The Quote of the Day comes from Thrashers captain Andrew Ladd. I asked Friday if the must-win situation the team finds itself in – along with playing tight games – will help if/when the Thrashers make the playoffs.
“Philadelphia last year was playing playoff hockey the last month [of the season],” Ladd said. “It translates and keeps moving all the way through. Sometime you are better off that way. In Chicago [last season's Stanley Cup winner], we weren’t playing our best hockey even in the first round. It took us a round to get going. Sometimes it’s better to battle your way in it and already be in that playoff mode.”