NASHVILLE TN - DECEMBER 23: Marcel Goc #9 of the Nashville Predators reacts after scoring a goal against the Ottawa Senators on December 23 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
My momma always taught me that when someone gives you a gift, you write them a thank you note. And so, here I am, albeit somewhat late.
Turns out, Mr. Wilson, that you did indeed give up too soon. In well under two full seasons, Goc has exceeded his career-high in points twice, playing in all situations and on all lines for Barry Trotz. In addition to being one of the best bottom six forwards in the NHL value-wise, he's spawned hashtags and provided endless puns to those in need of a good joke.
He's an Olympian. He's inexpensive. He's got a cool last name, and he's good at hockey. So here's to you, Doug - you might even say we Goc ya.