Gather around the coffee pot and discuss latest Thrashers loss

As Rawhide’s fellow bloggers awake after another late night of Thrashers hockey and make their way into the on-line chat room, the blog host is busy manning the coffee pots in the cyber-coffee café. Its cold outside this morning, but the coffee here is good and hot

Ah, good morning there sleepy-heads…hop up on the stool and I’ll have your coffee right up for ya. How do ya take it? Cream?…Sugar?…Heck, maybe given the way the Thrashers luck has turned, a bit of whiskey mixed in is what’s called for? I mean, for medicinal purposes, of course.

Me? I just take mine black.

Ya know…picking the coffee pot up off the burners and returning to the counter to fill your cups… staying up late to watch a hometown team play on the west coast reminds me of the early 1990’s when the Braves were beginning that great run of theirs. Being in the Western Divison of the NL those days, they played many games out in L.A., San Diego and San Francisco. There would be entire weeks when sports fans would stay up past midnight to watch the games…then be up at the crack of dawn to get to work.

We called what Atlanta suffered from during those times B.F.S., (Braves Fatigue Syndrome).

So, maybe we’ve all got a small touch of T.F.S. … though I don’t suspect we’ll be able to call in sick from work due to that.

The piping hot morning nectar begins to pour from pot to cup after cup…filling the air with its rich, robust aroma…mmmmm…

Another late night in Thrasherville…made that much longer given the 4-2 loss in Vancouver, the Thrashers third in a row on the road. Heading out on this 4-game roadie, the Thrashers had only lost two regulation games away from Philips Arena all year. First it was the 5-2 smack down in Toronto…followed by Wednesday night’s 3-1 thumping in Cal-Gary…now this.

Even with the 2-1 shootout win in Florida to start the roadie, Atlanta was outscored 6 to 13 on this trip, not counting the “gimmick goal” provided for coming out on top in the individual skills competition that decided the game last Saturday in Sunrise.

For those of you who chose not to stay up and watch the latest defeat…here’s a brief recap.

World Be Free and Spud Web enter with the Krispy Kreme donuts

Alright! Breakfast is here too. Just bring those on over to the counter boys!

Anyway…the recap. Daniel Sedin scored the Canucks’ first three goals. Funny thing though…the second one, which came shortly before the first intermission, was originally credited to his brother Henrik. Just after the second period began, the scoring change was announced. But just 1:39 after the puck dropped to start the period, Daniel’s centering pass deflected off Nik Antropov’s stick past Ondrej Pavelec. He thought it was only his second tally of the night and had to be told of his hat trick while sitting on the bench. It took a few minutes for the hats to find their way onto the ice as the fans were still figuring things out as well.

Daniel Sudin's second goal of the game was originally awarded to his brother Henrik (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Daniel Sudin's second goal of the game was originally awarded to his brother Henrik (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Anywhoooo…as for the goals scored by the Thrashers… Nik Antropov notched his third of the season. It came while the Canucks’ Rick Rypien was in time out for roughing. Rypien would later get into a pretty good scrap with Boris Valabik. Colby Armstrong also scored for Atlanta…his second in as many games. Sure would be nice if this is a sign of good things to come for Army.

Pavelec got the start between the pipes tonight and allowed four goals on 38 shots. His record is now 8-8-3 with a 3.09 GAA and .913 SV%. Since the 2-0 shutout in Detroit on Thanksgiving Eve, Opie is 1-3 and has allowed 16 goals with a .881 SV%.

Evander Kane was making a sort of homecoming Thursday, returning to the city that he played in for three seasons while in the WHL. Family members and former teammates were in attendance to see his first game played in Vancouver at the NHL level. Kane finished the night a -1 with no point and three shots on goal.

Sara now enters with a basket full of bran muffins

Good…maybe these will help the Thrashers win more…ahem…regularly.

The Thrashers will return home for a Saturday night game with Montreal…so they won’t have a lot of time to rest and lick their wounds from the 1 for 4 road trip. The Canadiens are one point behind us in the Eastern Conference standings…though they’ve played a couple more games than Atlanta has.

The boys in blue won’t be home long, though, before heading out to Hartsfield/Jackson again. They have a date Monday up in New York against the Rangers and then they’ll high-tail in back to south Florida to play the Panthers again on Wednesday. Dallas will be in Thrasherville the very next day after that. So the games are starting to train one behind the other all of a sudden.

