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.