Checking in from Thrashers practice where I just completed a short stint as a goaltender before the team took to the ice. I got some great tutelage from Johan Hedberg, Steve Weeks and Mark Popovic. Ashamed to say I was winded very quickly but I am alive. I know I took one off the face mask and got a huge assist from the post on a shootout attempt. Let’s just say Viv the Sieve lives.
Look for the story – with a surprise guest – in Sunday’s paper and the video online over the weekend.
The Thrashers may soon be at full strength for practice as all five Olympians lost on Wednesday. I’m not sure what the timetable is for their return, but I assume they will get a break.
Christoph Schubert is back on the ice, so it looks like his knee held up after yesterday’s practice.
The lines continue to be the same with Slava Kozlov on the line for Maxim Afinogenov.
Point of emphasis of this practice seems to be work in the corners.
Trade deadline is fast approaching so I will be working on that. I will let you know what I hear.