Last Game Of The Season Quick Shots

Boulton vs. Konopka (Photo by JOHNNY CRAWFORD / Jcrawford@ajc.com)

Boulton vs. Konopka (Photo by JOHNNY CRAWFORD / Jcrawford@ajc.com)

22-18-1…That’s the record the Thrashers played to in the second half of the season…capped off with a 6-2 B-slappin’ of the Tampa Bay Lightning! After winning months in February and March, the team went 3-3 in the short-scheduled month of April.

Atlanta finishes the season with a G/G stat of 3.05, (9th in the NHL)…a 3.40 GA/G, (29th)…they averaged 28.1 S/G, (26th)…32.7 SA/G, (27th)…a power play that scored 19.3% of the time, (11th)…and a 76.0% efficient penalty kill, (29th). Oh, and when leading after two periods, the Thrashers held on to win 91.7% of the time…which was the 6th best in the league.

Colby Armstrong began the night by being awarded the Dan Snyder Award, given as the unsung hero of the team. He celebrated by taking to the ice and scoring twice on seven shots on goal!

Unless Eric Perrin has a huge change of heart this summer, we saw him play his last game in an Atlanta Thrashers jersey. If so, he went out in style, scoring a short-handed goal in the first period.

Kari stopped 33 of 35 Lightning shots (Photo by JOHNNY CRAWFORD / Jcrawford@ajc.com)

Kari stopped 33 of 35 Lightning shots (Photo by JOHNNY CRAWFORD / Jcrawford@ajc.com)

After three fights in the first period of the game…Boulton vs. Konopka, Thorburn vs. Artyukin, Bogosian vs. Pettinger…the sin bin was so full that it was a good thing Martin St. Louis was the next Lightning player whistled for a penalty. Anyone taller wouldn’t have been able to squeeze in. Fortunately, someone was able to find the step-stool and he was able to climb into the box.

Kari Lehtonen returned to action after bumpin’ the ‘ol coconut in the Rangers game. He performed well, stopping 33 of 35 shots faced. Kari finished the season with a record of 19-22-3 to go along with a 3.06 GAA and .911 SV%. Considering that at the mid-point of the season he was 5-11-2 with a .900 SV% and 3.41 GAA…that’s darned good.

If there was an Assist of the Season award, it just might go to that spin-o-rama move by Marty Reasoner over to Colin to close out the scoring in the third period. For the night, Marty had a pair of helpers as did the Pevs Dispenser.

Reasoner and Perrin celebrate first period shorty (Photo by JOHNNY CRAWFORD / Jcrawford@ajc.com)

Reasoner and Perrin celebrate first period shorty (Photo by JOHNNY CRAWFORD / Jcrawford@ajc.com)

Speaking of Reasoner…after being presented with the Player’s Player Award earlier in the week, he commented, “To be voted by your teammates is a big thing. You play with these guys all year; you play for them. There’s a lot of guys on this team that are deserving to be recognized. It’s just an honor that the guys did that.”

I have been told by a reliable source…and I’ve been waiting for two years to type that phrase…that Don Waddell and Marty Reasoner’s agent have begun talks to re-sign the centerman. Get-’er done, Don!

Wedding bells will be ringing for three Thrashers this summer. Colby Armstrong and Chris Thorburn will join the ranks of marital bliss on June 19th. Nathan Oystrick will do the same on the 17th of July. Congrats guys!

The Nasty Nest crowd burned a Christmas tree down in the gulch after the game…an end-of-season burnt offering sacrifice to the hockey gods. You should have seen me trying to explain to The Divine Mrs. R why I and the boys smelt of burnt Christmas tree when we arrived home. That we left before the couch was thrown onto the flames impressed her not.

44 comments Add your comment

Nikita

April 12th, 2009
2:17 am

Nice. Loved the game tonight. I’ll let the positive vibes wash over me overnight before I get into what I might like to see change.

PUTTING ON THE FOIL

April 12th, 2009
6:30 am

Re-sign Kovalchuk is all I’ve got to say. This has to get done, no if, and, or buts.

The Joker

April 12th, 2009
7:41 am

Why don’t the Nesters throw a Buffalo Sabres fan in the fire and see if the fire throws them back out?

ben

April 12th, 2009
8:50 am

better luck next year.

