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.
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.