We are back. Time to be honest. The “assignment” I was on: A 10-day vacation in Costa Rica with the wife and kid. I was literally in jungles away from everything. Truth is, I left the night of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals and didn’t know who won the game until a full week later – when riding on a bus with a guy from California. He let me know who won that game and the NBA finals. Guess my prediction of the Wings in six didn’t work out, huh?
Hard to stay on top of things with no internet, phone, newspaper or television. I apologize to those of you who would hold me responsible for not knowing the Thrashers hired a new associate general manager – which will be made official this afternoon – while I was away.
I did enjoy coming back this morning and catching up with the blog. You folks had some really good memorable moments. I enjoyed going back and researching some of them. There were many, but I found three that were repeated most often.
1. THE PLAYOFFS: The atmosphere around Philips Arena before the franchise’s first playoff game.
2. THE POINT: Ilya Kovalchuk points at Sidney Crosby after scoring a power-play goal following the Kid’s penalty.
3. THE FIGHT: Garnett Exelby got mentioned quite a bit for his fights and hits, but his knock out of Montreal’s Gordie Dwyer was mentioned most often.
Thanks to those who include the video links.
So let’s see what you all think with the poll.
Thanks again for reading. I know it’s slow for the Thrashers right now. However, the draft is this weekend. Also, I’m starting to line up interviews with some players so I will be able to bring you some updates. Oh, and there is always the Kovy situation to watch.