Krust

April 12th, 2009
10:07 am

Joker, good one, but I bet the fire would throw him back.

Tony C.

April 12th, 2009
10:10 am

Joker-C’mon that stench would have Phillips’ LEED certification ruined.

Burning a Sbares fan… you know the EPA hates those fatty emmisions

ranallo10 (in AT)

April 12th, 2009
12:06 pm

So will Chris take Colby’s last name, or vice versa?

Rawhide

April 12th, 2009
12:32 pm

ranallo – Funny…very funny!

ahem

If I may clarify…the two will be married to separate females in two separate cerimomies on the same day.

kracker

April 12th, 2009
12:37 pm

And so it begins…Day 1 of the long Thrashers off season. I think I will go online and buy something. Oh, Rawhide, we did have enough good sense left not to throw the couch on the fire…unless it happened after I began the long, last journey homeward.

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
12:56 pm

We’re not Vermont, Ranallo. Cheerfully withdrawn, before I’m organizationally blacklisted. Rawhide, I believe we have seen the last of Eric Perrin. Though, really, for the role he can serve, he’s not bad ‘value for the money’ if he plays more minutes and with the results of the 2007-08 season instead of the 2008-09 season.

Congratulations to blogger Don for winning the picks contest, with 76-points, tied to a 4th place finish in the division. Well done, sir. And a hearty congrats, also, to Glovesave29 who also correctly picked 76-points for the season total.

Now, I’ve thought about another contest. But I think it’s moot. I wanted to run a “How many days ’til Waddell gets canned” contest. But, it’d go on for another decade, and who’d even remember there was a contest going on? So, as an alternative, I’d like to submit a “Guess the date Kovalchuk is re-signed contest.” You must specify by WHICH TEAM you think Ilya will sign his next contract. It doesn’t have to be by Atlanta. For example, you might say, “Toronto Maple Leafs, July 1, 2010.” In that example, you don’t think Atlanta will be able to re-sign Kovalchuk, and that he will, indeed, hit the open market, and will be eligible to be signed by ANY NHL team, including Atlanta. You may enter a guess of Atlanta, July 1, 2010. It’s permitted, as a viable guess.

One thing is certain. Kovalchuk may not re-sign with Atlanta prior to July 1, 2009. So, that’s the first eligbile date. I suppose, many people will pick this date. So, perhaps, we should link it with an hour of the day. Noon, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 11PM, etc. This could get rather fun. Also, it’s the time that the signing is officially posted at either the NHL website or the Thrashers team website that determines the tie-breaker. In other words, if TSN, Hockeybuzz, CBSSPORTSLINE or ESPN announces it, it doesn’t count. For purposes of the contest, it’s got to be at the NHL website or the Thrashers official team website. Now if, in the article, it states, “General Manager Don Waddell re-signed Ilya Kovalchuk at 3PM today,” and the article doesn’t appear until 8PM, we must go by the 3PM time, since that is, officially, when the team said the contract was re-signed. I know. All these rules. But if don’t put these rules into effect, there’ll be also sorts of false claims of victory. And we simply can’t have that. :)

You may submit guesses all the way up and until June 30, 2009, by 7PM. Any guess AFTER 7PM, on June 30, will not be considered as viable. Hey, I’ve got to set a cut-off time at some point. I think that’s more than FAIR. If you can’t hazard a guess between now and June 30, then you didn’t want to participate.

Gasp, okay. Someone just asked, “What if I think Kovalchuk will play in Russia, forsaking the NHL?” Well, then make that your guess, then. Just specify a date and time that his prospective Russian team will ink him.

Alan

April 12th, 2009
1:24 pm

Brendan – 29 August 2009, Atlanta.

five_hole

April 12th, 2009
2:11 pm

Brendan I’m an optimist. Put me down for July 4, 2009 with Atlanta.

To everyone, I’d like to say that it was a fun year, I really enjoyed meeting all of you, and here’s to the ‘09′-’10 season. Or as Glovesave might say, next year in Blueland.

Rawhide

April 12th, 2009
2:41 pm

August 5, 2009 – The Atlanta Thrashers.

So let it be written…so let it be done.

Jameson

April 12th, 2009
2:42 pm

The boys put on quite a show to finish the season. It’s really too bad I’m not a STH. They were 4 for 4 when I was in attendance this year. Maybe I’ll get a raise and a better work schedule by October.

