What's A Kopitar?
DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, May 31, 2012
On Wednesday night as I watched an Eastern Conference NBA playoff game, my Twitter feed exploded with dozens upon dozens of tweets. Each one featuring a strange word...Kopitar.
I looked over at the trending topics and just about all of them were NBA & stupid hashtags. #MentionSomeoneYouLove. Ok. #YoMama. Nothing mentioned this Kopitar anomaly that was flooding my timeline Noah's Ark style.
(Yes 5+ NBA Players were trending, 3 NBA other things were trending, and 0 hockey things. And the NHL was in the finals and NBA was just a conference final...Just sayin...)
I began to look at the Twitter icons and quickly put together what had happened. Something hockey happened. Detective work!
I knew there was a Stanley Cup Finals game, but with the Wizards in the NBA Lottery, the Nats on, and the Caps being eliminated like 2 years ago (right?), I wasn't really paying more attention than checking the score once an hour on NHL's website.
So when Kopitar came flying out of my computer monitor I tweeted some fans to find out what his deal was. Apparently he was the following: 'the bomb' 'a paralyzer' 'the man' and more. According to some stats, he is leading (tied) the best postseason team so far the Kings in points
Why had I never heard of this guy before tonight? I hadn't watched any playoff hockey, and I hadn't watched anything but Caps game. But I do watch SportsCenter & several other national sports shows. Why aren't they talking about him?
It is a strange thing to me that I don't know one of the top playoff performers on a team that will probably win the Stanley Cup. I don't even know his first name. So here are the questions:
Is it my fault? Is it the national media's fault? Is it the NHL's fault? Is it the sport's fault? Vote below: