Boulton in the lineup; Dawes clears waivers

Just a couple other news and notes from this morning’s skate in preparation for game against Tampa Bay.

* Eric Boulton will see his first ice time of the season. After being a healthy scratch the first six game, Boulton will play on a line with Fredrik Modin and Jim Slater.

“It stinks,” Boulton said of sitting out. “It’s no fun to sit out. You see the guys out there battling every night. You want to be a part of it. You want to help them. It’s tough to watch but at the same time you have to be a good teammate and wait for your chance.

“I’ve tried to have a good attitude and wait for my chance and I got it tonight. I’m going to go out there and do my thing.”

* Nigel Dawes cleared waivers on Friday, a day after being released by the team. He signed a two-way contract during the offseason and will be assigned to AHL Chicago. Dawes, who scored the game-winning shootout goal against Anaheim last week, had no points and was a minus-6 in the team’s six games.

*Patrice Cormier is back in Atlanta. The prospect was wearing a boot on his right foot after having the hard cast removed. Cormier had been in Canada, where he was in court for the assault charge filed against him for an on-ice hit during a junior league game last season. Cormier pleaded guilty and the charge was unconditionally discharged.

25 comments Add your comment

liquid fart

October 22nd, 2010
12:48 pm

bite their ears off Boults! no one wanted dawes, go figure.

FormerIslesFan

October 22nd, 2010
12:48 pm

So, if Boulton is playing, who is expected the be the healthy scratch(es)?

jb

October 22nd, 2010
12:52 pm

ThrashDawg

October 22nd, 2010
12:56 pm

Any idea as to when Cormier will be ready to play? If the kid is as good as everyone says, we need him!

liquid fart

October 22nd, 2010
1:00 pm

cormier is still wearing the walking boot. bergfors must be on the block. Boults will give our lifeless team some energy..every year he starts the season scratched and he never gives any coach any reason to sit him once he starts playing. bergfors is either being traded or he is in the doghouse. lets get carcillo, he’s in philly’s doghouse. he scoresugly goals but he scores them, hits, fights, puts people in the seats..last i checked we need people in the seats as bad as we need goals.

Toby

October 22nd, 2010
1:05 pm

Chris

Any news on Bergie? Is he injured? In the doghouse? Unhappy here?

Adam

October 22nd, 2010
1:07 pm

You should have titled this post “Atlanta makes early play for #1 draft pick”.

TrueBlue

October 22nd, 2010
1:29 pm

JLC

October 22nd, 2010
1:53 pm

screw hockey!

liquid fart

October 22nd, 2010
2:08 pm

good job JLC, our village needed an idiot.

Southernboyloveshockey

October 22nd, 2010
2:20 pm

JLC:
Have you ever been to a hockey game? If not, keep your comments to yourself. Making comments like that serves no purpose other than to tell everybody you have no life and for that I’m truly sorry.!!!!

Flames

October 22nd, 2010
2:20 pm

Just found out that Zach Bogosian will not be playing this weekend. They just don’t want to rush him back to soon. I CAN”T wait to watch Boulton play tonight. You now at least know going into this game that there will be a fight tonight….GO THRASHERS!!!!!

Jeff97

October 22nd, 2010
2:35 pm

We should find out in the first 5-10 minutes what this team has got tonight. if they come out flying, it might be a fun night at The Bulb.

Who on the Bolts is gonna give Boulton a fight tonight? Downie..puhlease. I dont think they have a true heavyweight this year. Tampa is a finess team now, we need to wear them down physically and take advantage in the 3rd period.

Flames

October 22nd, 2010
2:47 pm

I would love to see Boults hit Stamkos right in the mouth. Just for psychological reasons.

Hockey Biltong

October 22nd, 2010
3:15 pm

Carcillo, now that’s a thought. How about Spezza, too….

East Point Bob

October 22nd, 2010
3:22 pm

Hey jlc, SCREW jeorgia feetball !!! Can those Thug & Felons read or write ?

Can the Stupid A$$ coach even show up and accept responsibility ? Go away jlc, you little feetball nerd !

Hockey is a MAN’S game and not one jeorgia feetball player could ever make it in a MAN’S sport !!!

Atlanta 3 TB 2 in Shootout

Jeff97

October 22nd, 2010
3:40 pm

Who cares about THUGA……long overrated…..has had 1 real player and one real special moment in over 60 years….Take away #34 and there is no tradition or history…there, i said it.

now back to hockey talk.

Flagstaff

October 22nd, 2010
4:12 pm

As worried as I am to see Bergfors scratched yet again, I am happy to see ol’ Boults back again. I also am excited to see Mason in person again; he is quickly becoming one of my favorite players.

liquid fart

October 22nd, 2010
4:17 pm

i agree jeff, no one on tampa will fight boults..but that means we should throw our weight around and intimidate them. we can’t roll over like we did against the sabres. we shoulda ran them out of the building also, but we didn’t. friday night is okay for fighting.

Zombie Steve

October 22nd, 2010
4:19 pm

Liquid – they let Boults out of his cage…. I expect him to force a fight =)

liquid fart

October 22nd, 2010
5:34 pm

i sure hope so undead steve! we need a reason to watch after the sabre sludge. i still wish we could form an eager – thor – boults 4th line. talk about “hockey”..that would be fun to watch.

Lee

October 22nd, 2010
6:48 pm

Like the things I’ve seen the past day or so:

Great additude by Boults. He was patient, Ramsay saw that he was ready, and now he’s back out on the ice. Boults is the type of guy that trusts Rammer and I’m excited to see a fight or two by him tonight!

Glad that Dawes cleared waivers. He could be a very good player sometime this year or next.

Looking forward to some awesome rivalry battles today and tomorrow. If we win one of the games I think it will be against Tampa because we’ll be pumped up and looking forward to a rematch. But Washington is gonna play pretty hard and try to make up for our season opener.

And who doesn’t like third jerseys???? GO THRASHERS

J-man

October 22nd, 2010
7:26 pm

I admire your optimism Lee, but if Dawes already was a good player he wouldn’t have gone through waivers and he sure wouldn’t clear them. You can count him out.

Boulton didn’t fight much last season so I wouldn’t hold my breath for tonight’s game, but we’ll see.

Ken

October 22nd, 2010
11:18 pm

just got back from the game. few thoughts – Dudley made a mistake choosing Mason over Moose and also not resigning Kubina. Ramsey clearly doesnt like Bergfors. Eager is a stupid hockey player as he constantly is taking dumb penalties. We have the worst power play in the league.

Killer Ice Gerbil

October 23rd, 2010
6:19 am

It’s gonna be a long season..we just looked sloppy and tonight is a back-to-back..normally we are horrid in those because we have an excuse. So much anticipation for this team this year and we look just as heartless as we did under the veiled whispers of JA. Is Ramsey’s system the same as his? the system that did not work ?

Eager had a rough one..we tried to mix it up against the wrong team..Tampa won’t engage in fisticuffs. I’m hoping this is just a jelling issue..but it’s hard to jell them together when they are so scattered every game..even breaking up lines that actually worked well together, but what do i know..been a fan since day 1..every year we seem roll out a lifeless squad of quitters. At least no one can say Byfuglien is a bust and “overrated”..that guy is mint, even more so on an awful squad like this one might be shaping up to be. I’d rather have Kulda over Hainsey or Sopel and they are experienced vets. Boults played hard, he always does…but you can’t put his heart in almost everyone else. At least it appears as if hardly anyone was there to see it.