Jameson

April 12th, 2009
2:43 pm

I’ll say Atlanta Thrashers – July 15, 2009

Nikita

April 12th, 2009
3:05 pm

I doubt he’ll re-sign until the summer is well nigh over, and he can see who’s being brought in. September 9, 2009.

kracker

April 12th, 2009
3:38 pm

It is possible that Captain Ilya could extend in early July for a couple of years. Perhaps to see how the team develops. And see how the lawsuit goes and if these owners will then properly fund the team. Perhaps he signs early for a reasonable amount to try to help in attracting tier one FAs. Or, and I guess this is more likely, he waits to see how the draft and especially how the FA signings and trades go, and he extends later in the summer. I most fear that if he does not see a significant roster upgrade and/or a really impressive first half of next season, he remains unextended and will reluctantly follow Hossa out of town.

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
3:46 pm

Nikita, I’ve got you down for 09-09-09, but you didn’t specify a team. I’m thinking you want Atlanta, though. Is that correct?

Keep in mind, you can change your mind up to and including June 30th, at 7PM, but … I ask that you not do that 14 times. Once or twice, or maybe three times seems reasonable.

five_hole, not trying to sway you in any way, but July 4th is a holiday. Even Don Waddell and Kovy’s agent would probably take that day off. If they sign the deal on the 5th of July, you’d probably be in the tie-breaker situation or win outright, with a July 4th pick. It goes to whoever is closest, or nails it outright.

Someone might pick July 1, at 4PM, and win it.

Rawhide and Alan, your thinking is that Kovy wants to wait to see what happens out on the free agent market until he signs? That’s probably smart, on Kovy’s part. Then again, if Kovy is “as happy” as he indicates in interviews about playing in Atlanta, nothing is likely to top the offer he’ll potentially receive in Early July, assuming the organization doesn’t intend to insult him with a devalued contract. Which, shaking my head, I cannot say with certainty won’t happen. What? I could see Bruce telling Don, “not a penny more than $8 million.” I don’t care how low the cap goes, if it decreases, Kovy will get $9M or more from every team that has the room to offer that much. And, as best I understand it, if the cap shrinks, the players cap hit number shrinks to whatever 20% is of the cap limit.

Hey, what is, the present day, max cap? I think it’s 20% of $56.7 million, per the CBA. If my math is correct, $11.34 million is the maximum cap hit permitted to be offered to Kovalchuk. If Atlanta offers $8M … PFFT! What does that say??? Okay, Crosby’s cap hit is $8.7M. But it was signed a few years ago, when the cap was much smaller. Ovechkin’s cap hit is $9.5 million. Perhaps Atlanta can argue that the cap hit cannot exceed OV’s deal. But really, it’s whatever the market will bear. And I would think that Atlanta wants to send a message that they value Kovalchuk as an “elite” player in this league, at least matching that cap hit number. Out on the open market, Kovalchuk could get a cap hit of $10 million or higher.

I’m still waiting to make a guess, but I’m intrigued by Jameson’s July 15th pick. I was leaning similarly. I figure Waddell will be very busy trying to do test the market July 1-3 … then will vacation. Everybody who is coveted will be gone by July 3rd. Most will be gone by July 2nd. Agents and GM’s take Independence Day holiday trips around July 4th. So… next full week of work might be the middle of July.

If Atlanta truly wants to know what Kovalchuk’s intentions are … they can offer that 12-year/$121.2 million deal. If Kovy says, “nyet.” Well … then you have your answer about his intentions of playing in Atlanta for the rest of his career. At that point, you try to trade him or hang on to him to the trade deadline, obfuscating that the “negotiations are still ongoing and proceeding well,” trying to spin the loss of the face of the franchise as best you can to the Season Ticket Holders. And then, you’re forced to trade him at the deadline. Then offer your resignation immediately afterwards. Naw, kidding. That wouldn’t happen. There’d just be bluster about how the pieces and draft picks coming back to Atlanta are fabulous, zip-zup Zabulous, plus we reclaim that $6.5 million in cap space, and can now afford to re-sign Bryan Little. (Pregnant pause.)

See how it works? Wiggling eyebrows.

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
3:50 pm

Kracker, are you making a July pick?