In fact, the team will not see a period in which they have more than two days between games until the second week of February.

But long before then, they’ve got to find a way to again get like this coffee…hot. Right now, they’re as cold as this morning’s air…or the look I’ll get from the Divine Mrs. R if I fail to save any of this fine brew for her.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr…Now that’s cold!

141 comments Add your comment

TheFan79

December 11th, 2009
6:42 am

I guess i was correct the other day when i said let the 3-4 game losing streak begin.

Matt

December 11th, 2009
7:19 am

Secundo. What a disappointing and dreary trip. Bill, I believe I’ll have a little nip with my coffee today and pass me a Krispy Kreme as well. Where, or where, has our scoring touch gone?

Putting On The Foil

December 11th, 2009
7:31 am

While Colby scoring is good, Colby leading the scoring charge the last couple of games is not what I want to hear. Antropov’s goal was the kind I’ve been wanting to see from him all year. Teams have been really good clogging the lanes against the Thrash going all the way back to the Detroit game. The breakouts are just not there and instead of setting up, the guys are trying to make something out of nothing. My two cents. Probably ain’t worth one cent though.

World Be Free

December 11th, 2009
8:04 am

Honored to be mentioned in your article-how did you know I am a big donut fan! Kristies, Dunkin and most of all, Tim Horton’s Donuts!

Let’s get the boys home and prepared for Saturday night’s game against Les Habs. Time to test leadership and resolve in the boys.

Tom

December 11th, 2009
8:20 am

Just watched the 3rd period, watched the first 2 last night but could not hold up as I had bus stop duty this morning.

The effort was much better last night. A little more grit and fire, Ilya played defense much better and it showed. A couple of posts and Kane putting in the rebound and it could have been a much different result.

Pavs is still showing the tendency to give up goals in bunches. That is a concern, especially if we head to the playoffs. He needs to learn to make the big save, quickly.

Anyone think that Valobecks fight in the 3rd period was him fighting for his job? I think it is dawning on him that he is not an NHL caliber player. He has the size and speed but he has no idea of where the game is on the ice. He is missing that 6th sense that the good players have. It explains why he seems never to be in position. Lets see who is desperate for a big D-man and trade him. That is if Waddell has the balls to trade a young defenseman again. He may be too scared to do so after the Coburn fiasco.

We have the skills to right the ship, but now we need the heart to do so.

J.B.

December 11th, 2009
8:22 am

My feeling is they got what I consider the toughest road trip of the season over with (as far as travel goes), the flu has likely made it through the locker room by now and is likely over with as well, and after a ridiculously awful stretch of games, we still have a playoff spot (albeit dangerously low to a spot out of contention, but a playoff spot none the less).

So I say to the boys, welcome home to Atlanta, Thrashers. Rest up, beat the hell out of Montreal tomorrow night on home ice and begin a nice long win streak. We’re looking forward to seeing y’all tomorrow night and making some deafening noise for you. (If memory serves, we usually play very well versus the Canadiens right before christmas-time…)

That said, games the rest of the month are critical to keeping a playoff spot, especially with two each versus NJD & BOS; must wins for sure.

Not even half-way through the season. Still no reason to panic and/or jump ship in my opinion.

If anyone from the coaching staff reads this:

kovy – antro – max
kozzy – pevs – little
kane – reasoner – army
boults – slater – thorbs

bogo – tobi
kubes – hainsey
salmela – valabik

pavs (top gun mentality again… keep sending him up! won’t learn how to be a #1 starter on the bench after a poor showing)

One more thing… PLEASE trade Todd White. I realize players get into slumps but I think we’re WAAAAAAAAY past that point with him. Whatever you can get for him right now…seriously… anything. I just don’t understand why he doesn’t get scratched…ever.

See y’all tomorrow night!!! Fill the Bulb!!!!!!!!

Hockey Biltong

December 11th, 2009
8:27 am

First thing Le Trash have to work on is passing, and in particular, passing out of their own end.Too many hail marys and too many passes behind or just out of reach. We see a very nervous team trying to extricate the puck, making many mistakes.
This has to stop. Once good passing resumes, our offence will see an improvement as well.

J.B.

December 11th, 2009
8:29 am

Rawhide,

Could you please check for a posting from me submitted a few minutes ago and rescue if applicable? I believe it has gone down the rabbit hole into blogatory hell. thank you.

