The quote of the day comes from Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay. I asked him following Monday’s practice what he thought of the team’s 3-4-1 record considering they have played Washington twice, Tampa twice and made a West Coast trip.
“It’s scary sometimes if you look ahead [at the schedule] and I, honestly, try not to. But you couldn’t help but look at some of that and go ‘Uh-Oh, this is not good.’ When we initially looked at it and saw four in a row on the road to start, I thought we are playing good teams, it’s not good. However, we’ll be away together and try to grow the team and I think that happened. The power plays we were playing against are frightening. Washington we did a good job against. Tampa we didn’t do a great job against. You take seven penalties against a team like Tampa and you are going to get burned. … I’m pleased with where we are. I’m not thrilled. I’m pleased and I think if we just trust and take that Washington game and use it. Take those Anaheim and San Jose games and say ‘Look, when you play like those stretches, you can play with anybody.”