Tickets will be available later in the day via the Ice Forum’s website…however, I was informed by the lovely Amy and the very helpful Jason that you are welcome to purchase the passes in person at the Duluth Ice Forum that is located on Satellite Blvd. There are only about 500 tickets available for each game and seating will be on a first come first serve basis.
So get your now!
This will be the first time Atlanta fans will be able to see first-round selection Evander Kane in a game situation…unless, of course, you are planning to head off to Traverse City, Michigan the week prior for that tournament. Not only am I looking forward to watching how he performs at that time… but also this entire crop of prospects has me jazzed.
Hopefully I’ll see you all there!
Have We Heard This Before?
Here is something that I found interesting the other day…it comes via ”Let Loose The Moose” from the Thrashers message Boards.
Thrashers’ GM Don Waddell had this to say two years ago regarding the contract talks with Marian Hossa:
“It’s progressing, and as long as we continue to have the kind of talks that we had, they’re very upbeat and on target with where we’re headed, then at some point here we’ll be able to announce a deal,”
Contrast that with his recent comments to Chris Vivlamore:
“We’ve had several face-to-face meetings…We’ve had some very, very long discussions….I feel very confident that at some point – I don’t know when that point will be – but at some point, we will get a contract done”.
The similarities in those two comments are spookily similar, don’t ya think?
Boylen On Bogosian
Here is a very good write up on the Thrashers Zach Bogosian by Rory Boylen of The Hockey News.
“Bogosian’s nine goals and 19 points in 47 games were enough for accolades”, writes Boylen, “But the cherry on top was his plus-11 rating, earned on the team that allowed the second-most goals against. Oh, also consider that before his injury Bogosian struggled offensively and didn’t post a single point, so he actually reached that total in 39 games”.
Wow…that makes what he accomplished even more impressive.