I’ll be live blogging game one of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Final between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. Check back at 8pm and join in.
What a great night I had yesterday. I got home just in time to see the New York Rangers defeat the Ottawa Senators in game 7. I also found out that my favorite show currently on television, Fringe, has been renewed for a 5th and final season on Fox.
Onto a few thoughts:
- I love the NFL, but can’t really get into the draft like others can. Even in years where my team drafts later on, I don’t find it all that compelling to watch. It made it even worse when I knew several months ago who the Colts were going to draft. I haven’t seen video of the announcement, and have no desire to. The draft is great for the NFL, ESPN, NFL Network, and the fans who watch…but it is not for me.
- Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd was picked up by the Arizona Cardinals. If they could get a high quality QB, they would be sitting great with two outstanding receivers to throw the ball to. A tandem of Larry Fitzgerald and Floyd could prove deadly.
- NHL Playoffs, round 2, begins tonight with Phoenix hosting Nashville. Two hot goaltenders from the previous round could mean several tight games. Nashville is better though and they win in 5. I’ll also take St. Louis over Los Angeles in 5, New York Rangers over Washington in 6, and Philadelphia over the New Jersey Devils in 7.
- Community spoofed Law and Order on NBC last night and it was simply amazing. As a fan of L&O for years, it was incredible how detailed this episode was. Everything from the intro to the one-liners and the detectives/D.A at the hot-dog stand was well done. This was a gem of an episode. I now have a problem with where to place this episode all time. It surpasses the pillow/blanket fort documentary but was it better than the timeline episode? Tough call.
- All has been pretty quiet on the gaming front lately. Nothing of too much interest, from my perspective, has been happening.
Call me JK. I know, it’s not an original introduction and I’m not Herman Melville. I’d also be the first to tell you that trying to replicate a great piece of literature is not something I’d ever strive for. Now I’m not a rookie when it comes to blogging, but I’ve never really taken my game up to a high level…something that can take months or years. Yet the first of many entries into JK’s Gaming and Sports blog will attempt to make that long, long stride.
Being timely, it would seem like a given that I would talk about Super Bowl XLVI. I’d imagine just about every general sports blog will be discussing that game so it’s something I’m actually going to avoid for the time being…..unless of course something big happens tonight that is unprecedented.
There are more important things anyway, such as the one year anniversary of Montreal Canadiens center Scott Gomez’s last goal. Remember when this guy was a beast with the New Jersey Devils? He is currently tainting his career with Montreal, now in his 3rd season, after him and his ridiculous contract were traded from the New York Rangers.
After last night’s 3-0 loss to the Washington Capitals, it became official that Gomez has now gone a full year without scoring a goal. Now granted, he’s missed about half of their games due to injury this season, but what about last season? He played nearly every game from February 5 to the end of the regular season.
Montreal fans have been very outspoken about Gomez’s deplorable play over the last year. They’ve gone to creating a site with a countdown to the anniversary, letting fans know if he scored last game, and creating this gem:
I have no idea how you can possibly justify a $7.3 million cap hit, even for a decent Scott Gomez, but his absolutely inexcusable play has to have Canadiens fans. While playing 21 games this year, he’s managed a paltry 7 assists.
Some fans in attendance for their 2pm start today against Winnipeg will be wearing party hats and bringing confetti to celebrate this ‘accomplishment’. Personally, I’d like to see this streak go on as long as possible. I figured Montreal’s fans are more worried about what language their coach speaks than what is actually happening on the ice anyway.