Reporting in early from Wednesday’s Thrashers practice.
Here are the line combinations on the ice. Do not know if there is any significance yet. I’ll check after practice.
Light blue: Kovalchuk, Little, Antropov
Grey: Kozlov, White, Afinogenov
Orange: Kane, Reasoner, Peverley
Red: Boulton, Slater, Thorburn
Yellow: Armstrong, Gratton
There is nothing new of the Kovalchuk negotiations at this point. I, obviously, have a lot of catching up to do with Don Waddell and John Anderson a bit later. I have a long list of things to ask about, but feel free to give me your thoughts and I’ll add them to my list.
I will check back after lockeroom and interviews.
UPDATE: Lots to report from locker room interviews and session with Waddell and Anderson.
1. Kovy negotiations continue. Waddell remains optimistic. However, don’t expect it to be done by start of season. Both Waddell and Kovy said they don’t – and won’t – consider the contract talks a distraction. Stay tuned.