~JB

Hockey Biltong

December 11th, 2009
8:29 am

Bill,
Make my coffee with bourbon and two aspirin.

Hockey Biltong

December 11th, 2009
8:38 am

BTW,
Kane put the puck in Luongos’ underpants, and Luongo slid in the goal…sigh….

Rawhide

December 11th, 2009
8:49 am

I guess i was correct the other day when i said let the 3-4 game losing streak begin.

The Fan79 – Uh-huh…could you please now predict a 5 or 6 game win streak???

What a disappointing and dreary trip. Bill, I believe I’ll have a little nip with my coffee today and pass me a Krispy Kreme as well. Where, or where, has our scoring touch gone?

MattServing up spiked coffee and donut…Wish I knew the answer to that. But with the guns we have, I don’t think this will be a prolonged slump. We ran into a couple of hot teams in Toronto and Cal-Gary. Vancouver was just one of those things….tired I guess.

Make my coffee with bourbon and two aspirin.

Hockey Biltong – Comin’ right up!

Honored to be mentioned in your article-how did you know I am a big donut fan! Kristies, Dunkin and most of all, Tim Horton’s Donuts!

WBF - All donuts are welcome! Tim Horton’s escpecially if you’re willing to make the trip.

J.B. – I just freed your 8:22 am post. Trixie is sleeping as I gave her the morning off.

As for your line suggestions of…

kovy – antro – max
kozzy – pevs – little
kane – reasoner – army
boults – slater – thorbs

bogo – tobi
kubes – hainsey
salmela – valabik

I agree with the front lines with the exception of that I’d switch Kane ond Kozlov.. I’d play Schubert instead of Boris though.

B. Thenet

December 11th, 2009
8:51 am

Well fortunately we get the Rags and Panthers at a good time next week.

It was certainly a very tough stretch. 3 games in 4 nights in three different time zones. The continued lazy, sloppy play without any kind of response from the coaching staff is worrying.

We needed some guys on the roster to step up on this road trip to make is successful, Army’s audition for the three teams he probably wants to sign with this summer doesn’t exactly count in my book.

J.B.

December 11th, 2009
8:54 am

thanks for releasing my gem of the morning rawhide.

for me schubert & valabik are both about the same. I really am not impressed with either one, so i guess they’re pretty interchangeable in my mind. I guess schubert is the better D-man but when he’s screwed up this season, BOY has he screwed up big-time!

Not Blind

December 11th, 2009
9:15 am

Kotton Kandy, Antropov and Afinegenov collective minus 6 for the night. A line that should bring fear in the other team’s players is actually who they want to have their shifts against. If KK does an open ice hit on Van’s blueline then the breakout pass doesn’t happen and the play is broken up. Instead he does his normal circle and the Canuck makes a nice pass.

Alan R.

December 11th, 2009
9:19 am

The piping hot morning nectar begins to pour from pot to cup after cup…filling the air with its rich, robust aroma…mmmmm…

*pulls out a flask, and pours some of “the contents” into his cup to make it …ah, more enjoyable*

I’m glad I didn’t stay up to watch this. Lost the fights and the game. Not like I could have stayed up, though. This cold… or whatever the hell it is… is kicking my arse.

Bob

December 11th, 2009
9:33 am

We got outshot again. Guys, we really, really lucked out in many early season games pulling wins out although we got outplayed. Think about how many late game comebacks and goals we had.

Those odds always swing back the other way and that’s what is happening. They have to tighten up defensively.

To get the 2nd line going, you have to put Peverley on the 2nd line, the lines posted above are exactly what Coach needs to do, starting tomorrow night:

kovy – antro – max
kozzy – pevs – little
kane – reasoner – army
boults – slater – thorbs

Putting On The Foil

December 11th, 2009
9:38 am

Biltong. Got the Balvenie 21 yr. Portwood. Haven’t opened it yet. Probably break this one out around Christmas.

five_hole

December 11th, 2009
9:41 am

I’m an Earl Grey kind of guy myself, but could someone pass me a Krispy Kreme? Aaahhh. Still warm.

Still couldn’t stay up for the 3rd period. Then again, I’m getting ready to eat dinner with the 4PM crowd. The Thrashers had no jump in the 1st period, or the beginning of the 2nd. It seemed like they finally found some game midway into the 2nd. Was Kane robbed? If the referee lost sight of the puck in Luongo’s equipment, then maybe he should have forced him to lay there while the ref searched for the puck.

