Did the Thrashers still win that game? Are they still considered the official victors? I see Puck Daddy has declared Anze Kopitar the Star of the Western Hemisphere. NHL.com knows what's up with their "King Kovalchuk" headline and their crowning him 1st Star of the Late West Coast Night. Yes they do, yes they do.
If you kids haven't been following the Battle of California's coverage of the Thrashers' road trip, from the other side of course (was it necessary to type that? Would this sentence sound better if I'd just left that clause out?), I urge you to do so now. Fine stuff. And Kings blogger Rudy Kelly has a SERIOUS crush on the Czar. As do we all. As do we all.
I want Ilya Kovalchuk so bad. If i had to choose between boning Jessica Simpson (back when she was hot, not the stretch pant-wearing GIrl Scout troop leader she's turned into) or getting Ilya Kovalchuk on the Kings, I'd take Ilya and never look back. It makes me ill, how badly I want Ilya. I know it would cost a ton to get him* and I know we could just wait and see if he makes it to free agency, but I want him now. I want to savor in his glory and lick the tears of Ducks' fans as Kovalchuk ravages them again and again and again. There's not one player in the league I'd rather have on the Kings than Ilya Kovalchuk.
The Thrashers Party wagon train rolls on to Arizona.