I spent today back on the golf beat out at the LPGA’s Sybase Classic in Clifton, N.J., which is not going to be confused with playoff hockey on the excitement meter.
But golf has its own charms, which at least some of you can attest to. As for the rest of you, bear in mind there are people out there who don’t get hockey, either.
Anyway, I bumped into a tournament official who is a Rangers season ticket holder and I asked him whether he wanted the Rangers to go after Chris Drury or Scott Gomez this summer. He said “Drury” before I could even finish the question.
Perhaps at a later date, I’ll provide a more detailed statistical analysis of the two unrestricted free agent centers, but for now, let me say this:
One, it seems like a lot of you prefer Drury given his whole track record as the consummate winner. I admit I didn’t really buy into it as much until the whole 7.7 seconds ordeal, and now I’m completely on board.
But what I’ll also say is having seen a lot of both Drury and Gomez this year, I definitely felt like I would NOTICE Gomez more on a given shift. Yes, some of that may come from simply being a flashier player than Drury. And let’s also bear in mind that being noticed more isn’t always a good thing (for instance, I NOTICED Marek Malik a lot this year as well). But at least on the surface, I do feel Gomez is the more dynamic skater and playmaker while Drury’s contributions can often be more subtle.
Well, except when Drury ties playoff games with 7.7 seconds remaining.
There’s nothing subtle about that….