Again, not a fan of Valabik or Schubert, but for the record, Valabik played 17:36 and +/- was a 0; Schubert played 19:45 and +/- was also 0. I agree that Boris needs to work on the little things in his game, like passing, skating, shooting and playing defense; but when the rest of the team was negative; he’s going to be playing Saturday night. On the other hand, Hainsey at 17:45 and a -2, ought to sit one out.

In the team’s defense, as someone who flies a lot; this road trip went from Miami to Toronto to Calgary to Edmunton in 5 days. And now they still have to fly home for Montreal Saturday. You might not think just sitting on a plane for 4-5 hours would wear you out, but believe me, it catches up with you. Whomever scheduled this was no fan of Le Thrash.

BTW; FYI; the wife & I will be in 122 for the Canadiens. In case anyone wants to say Hi.

J.B.

December 11th, 2009
9:47 am

random question: I need to know what Season Kozzy was first made an alternate captain. Anyone remember?

WM

December 11th, 2009
9:50 am

You know the past several seasons when the Thrashers played road games, I’d wake up expecting to hear a loss. That all changed this year with the team winning on the road and I’ve enjoyed awaking to hear that the Birds have won. The past week I’ve been real disapointed with this team. From what I read in recaps (I don’t have cable and 680 is spotty at best OTP), it sounded like we’ve played a solid first period in all three games and then the wheels came off. OP and Moose allowed 12 goals in three games…awful by anyone’s definition…and we’ve only scored 5 goals in 3 games. Grant it we played against two top tier goalies(Luango & Kiprusoff) but still. Something is missing. I don’t know if its effort, JA’s insistance on changing lines everynight, Kovy contract talks ‘09, or what, but something is certainly missing from a month ago. I mean its like someone from the Canadian press told them to look at the logo on the jersey and to stop playing like a playoff team. I’m not saying the season is over or that we won’t make the playoffs, but we need to fix whatever is broke and do it now.

Putting On The Foil

December 11th, 2009
9:57 am

five_hole. Had to pass on the 600 buck price tag on the McCallans 25. Maybe I’ll win the lotto this week.

Alan R.

December 11th, 2009
9:59 am

I’m interested in what Anderson plans to do about this streak of losses. We’ve lost four of our last five, and it could be a five game losing streak, had we not squeezed one out in Florida.

I’m certainly not in panic mode – yet – but changes need to be made.

Putting On The Foil

December 11th, 2009
9:59 am

Can someone pass me a Krispy Kreme dammit?

LAC

December 11th, 2009
10:03 am

Sorry road trip, No Heart, No Drive, NO desire to WIN, just going through the motions, the ENTIRE team.

Pavs looks like a AHL call up goalie for sure, way too many SOFT goals,
Our defense, Where is it ? Our once vaunted offense has disappeared,
and there is NO leadership from the Capitan at ALL.

Remember Washington a couple years ago, they were AWFUL, new coach and bring in solid young players they are now one of the top teams.

They have a Russian that hits, hustles, scores, gets in your face,
ours is too busy now trying to save his pretty face for those upcoming commericals he will be doing in NY or LA… When he leaves.

Time for MAJOR TRADES, this collections of players, another waddell FAILURE, is not going to make the playoffs, and I agree with everyone else get rid of todd white, hell a seventh round pick would be ok…
That is just for starters… Where has Kane gone ? What about Zach B. ?
Slava still playing when he wants and the coaching staff seems to not care either.

This team is a mess, these losses in Canada are an embarassment
and only fuel more chants for “Leave Atlanta”, which if this play continued any longer will be for real in two years for sure…

Barry

December 11th, 2009
10:08 am

One thing that stood out to me is no real net presence. Nobody to knock in rebounds and nobody to really clear rebounds Pavelec gives up. The forwards are being WAY too lazy in the defensive zone and that laziness is being led by our captain Kovy who just stands around and looks like a pylon. This team also has seemed to lost the fire and confidence I remember seeing a week or two ago. They seem to be doubting themselves out there and not working hard enough. The powerplay has gotten too predictable with everyone standing around on the perimeter and against the walls. Players need to start moving around and actually trying to get closer to the net if they want to have more chances to score. I liked seeing Kane and Little on the same line. I honestly would like to see a Kovy-Antro-Max, Kane-Peverley-Little, Kozlov-White-Armstrong, Boulton-Reasoner-Thorburn lineup.

