With Tuesday night’s victory over the Colorado Avalanche, the Thrashers’ third win in a row, Atlanta moved not only comfortable ahead of the Islanders but also three points up on Tampa Bay, within a point of Colorado and within four points of Phoenix and Ottawa. In other words, there’s a realistic chance the Thrashers could finish 25th out of the 30 NHL teams, just good enough to have no chance at the No. 1 draft pick.
So, are Thrashers fans happy their team is finally winning, or would they rather it waited until next year?
Plus, here are two things I forgot to blog from Monday’s practice:
— With Eric Perrin off the ice recovering from his stinger, Ron Hainsey did some work as a forward alongside Marty Reasoner and Colin Stuart.
—Hainsey, on why the Thrashers were able to limit shots on goal by the Canadiens and Flames: “It’s more of a team thing. If the team’s committed to protecting the puck more, having the puck more, forwards and D, not turning it over, and being in good position in our end, we can limit the shots. … It’s everybody. It’s been the forwards just as much as the D.”