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Friday, September 07, 2007

Season (P)Review: Ladislav Nagy

Ladislav Nagy is like a moustache.

You know how every once in a while a friend of yours will decide to grow a moustache? You think it's a terrible idea but you can't really say anything because you know that you'll eventually try to grow one too. Then it'll start to get all straggly but your buddy will think that if he just lets it grow out a little it'll be better, but it doesn't and then he finally just has to shave it off? That’s Ladislav Nagy. Other NHL moustaches include Dean McAmmond, Brian Smolinski, and Mike Comrie, to name a few.

I swear, if I let it grow a little bit...

So far Nagy has been with the Blues, the Coyotes and the Stars (briefly). As far as I can tell, they ultimately decided that he didn’t look good on them and shaved him off. Now it’s the King’s turn. Nagy’s only signed on for this season (albeit a little overpaid at $3.75 mil) and hopefully he will be a positive at the end of the season. What I’m afraid of is that he’ll show just enough to warrant another contract when I don’t really see him ever reaching his potential.

I get the feeling Nagy will end up with 50 points; either he’ll play 80 games and be relatively lackluster, or he’ll play great for 50 games and then get hurt. That’s the problem with guys like him (and also the problem with moustaches): they never look quite as good in reality as they do on paper.

(Next Up: Raitis Ivanans.)


RudyKelly said...

Also, I wrote a quick little preview about the Kings over on thepensblog.com. They're doing a preview of every NHL team, so you should check it out even if you don't like me.

Earl Sleek said...

Other NHL moustaches include Dean McAmmond, Brian Smolinski, and Mike Comrie, to name a few.

Heh, how many moustaches can you put on a single Senators logo?

Great stuff. Jeff Friesen might be an example of an NHL moustache that actually at one point grew an actual moustache.

RudyKelly said...

I didn't even notice that, that's awesome. And yes, Jeff Friesen definitely counts as a moustache.

John Downey said...

Shocker: RudyKelly contributes a post that doesn't drop multiple superflous f-bombs.

Moustaches never look good. They don't look good on paper, porn stars, or Parros.

I'm sorry, I've made a mistake. Moustaches do look good in Kings uniforms.

RudyKelly said...

Hey, I don't think any of my f-bombs are fuckin' superfluous... well, except for that last one.

Julian said...

Oh, come on, at least give Parros his due. I love the guy, but I think much like Samson his moustache might have magic powers.

If you cut it he goes from sub-sub-par NHL player & porn star to truck driver.

Interchangeable Parts said...

Here at stately IPB Manor we have a theory about Jeff Friesen's 2003 Playoffs mustache. We think he fell asleep on the team plane and some jokester drew it on with a Sharpie.

(Great post, Rudy!)