Eager: Important to beat Eastern Conference opponents

Today’s quote comes from Ben Eager on the importance of beating Eastern Conference teams such as the Bruins:

“They have a good team and a deep lineup,” Eager said. “I’m sure they are going to be excited to get a win before the Christmas break. This is a good team and you would think they are going to be in the playoffs. If you do make the playoffs we could end up facing them at some point. We want to be a good team ourselves and to do that we have to beat the other good times.”

10 comments Add your comment

First?

December 23rd, 2010
2:49 pm

Maybe f-i-r-s-t!

kracker

December 23rd, 2010
2:51 pm

This will be a tough game for sure. The way Ben said it, it is like he expects the Bruins to get a win tonight, before the Christmas break. I know he didn’t mean it that way – we want the win before the break to send everyone off for a happy Christmas.

g time

December 23rd, 2010
3:32 pm

need to whoop some ass

Puck Like A Porn Star

December 23rd, 2010
4:57 pm

Now that the lawsuit is over, maybe the owners will finally attend a Thrashers game?

Snoman

December 23rd, 2010
5:09 pm

Don’t count on it Puck!! Those basketball buffoons don’t know where to find the hockey rink in Phillips!!

stendek

December 23rd, 2010
8:21 pm

The Thrashers are who we thought they were! A bottom dweller like the New York Islanders. True identity surfaced in Beantown! Pavs is Marshmallow Mason. So very sad! :( :( :( :( STENDEK

stendek

December 23rd, 2010
9:53 pm

Lose to crap team like Blues on home ice then follow that up with an even worse loss to an equally crap team on the road. Losing streak now two games. Unlikely to end anytime soon. Craig Ramsay has workable system. Only players with heart to play that system are missing. Thrashers gave up in Massachusetts. Plain and simple. Went through motions. Mailed this one in. Lost on scoreboard. Could not even win any fights. Bullied by Beaners. Laughed at by Bostonians. Irked my Southern pride to no end. Pavs actually looked worse than Marshmallow Mason. Three of the four goals were absolutely pathetic. Thrashers missed so many open nets it offended by sensibility. Totally unacceptable. Hope all apologists enjoyed that taste of first place. That was it for this wasted season. Thrashers will be fortunate not to plummet into cellar. Playoff spot no certainty. This loss exposed complete lack of heart and character. Excuses my backside. “Tired” Thrashers will have plenty of time to rest up while watching playoffs again. Uncaring quitters. :( :( :( :( STENDEK

stendek

December 23rd, 2010
10:03 pm

Want to build fan base Thrashers? Get outscored 8-3 by two mid to lower level clubs during two unacceptable defeats! That will do it. Paying fans will choose amateur tiddywinks tournament at Boom Boom Bar rather than losing night at Philips Arena. Cannot say I blame em! :( :( :( :( STENDEK(

Snoman

December 23rd, 2010
10:11 pm

WOW – Stendek, the sky is falling….the sky is falling…..duck. It is a long season….keep some faith and stay positive. They boyz will have it rolling again before 2010 is over.

Brendan

December 23rd, 2010
10:25 pm

We’re going to lose games, 4-1, eventually. But especially to good teams, on their home ice. Let the record show that I don’t come to these blogs to harpoon the team after every loss, or successive losses. Nobody likes losses. Nobody.

This hurts hurts doubly, however. As Boston holds 4 games-in-hand, this was actually a critical matchup, in terms of maintaining a superior position over Boston, headed towards the 2nd half of the season. The Bruins are a good team, folks. And no matter how their regular season and playoffs end, they own Toronto’s 1st and 2nd round draft picks, via the Phil Kessel trade.

Imagine having Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask as your tandem in net?!