Spud Webb

December 11th, 2009
10:08 am

Bill, I am also honored to be mentioned in the blog!!! Lemon filled for me!!!
Name of the day, “putting on the foil”. ahhahaha, classic!!!
Down to business…the first line is KILLING us with ZERO responsibility, ZERO. -2 for the game and thats just because of Niks goal. This is unacceptable and Coach needs to address this line ASAP. Forget about signing max long term, this is why nobody signed him before us. He will string together some good games, but he and kovy together is bad news. That line is flat out a liability at this point and that my friends is embarrassing (at least to me).
Good points…this team has some guts which I hadn’t seen in previous years. Thorny and Boris both getting into it, took the short end in both, but the point is there. We won’t be pushed around. Also nice to see we get a little frustrated. Now let’s do something about it. Get back east, go up and beat the men in blue & let’s get this thing going.
Opie needs a better game, but again people are skating wherever they want on us, in front of the net, around the net, I mean we have our fingers up our &sses half the time. We need D commitment from EVERYONE on that team.
I swear to god, minus the sun, I woke up in Buffalo again this morning. GEEEZ it’s cold.

Spud Webb

December 11th, 2009
10:10 am

Barry, you’re spot on. Zero net presence. Hey glovesave where are you? I’m interested to hear your thoughts on opie as of late. You out there? you ok??

Hotrod

December 11th, 2009
10:22 am

Another Canadian swing bushwackin. I hope Montreal does not finish it here on Sat.

We got a good start this year, I hate to see it going away before our eyes.

The opposing teams seems to be making better opportunities for themselves in front of the goal, and we seem to be spending time passing it around the boards only to turn it over or hope for a lane for a slapshot.

I lost count of how many breakaways the Nucs got last night. Those are usually produced by an errant pass or sloppy stick handling. Pavs made some great saves.

I think this is Kozzy’s 3 rd year with the A.

Barring any major injuries, the pieces are here for a playoff run.
These guys are a good bunch, Only takes a couple wins to get the wind back.

HonkyTonkHero

December 11th, 2009
10:29 am

A co-worker of mine is good friends with Larry Simmons and occasionaly has dinner with him. Well, he has a dinner with him coming up and he asked me to give him a team briefing so that he could be up to date (he doesnt follow hockey…unfortunate). I told him to please ask Mr.Simmons to trade Todd White…this is the desire of the fans who ultimately pay the dudes salary. I know Simmons is second fiddle…maybe even third now with old Chicago whats his name…ah Dudley…in the mix, but hopefully the message gets through!

Looking forward to whopping up on the Canadiens Saturday. Time to turn the ship around and start that winning streak!

mike

December 11th, 2009
10:33 am

you guys much better than on you comment like changing lines, russians are -6, trade white,ext., guys don’t be so naive it’s not about hockey, it’s pure and simple contract distractions, end of story. thank you very much dw and asg you did it again all you care basketball extension for jonston on the way, but they no going to pay money kovy deserved. quebec will. they don’t deserve team in atlanta. i think high school football drawing same crowd. looking for gold olimpic game between canada and russia. here you going to see real kovy.

Spud Webb

December 11th, 2009
10:37 am

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, with all due respect Mike, I disagree. Maybe Kovy is distracted by the contract, but no way this whole team is distracted.
As far as the team going to Quebec, I swear they had a team up there before?? Some pretty good talent on that team if I remember?? Some guys named forsberg and sakic??? So what has changed to make you think they can support a team there? I’m interested to hear why Quebec with all it’s grace will get another team??

Rawhide

December 11th, 2009
10:48 am

random question: I need to know what Season Kozzy was first made an alternate captain. Anyone remember?

J.B. – Off the top of my head and without looking…I wanna say it was last year.

World Be Free

December 11th, 2009
10:50 am

Not sure where I am sitting Saturday night.
Hoping it will be better effort and game.

Sorry I am not more thought-provoking today, but you see, I have had too many donuts and egg nog.

five_hole

December 11th, 2009
11:03 am

Putting On The Foil It’s the best. The 18 year old is $140.

five_hole

December 11th, 2009
11:04 am

BTW, Glovesave Happy Hannukkah.

Rawhide

December 11th, 2009
11:04 am

five_hole – I’ll be in 120…so I will certainly be sure to swing by and say “howdy”!

