Before I get to the promised blog about the developmental camp the Thrashers will have next week – July 10-15 – let me do a little housekeeping.
1. I apologize to Jason(Darkhorse). I did indeed change the main blog a couple of times yesterday – it started with the Thorburn signing before the Antropov move went down. So, he was indeed talking about Thorburn as a 4th-liner. Didn’t mean to make you look like “one of the looney posters on the Thrashers message boards” Darkhorse.
2. Waddell is the one that told us about the text message from Kovy (Tim, I had it on this blog first, read my comments). I was asking Waddell about how the Antropov signing would affect the negotiations with Kovy. It came up a little bit into the conversation. I don’t think it was a plant, he was simply answering a question.
Now, I need your help. I will post the roster for the developmental camp below. Take a look at it and let me know who you would like to know more about. I plan to do a story on Evander Kane, Carl Klinsberg, Jeremy Morin, Angelo Esposito and Vinny Saponari.
Let me know what other players you would like to hear about and I’ll try to get to them.
Also, let me say how well I think this blog is going. It’s a new media for me, but I think we have a lot to talk about and for the most part (yeah, we’re talking about Joey again) your comments have been very insightful – about the Thrashers and the NHL. I’m no Rawhide, but I’m working on it. Let’s see how we do in August (I have more vacation planned ), but so far, so good.
Development Camp Roster
John Albert, Spencer Anderson *, Jimmy Bubnick, Cody Crichton *, Angelo Esposito, Mike Forney, Riley Holzapfel, Doug Jones*, Evander Kane, Carl Klingberg, Daultan Leveille, Levko Koper, Andrew Kozek, Spencer Machacek, Jeremy Morin, Eric O’Dell, Danick Paquette, Kyle Reed*, Jordan Samuels, Vinny Saponari , Victor Saponari *
Ben Chiarot, Jay Gilbert*, Mike Looby*, Will O’Neill, Drew Paris*, Paul Postma, Cody Sol, Zach Redmond
Chris Carrozzi, Chris Kamal*, Taylor Nelson*, Ed Pasquale
* – Invitee who is not property of the Thrashers