Jameson

April 12th, 2009
3:55 pm

I’m being a pretty optimistic with my guess. I’m thinking if we do resign Kovy it’ll likely be shortly after Waddell finally brings in an established center or right wing to play on Kovy’s line, and I really think if that’s what it takes to sign him it will be done if at all possible.

Smoothie

April 12th, 2009
4:05 pm

Mr. Tiller, top notch blogging all year sir!! Bravo, well done! Hope to see you at Blueland with much more regularity next season with the lovely and talented Kristen by my side to make me look like the luckiest Thrashers fan in the building. She admitted to me that she shed some tears last night during the Fan Appreciation video. A bittersweet ending once again. Time to flip the script. Sign Bouwmeester and Gaborik to play RW with Kovy and let the Stanley Cup quest begin in earnest!!

Kovy — Peverley — Gabby

Kozzy — White — B-Litts

Stewie — Marty — Army

Boultsy — Slater — Crabb

Enstrom & Bouwmeester

Bogey & Hainsey

XLB & Salmela

Valabik

Lehts & Moose

Me thinks that team might be able to challenge for the #3 thru # 6 seed.

So let it be written, so let it be done!! I pledge the allegiance of my first born hockey-playing son!!

Enjoy the Masters!! Go Phil Go!

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
4:17 pm

Well Smoothie, if JAY BOUWMEESTER signs with Atlanta, the first ROUNDS of brewskis are on me!!!!

Rawhide

April 12th, 2009
4:18 pm

JamersonI’m thinking if we do resign Kovy it’ll likely be shortly after Waddell finally brings in an established center or right wing to play on Kovy’s line

Ya know, I was talking with someone recently about this. I don’t think Kovy is unhappy with the top two lines of this team. I mean, take a look at how this O-fense ramped up since The Peever was picked up. In the 2nd half of the season the Thrashers pumped at goals at darn near 3 and a half per game. They finished with the 9th best G/G average as it is.

How ya gonna be upset with that?

I think he’s fine with a top 6 that consists of himself, White, Little, Kozlov, Peever and Army next season…mix ‘em and match ‘em how you will.

I think he is more concerned with the lower lines needing some toughness to them. I also think, as per his comments last night, that he really wants Reasoner re-signed, (which he almost certainly will be), and he wants some help on the blueline…maybe one or two decent pickups there.

As has been the case for so many years, team defense is what did this team in this season…it certainly wasn’t lack of O-fensive production, especially since mid-January.

Smoooooothmiester – A pleasure to have seen you and the lovely Ms. Kristen again last night.

But I got some news for ya…you’re dreamin’ if you think Bouwmeester is gonna sign here. I’m not trying to be a downer, but that’s one dream I don’t even allow myself to have for even a second.

HowevvvVVVVvvverRRRRRRrrrrr …. It waould be a wonderful thing it the hockey gods did smile upon us in such fashion and he were wearing Thrasher Blue this fall.

Dammit! Now you got me thinkin’ about it!

Smoothie

April 12th, 2009
4:30 pm

Indeed, it may seem like a bit of a pipe dream RH and Brendan. But why not?? We’ve got the cap space (obvs I am assuming that the ASG will pay top dollar and spend to at least $50 M next year) and J-Bo has seen Z-Bo up close and personal. He must know how good this kid is gonna be. And even with all the changes they have made, they still don’t make the playoffs after being in position all year. Of course, I have no idea how big his ego is…if it’s as big as his frame, forget about it as he will go north to the highest bidder. But if he sees what we see in Z-Bo, Enstrom, B-Litts and Army, perhaps he’ll give us a look!

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
4:31 pm

Rawhide, the rumor is that Bouwmeester is seeking the Calgary Flames as his next stop. Though, he’s from Edmonton, Alberta, I believe. That might be on his radar, too. The source of that rumor is TSN. So, judge accordingly.

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
4:34 pm

Hey PJ, http://www.nhlpa.com has Rick Nash as their “Player of the Weekend.” I just thought you should know.

Rawhide

April 12th, 2009
4:35 pm

covering ears…closing eyes…

Lalalalalalala…..

Not listening to Smoothie…must not get hopes up…must not allow such thoughts in my head…

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
4:36 pm

Just think of Bouwmeester in the same way you might Eva Longoria. Not … gonna … happen.

