It was a preseason game…yes, I know. But I can’t help but get the feeling that Monday night’s 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes was the type of thing Don Waddell, Rick Dudley and John Anderson had in mind when putting this team together.
Nick Antropov assisting on three goals. Hmmm…assists are what you’re looking for from a center on Ilya Kovalchuk’s line, right?
Pavel Kubina providing a goal on the power play…I’m definitely looking for a lot of that this year.
Mark Popovic driving forward to account for a goal…the kid is doing everything he can to make this team.
Oh, and a defense that allowed but 22 shots on goal…only seven in the first 30 minutes of play.
The go-ahead goal, which came at the 8:31 mark of the third period, was another example of what Thrashers’ fans are hoping to see more of in days to come. Antropov was skating between the circles and found Kovy with a nice drop pass. Kovy then fed Bryan Little who was cutting through on the right side, who then beat Canes goalie Michael Leighton.
Jimmy Slater finished of the scoring with two and a half minutes remaining…Boulton and Kubina with the assists. Heck, even World Be Free and to like seeing that!
Sure, it was just a preseason game…but hopefully it’s a sign of what we are in store for as the regular season unfolds. If so, Thrasherville will be a rockin’ place to be.
OK…Who Ticked Off The Great Thunder Maker?
OK…which one of you ticked off the Great Thunder Maker in the sky and caused him to bring all this rain upon us? Certainly it wasn’t me…I always behave myself!
It’s almost reaching Biblical proportions…the National Weather Service stated that 13 inches of rain in a 36-hour period in the Atlanta area. But wait…as the late, great Billy Mays would say…there’s more! That’s right, more is in the forecast.
It took me three hours to get from my office near 75/285 in Cobb County, to home in Acworth…as HOA president, I had to insect some flood damage to the community…to North Cobb High School to pick up the boys, to getting down to Philips Arena. Most of that time was spent in traffic between Acworth and Kennesaw because US-41 and many side streets were closed down.
Anyway…if you are out and about it in, please be careful. It’s nasty.
I’d like to give a big shout out to Russian, Smitty and World Be Free…all of whom I had the pleasure of meeting last night! WBP joined the Blueland Chronicle gang and myself for the last period, making it an already fun time just that much better.