GaVaHokie

December 11th, 2009
11:07 am

Well… here’s something to stir the pot a little… what does everyone think of the last couple paragraphs of this article. Quotes from Ron Wilson (Coach, Team USA)..

http://www.torontosun.com/sports/hockey/2009/12/07/12073216-sun.html

Spud Webb

December 11th, 2009
11:13 am

Hokie, I’ll bite.
Dear Ron Wilson,
STFU & put Bogo on the team, it’s simple & will make you look like a genuis.
Love,
Spud Webb

Zoomo

December 11th, 2009
11:33 am

Rawhide..thanks for the virtual coffee and donuts.. the only pleasentries after this latest stretch.

I really hate to see this win 4 , lose 4 pattern return. Something the franchsie has struggled with for too long. I think this is where your coaches have to earn their money. They have to recognize the failings, and take aggressive corrective action to address the deficiencies of the team’s play and right the ship.

I’ve had high hopes for this coaching regime based on the overhaul of the PK during training camp. I hope that type of video study and correction is at play right now. And, I also wonder aloud if Anderson’s laid back persona is a detriment to getting the team fired up when things are going bad. I don’t know what he’s like behind closed doors, but my perception is he’s far from an “in your face” kind of coach.

Dwayne

December 11th, 2009
11:40 am

Kane should be on the 2nd line with Pevs and little.

Darren

December 11th, 2009
11:45 am

*rubs his eyes and yawns*

…Wait a second.. isn’t the last name “Sedin”?

Rawhide

December 11th, 2009
12:04 pm

Rawhide..thanks for the virtual coffee and donuts.. the only pleasentries after this latest stretch.

Zoomo – Yer welcome, partner… will we be seeing you and the tax exemption tomorrow night?

Bill, I am also honored to be mentioned in the blog!!! Lemon filled for me!!!

Spudster – My pleasure…and one last lemon filled here with your name on it.

Can someone pass me a Krispy Kreme dammit?

POTF – Lucky for you the delivery truck called in by Trixie just pulled up…take a couple.

…Wait a second.. isn’t the last name “Sedin”?

Darren – Why, yes…yes it is in fact….and you’re up at the crack of noon. Sleeping in ‘eh?

Thrashers27

December 11th, 2009
12:16 pm

I gotta say that Boris hasn’t disappointed yet. I think I’ve noticed him out of position once in the two games he’s played. His skating looks better. Aside from the stupid penalty he took, I’d say he’s doing well. Especially, with the fight he was in. I forget who he fought, but he was pounding that guy.

World Be Free

December 11th, 2009
12:37 pm

If ya’ll remember, we passed on the Sedins 10 years ago when we drafted Stephanie.

Scotty

December 11th, 2009
12:40 pm

Todd White must sit! He is simply dead weight out there right now.

If JA did put him in the press box, it’s not like his “production” numbers would suffer.

Trixie (Rawhide's Secretary)

December 11th, 2009
12:44 pm

OK…who ordered all of these pizzas? The delivery truck just pulled up and dropped them off.

Am I to assume that this breakfast gathering is now going to last through lunch? Possibly an all-weekend kegger?

Fifi the maid is not going to be happy at all about this!

Spud Webb

December 11th, 2009
12:52 pm

My favorite word in the world, well second after s&x, KEGGER. I gotta grow up someday. ahahhaahhahhaa

World Be Free

December 11th, 2009
12:56 pm

Don’t think we will see any significant trades now, maybe February due to the salary cap. But it’s clear that some type of shakeup is in order. Too many guys have been in a slump since early October. Anyone missing the mark that long should not be rewarded with continual ice time when not producing. Especially since most of these guys have lacked hockey desperation in their respective games. You know, like hitting someone or even getting in a fight. You gotta wonder if some of these guys real value their jobs.

Time to take tips from the Scotty Bowman School of Coaching. It didn’t matter who the “star” was; if you didn’t play his way and produce, you sat. Shula was the same way. That’s why these guys are the winningest coaches of all time in their respective sports.

World Be Free

December 11th, 2009
1:16 pm

Kegger, a very commom term in Buffalo. Buffalo, a city where everything evolves around alcohol and/or the consumption of alcohol. Can’t remember how many times I heard “3:30 (AM), last call”.

Mrs. DWTOO

December 11th, 2009
1:18 pm

Bummer! I missed out on the Krispy Kremes! Looking forward to seeing everybody next Saturday. Comin’ home!