How Could We Forget?

We’ve laughed at it all season long.  Amidst Detroit’s regular season struggles early on in the 2009-2010 campaign, about how we were having problems filling in the offensive gaps.

We lost Hossa, Samuelsson, Hudler…Kopecky?

Now, he did DESTROY his career high in points this season…


Wowsa…a whole two point difference.

And spent most of Chicago’s post-season run in the press box before Andrew Ladd was hurt and couldn’t play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  So Kopecky gets in, and ends up scoring the game-winning goal…


He was quite excited…he went over and has using both fists to bang the glass in front of the crowd.  Um…Tomas?  That was a terrible goal.  I mean, that goal alone is probably why Boucher didn’t start in Game 2.  But let’s not dwell on the fact that it was the weakest limp-wristed worm burner of a shot that Boucher should have been able to stop in his sleep – that’s not the point of this post.

Kopy did have a good game in Game 1…no doubt.  But, just like with the entire Chicago Blackhawks team, everyone went overboard with the reaction to him scoring that goal, proving once again, that Chicago is the biggest bandwagon team since…well since Crosby and the Penguins.

But why was Kopecky forgotten in the first place?  Why was Detroit not upset about him jetting off to the Windy City with his boyfriend?  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he thinks he’s a top 6 forward and really is a bottom 6.

Don’t believe me?

Game 1:


And for an encore…

Game 2:

So you tell me which is the real Tomas Kopecky.  Oh wait…I don’t need you to.  Because I’ve known all along.  Good luck crossing that 25 point threshold next year, kid.  Did I say kid?  I meant 28 year old (he’s a year younger than Zetterberg).