Nikita

April 12th, 2009
4:42 pm

9/9/09, for Atlanta. I think the key pickups would be a heavy, enforcing 3rd or 4th line forward and a top D or 2. I feel generally good about the team, but feel we need some pieces to take it up a notch.

ranallo10 (in AT)

April 12th, 2009
4:49 pm

Mittwoch, 30.06.10, 17:00 — Atlanta Thrashers.

kracker

April 12th, 2009
4:58 pm

Brendan, If I have to guess, I put it early September. To pick a day, I’ll take the 1st Monday, the 7th of September. Are we talking the date of the announcement of an actual contract extension that is signed or of an agreement in principle with the details yet to be worked out? I vote the latter if there is such an announcement because that would be a huge day and we don’t really care that much about the fine print.

Punch Bunny

April 12th, 2009
4:59 pm

Experiencing my first season of being a true Thrashers fan (attending games, meeting other fans and truly realizing how much I LOVE the game) has been so enjoyable that I hated to see last night’s game end. Tears were shed as I will miss seeing our team kicking ass and taking names, as they have been doing since January. I’ll miss seeing all of the fans after the games at Taco Mac, especially you, RH! It was a pleasure meeting the man who writes these fantastic blog entries! Keep up the good work next season. I will drink a Bud Light in celebration the day I hear Reasy has been re-signed, and I hope Sexelby has a great summer ruminating on improving his slam-boom-bams and puck handling whilst lounging in a hammock in New Zealand. Mostly, I hope B-Litts, whose last name was my childhood nickname so I have a bit of a soft spot for him, gets crazy buff this summer so he can re-pay some of the mooks who pushed him around this season in the crease! As the song goes, “I used ta do a little but a little wouldn’t do, so the little got more and more, I just keep tryin’ ta get a little better, said the little better than before”!

Hockey Biltong

April 12th, 2009
5:01 pm

July 14th for me..2pm..Atlanta. The big “K”….

‘Rawhide’, great blogging with you and all your mates.
I thought the same thing Ranallo10 in Austria thought… was wondering who you were pairing Oystrick with….one never knows…
and get us some beef on D.. Toby will be flat, just like the guy in “BeetleJuice”.

Rawhide

April 12th, 2009
5:08 pm

Punch Bunny – Nice first post…especially the complememtary words to the blog host. It’ll get ya far :lol:

I assure you the pleasure of meeting was all mine.

Great Guns-N-Roses reference, too.

Hockey Biltong – A tip of the hat to you, sir.

DWTOO

April 12th, 2009
5:42 pm

Good to see the Tiller boys dancin’ around the fire last night – right out Dances With Wolves. Hope you become a regulars next year guys. That was a deep discussion you were having with the Bear and Tim The Lizard yesterday. Would’ve stuck my head in but I try to stay away from serious discussions at tailgates – just hurts my head. Solved all the Thrashers problems over beer and jello shooters.

And Kracker – the couch went up at the end of the night in a blaze. Everyone split after that. Great way to end the year. Unlike last year we have something to look forward to next.

My date for Kovy – July 22, 2009 with Atlanta.

Krust

April 12th, 2009
6:32 pm

Bogosian and Bouwmeester on the same team scary just scary. God please oh god please, but it want happen. But lets keep talking about it. It does not hurt. But anyone thinks we need a number one defensmen we have one and that is Bogo. He is scary good and that is from Kovy’s mouth. We need a center and a wing. The Sedin Twins? I believe that is what we gave up for Patricia sorry Patrik. Oh my hip hurts.

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
7:34 pm

Ranallo, to be clear, you’re going with Kovalchuk being re-signed on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at 5PM, by Atlanta. If that’s not correct, speak up now. If I’m interpreting that correctly, it’s your belief that the Thrashers will not re-sign Kovy, at all, over the current offseason. Likewise, they will not trade Kovalchuk at the trade deadline, instead opting to make a playoff run with #17 at the helm, like St. Louis did with Tkachuk and Florida attempted with Bouwmeester. Then, #17 will remain un-signed until the very last day that the Thrashers still, technically, own his rights.

Interesting. I appreciate your perspective on that. The Thrashers do have a long history of procrastination that supports your theory. That is, iffff I’m read your prediction correctly.

