Following break, just 30 games remain

Following Wednesday’s game against the Capitals, the Thrashers are off for five days for the NHL All-Star break. When they return, just 30 games are all that remain. It’s then this team will find out what it is made of. Will there be a second trip to the playoffs? Or another finish leaving them on the outside of the postseason.

The Thrashers have lost three straight going into the game with the Capitals. They have just four wins (one in regulation) in the past 16.

Here are some thoughts about the second half of the season.

Coach Craig Ramsay:  “Once the break is over, it’s the push down the stretch. Everybody has to realize what happened before that – good, bad or indifferent – it’s about pushing yourself down that final stretch. That’s when teams are made.”

Thrashers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec: “You want to win every game, but absolutely it’s important to get this win and feel better about ourselves, get some rest and be ready for the last stretch because it’s going to be really important. We have to stop this losing streak and get on a roll.

6 comments Add your comment

why not?

January 26th, 2011
2:31 pm

Need to be a buyer not a seller…ASG maybe will lie to us season ticket holders again.

Thrash ville

January 26th, 2011
5:11 pm

We are screwed if we don’t finish better than 15+ wins out of the 30 final games.

Brendan

January 26th, 2011
6:46 pm

So, there’s sixty (60) points left on the table. How does 40 sound? Yeah, well … time to string wins together, if that’s gonna happen. These games are going to fly by, down the stretch. They’re all huge. But if we don’t start winning, what will be the point of scoreboard watching? We should be BUYERS, not sellers at the trade deadline.

Every day … is another chance … for the Atlanta Spirit, LLC, to put its ‘commitment level’ on full display. Since the losses to the Devils, Leafs, and Bolts, the ownership has done … absolutely nothing. Perhaps, we should start a calendar count? We could call this, “Day 4 of … absolutely nothing.” We could name it, “Countdown to Inaction.” Welcome, to Day Four.

Furious George

January 27th, 2011
12:15 am

This is truly gut check time. After a disastrous January, fortunately February looks pretty promising schedule wise. The Thrashers must capitalize, no excuses. The All star break comes at a great time, hopefully Kane and Slater will be healed and ready to go by Tuesday. I’m looking forward to see an exciting playoff push with a hopefully a full deck roster-wise. Like Bart Scott said, ‘Can’t Wait!’

Hockey Biltong

January 27th, 2011
10:56 am

Rob

January 28th, 2011
7:44 am

+1 Brendan. Its time this team go get scoring talent. Rumor has it Zach Parise is on the block and we’d have 1.5 years to convince him to stay in Atlanta.