Full disclosure: We weren't really sure how a poetry contest would play.
We know when it comes to Reader Art Contests, we're golden. But poetry's a different animal, so we were a little apprehensive about "For The Love Of Nuge: The Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Poetry Slam."
Then this entry from Mohammad Rashead rolled in. It's called "Draft 2011 was the Donkey to our Jerusalem." And we were given hope:
You are the gasket to our leak
the Carpathia to our survivors
the Zamboni to the rink in our hearts
You are the Neo to our matrix
the Fehr to our PA
the Jacque Plante to our faces
and for everything you are...
We Thank You.
From Mohammad: "Mr Wysh, Please note that I absolutely hate the Oilers...GO FLAMES GO... but I have to further admit that I hate them more because of the quick rebuild and the 'NUGE'' just puts it over the top."
Such is the awesome power of The Nuge, bringing sworn enemies together to celebrate his rookie splendor.
The premise is simple: Poetry of any kind written about th...