Kracker, you’re down for the 7th of September, 2009, with a time specified, as re-signed by Atlanta. Nikita, you are down for Sept. 9, 2009, by Atlanta. DWTOO, you’re locked in to July 22, 2009, no time specified, by Atlanta. And Hockey Biltong, you’re set on “Bastille Day,” July 14, 2009, at 2PM. Biltong, I’m somewhere between you and Jameson. I just have to make up my mind. My line of demarcation for “things going badly” is July 14, 2009. If Kovy’s not re-signed by then, something is wrong, unless otherwise announced. Like, Jay Grossman (Kovy’s agent) is in Israel for month and won’t return until August 10th. In which case, the contract would be delayed until Mr. Grossman’s return. And Mr. Grossman making that fact known to the public, would help. It means “no activity is taking place” that has nothing to do with his client’s intent or re-sign or not.

Okay. If anyone actually happens to know Mr. Grossman or Ilya Kovalchuk, personally, you are disqualified from the contest. It’d be like a NASA employee not knowing when the next launch is scheduled. Obviously, you have insider knowledge … knowledge would defeat the purpose/fun of the contest.

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
7:59 pm

Kracker, for clarity of the contest rules, it MUST BE the ACTUAL DATE of the contract re-signing, as recognized by the NHL. Furthermore, the team must also be correct. For example, if it’s the NY Rangers that sign Kovalchuk on July 2, 2010, and no one guesses that, guess what? We don’t have a winner. Other than … perhaps, if some blogger guessed the Rangers, but missed the date entirely. That blogger would win, by default, absent other Ranger guesses.

It cannot be, I repeat … it CANNOT BE … “an agreement in principal.” Ask Oilers fans how that went with Nylander? He wound up in Washington. An agreement in principal isn’t a contract. Agreeing to go “halvsies” on a Condo in Aspen … isn’t a contract. Walking up to the counter at McDonald’s and ordering a milkshake and some fries … isn’t a contract. That order might change four more times. Until you ultimately decide to go try Hardees, or something, in disgust that they can’t get your order done to your satisfaction.

The contest requires that all three (3) elements be present, if it’s an NHL deal, and not say, a Russian Super Elite League contract. (1) It must be a contract recognized as valid by the NHL. (2) A firm date must be supplied for the contract’s signing. And (3) the time factor can come into play, for multiple guesses on a particular date. The time shall be determined as (1) when it appears on the NHL.com website and/or (2) when the contract is announced on the NHL team’s valid, official website. If the article happens to mention the time of day that the contract was signed, then THAT’S THE TIME WE’LL USE to crown a winner.

So, “agreements in principle” will simply not be sufficient. A contract isn’t binding … until it’s signed … in ink … or something that constitutes an ink signature, and is recognized by some governing body.

ranallo10 (in AT)

April 12th, 2009
8:14 pm

Should we be surprised that of the bottom 10 teams in the league, payroll wise, only two made the playoffs (Columbus and Carolina, 21st and 22nd respectively)? Nashville and Buffalo (28, 24) got pretty close, but didn’t make it.

Hmmmmm, maybe I’m on to something…

Rawhide

April 12th, 2009
8:18 pm

Actually, ranallonator…my fear is that the octo-cluster known as the Atlanta Spirit, LLC will see Carolina and Columbus as vindication that THEY are on to something….

Hockey Biltong

April 12th, 2009
8:41 pm

nooooooooooooooooo………………….

Brendan

April 12th, 2009
8:47 pm

Columbus’ GM is Scott Howson. Carolina’s is Jim Rutherford. Nashville’s is David Poile. And Buffalo’s GM is Darcy Regier. I’d say that all four of these GM’s have established themselves, or are in the process of it, in the case of Scott Howson. Don Waddell remains … Don Waddell.

And in other news, General Francisimo Franco is still dead.

Nikita

April 13th, 2009
8:51 am

It’s interesting you bring up the Rangers as a possibility…I think they would be the #1 alternate possibility. It’s a more or less successful team (rather, it has a talenetd roster and has experienced limited success) that could be taken to new levels by a Kovalchuk-type presence. I would think Columbus or Buffalo might also be a possibility. But Kovy hasn’t spent substantial time in either of those places.

ThrasherTim

April 13th, 2009
2:10 pm

Kovy signs with Atlanta on Sept. 20th, 2009 at noon