Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sports Digest - Thumb Wars

Welcome back to another weekly segment of sports digest.

Thumbs up to Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings for continuing his break out year in the NHL. Playing in his fourth season, this underrated superstar is currently leading the league with 30 pts in 19 games. He's on pace to record 129 points which almost doubles his career high. If he can keep up this pace, he will bring the Kings back in the post season for the first time since the 2001-2003 campaign.

Thumbs down to the Vancouver Canucks for losing the last 3 games by a combined score of 11-3. They started a different goalie in every game and still lost. The offense has got to pick up the pace and start finishing. They won't be able to win many games by scoring only one goal.

Thumbs up to the Blue Jays organization even though they had a very disappointing season. Aaron Hill and Adam Lind shone through the medicrioty and won silver slugger awards awarded to the best offensive player at each position. These two guys will be pivotal in the future success of the Blue Jays (that's unless they don't pull a Vernon Wells aka Big Country Reeves).

*a Vernon Wells: sign a big fat contract after a really good year, letting the success get to your head and gaining a bunch of weight, proving to critics that you're not worth it
Thumbs up to the Kings organization for having the hottest ice girl, Sarah. Yes, those are probably fake.