Another lawsuit … and some practice notes

If you have not read it already, make sure you read the latest story on Atlanta Spirit’s suit against former law firm. READ IT HERE.

Columnist Jeff Schultz also weighed in on the matter. READ IT HERE.

Lots of details about ownership trying to sell the team – almost from the moment they bought it before the lockout. They also claim to have lost $130 million over the course of lengthy lawsuit to buy out former partner.

A quiet and quick practice today in Duluth.

* Andrew Ladd did not practice due to illness.

* Chris Thorburn did not practice. He was giving another another day off to rest an undisclosed injury.

* Evander Kane (mid-body), Jim Slater (IR, concussion) and Chris Mason (IR, knee) also did not skate.

* Fredrik Modin (mid-body) did skate as he makes his way back to a return to the lineup.

* With so many forwards out, defenseman Zach Bogosian skated as a forward.

* Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec will soon be sporting new equipment (once it gets broken in). He has new pads, blocker and glove that are a dark blue.

* Not that they mean much, but here are the practice lines:





64 comments Add your comment

Bruins fan 49

January 21st, 2011
9:34 pm

Reality- I can’t wait till my Bruins and thrashers kick cindy crosby and cooke butt.

Brian west palm beach

January 21st, 2011
9:35 pm

Hey reality, your mamas dish is running out of water.Go back to that depressed s#%t town. Has anyone seen a normal looking person from there? I did not think so.

old smelly socks

January 21st, 2011
9:55 pm


Yogi Berra

January 21st, 2011
10:11 pm

Another Lawsuit… Again?


January 21st, 2011
10:17 pm

Reality Sucks!

East Point Bob

January 21st, 2011
11:37 pm

I believe the so called “Great” Mario Leimuex, used The Sprint Center in Kansas City to bait them into an arena in Pittsburgh. He called Kansas City a Great town for hockey, in the Kansas City Star.
So in effect Mario is a big fat liar as well and should not be trusted at all. But these idiots we have take the cake for dumest, stupidest and downright demons of any sports ownership group, They make Jerry Jones look like a genius !

East Point Bob

January 21st, 2011
11:42 pm

BTW…. pittsburgh is an armpit of a town, dirty, smelly, crumbling etc… We closed our office there ten years ago and never regretted it for a second, and the people who transfered here, hated living there, and love it here… Also how about you baseball team, in constant rebuild mode and How many Losing seasons now ?????

Jared Lee Palin

January 22nd, 2011
1:26 am

There are enough hockey markets left for the Thrashers, if they left (not that anyone would notice) an ECHL would probably work in Atlanta, not that Atlanta hockey fans would notice the difference in the caliber of play. If the fans can’t even support this years winning team and can only draw 8000-10000 crowds forget it already!

Stuck in NJ

January 22nd, 2011
8:38 am

The salt in the wound on this new lawsuit is that you have a law firm representing the idiots, a law firm representing the crooks and the crook law firm getting sued. With three law firms involved, this thing will last longer than the Belkin lawsuit. Can you say “mulitple appeals?”


January 22nd, 2011
8:57 am

Song for tonight – Three Dog Nights – Liar


January 22nd, 2011
9:36 am

Move the team along with different owners includind that sorry Wadell what a looser who collects a salary for doing absolutly nothing for this team so he must go……move this team to Canada and believe you me with the right owner this team will prosper what a sorry Hockey town Alanta is and always has been

Pork N beans

January 22nd, 2011
9:46 am

hockeynut..after briefly trying to translate your post, I wouldn’t call anyone a “looser”..or
“loser”..or whatever you are trying to say in broken invalid speak. Try again..and please use a basic rudiment of thought next time and I might perhaps bless you with the fact that it’s beyond easy to counter any point you roll around in your jelly-head before you attempt to scribble it in crayon here making yourself look like a dullard. I don’t mind a good debate but you are obviously unarmed, so back to the kiddie pool, toot.

Kirk P

January 22nd, 2011
4:57 pm

Hey Reality, does it feel good to blog yourself?

Zombie Steve

January 24th, 2011
4:31 pm

This team can still be saved – the trick is finding an investor willing to keep the team in ATL.

Arthur Blank: save us.