Thrashers playoff hopes on life support after overtime loss in Pittsburgh

If the Thrashers slim playoff hopes were in serious condition coming into the game in Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon…they are now on life support after blowing a lead late in the third and then losing 4-3 to the Penguins in overtime.

The Thrashers had lead 3-2 late in the game and help 1-goal leads three times in the game…1-0 , 2-1 and 3-2.

 With the score 3-2, Jimmy Slater was whistled for a holding call with 2:27 left and the Penguins capitalized on Sergei Gonchar’s power play goal with just 1:14 left before the period ended. The Thrashers then watched the much-needed second point skate away with the Penguins as Jordan Leopold scored 2:50 into the extra time…Sidney Crosby set up the goal with his 3rd assists on the day.

Maxim Afinogenov opened the scoring with 48 second remaining in the first period. It was his 24th of the year, setting a new career mark for goals scored. That’s right…24 goals from a player so “hurting” to sign with a team last summer that he came here for a measly $800,000.

Nicely done, Max!

After Evgeni Malkin tied the score at the 12:05 mark of the second, Tim Stapleton scored his second goal for the Thrashers…just two days after scoring his first. Pittsburgh struck again early in the third on Tyler Kennedy’s 12th of the season, but Rich Peverley put Atlanta up 3-2 just 1:04 later. It was number 22 for the Pevs Dispenser.

Johan Hedberg stopped 31 of the 35 shots he faced and his record is now 10-15-6 on the season.

Two of the Penguins goals came with a Thrasher sitting in the sin-bin, snapping Atlanta’s steak of nine games without surrendering a power play goal…they were 23 for 23 during those games and coming into today’s game had killed off 25 straight since last allowing a power play goal in the first period of their 4-3 win over Buffalo back on March 16.

Going into the today’s game, the Pens and Devils were ties for the Atlantic Division lead with identical 4-26-7 records. The Devils will play tonight against the Hurricanes in an attempt to equal Pittsburgh’s result this afternoon and remain deadlocked with the Pens. The two will not play each other in the remaining four games left on the schedule.

With the consolation overtime loser point, the Thrashers now have 81 for the season. This means the most they can amass is 87…and that’s only if they win all three of the remaining games on the schedule starting Tuesday when the New Jersey Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk come to town. But by that time, it could be all but over for the Thrashers ever-fading playoff aspirations.

The Canadiens have 84 going into tonight’s game against the Sabres and win there would give them 86. They will then travel to Long Island on Tuesday. Three points earned in those two games would mathematically eliminate the Thrashers from being able to finish as high as 6th in the conference.

Boston has 82 points with two games before Tuesday night…Toronto tonight and Washington on Monday. And the Flyers go into tomorrow afternoon’s game with the Red Wings also with 82 points…they will play in Toronto on Tuesday evening.

And then the Rangers will play in Florida tonight. New York will look to take over sole possession of ninth place with a win against the Panthers…moving the Thrashers to tenth in the Eastern Conference.

Going into tonight’s action…Montreal and Philly have four more games while Boston and the Rangers have five. Atlanta has three.

So…the Thrashers aren’t officially “dead” yet…but they are on life support, in serious need of help, the family has been called to the room, a priest has been called and the bugler stands by to play taps.

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Brendan

April 4th, 2010
3:06 pm

Don’t forget, all the STH’s will base their decision to renew or not on a Thrasher win over Kovalchuk. So, we win it, Waddell stays.

Jameson

April 4th, 2010
3:08 pm

Well, now it would seem impossible for both the Rangers and Flyers to not get at least 4 points in their last 4 games.

World Be Free

April 4th, 2010
3:10 pm

sisu-not sure where you are coming from when you talk about the KC Chiefs. I have been familiar with the Chiefs since the mid 60’s when they were constantly up against the Bills. KC is a premier NFL town, great fans and a great outdoor stadium. If the Kansas City Chiefs are in trouble the hole NFL is too and I do not think that’s the case.

Long live the American Football League!

Off subject-I hope all of you are cheering AGAINST Tiger Woods next weekend and beyond. He sold himself as a family man to many companies. What a slickster. I” never buy anything Nike ever again.

Brendan

April 4th, 2010
3:12 pm

HookyBob, my two “adopted” Western Conference teams this year were Minnesota and Los Angeles. So, I will be rooting for the Kings. But I will also be pulling for the Coyotes and Preds, too. And Colorado. I like these teams who have been out of it for a while, or have never been known as playoff juggernauts. I’d love a Western Conference Final four to be Nashville/Phoenix, Los Angeles, Colorado and Chicago. The logistics of it make that impossible, however. Wait, I could live with San Jose being there. I just don’t like that Heatley is there. Otherwise, I could root for them.

In the East, I am pulling for Buffalo, NJ, and Boston. I like Tuukka Rask, the #21 pick from the 2005 Draft. We coulda had him at #16, instead we went with Alex Bourret. Bygones.

Chicago leads Calgary, 1-0. Go Flames!!

Brendan

April 4th, 2010
3:14 pm

Thank you, Trixie!!! Muuuah!

R. Stroz

April 4th, 2010
3:18 pm

Brendan – You found Chelios at your house?

Brendan

April 4th, 2010
3:20 pm

Yes, he was laying the most eggs, R.Stroz.

Brendan

April 4th, 2010
3:30 pm

I know it’s not fashionable to root for the Sabres in these upcoming playoffs, but I will. Let me explain why. Buffalo has terrible ownership. Tom Golisano might be a decent-enough fella, but he entrusts Larry Quinn with stewardship of the franchise. Quinn blocks Darcy Regier at most opportunities, contractually. And yet, with “video drafting,” Lindy Ruff and Darcy Regier manage to overcome the losses of Dumont, Drury, Briere, Biron, etc. And now, they’re back in the playoffs. How? Amazing accountability and coaching, I guess. Buffalo has so many hurdles to overcome, and yet they do it. It reminds me of Nashville, another team I will root for this Spring.

If Buffalo gets that #2 seed, they could face Crosby and the Penguins in round 2. They might draw Montreal, Boston, or Philly in the first round. Ottawa is an unlikely first round opponent. Ottawa will get the NJ-Pittsburgh loser, in terms of winning the Atlantic Division. How funny would it be … if the Washington Capitals wind up drawing the NY Rangers again this year? Remember last year? The NY Rangers went up, 3-1, when the Capitals came back to take the series. By the way, the Rangers won BOTH games in Washington to open that series, last year. Don’t think Ovechkin doesn’t recall it, like a Senator under oath, being grilled by Congress.

World Be Free

April 4th, 2010
3:36 pm

Brendan-thanks for your Sabres support. You have the ownership situation right on. The funny thing about Quinn, is that he was forced out by the previous ownership group. Tom G. decided to bring him back.

It’s the old nasty divorce, them remarrying the same old bitch and falling “in love” all over again.

Smitty

April 4th, 2010
4:29 pm

Have not renewed my STH. It is a battle between my affection and love for hockey or continuing to support ASG. I like the youth on the Thrashers and down on the farm in ORD. But I just do not see it being developed as well as Detroit or Buffalo. Slater’s penalty late yesterday was bogus but he should not have put himself in that position. And that comes down to coaching. Late in the game a good coach will tell his players no penalties. Keep both hands on your stick, keep your stick on the ice, chip the puck in, one man forecheck and the other two forwards get back to help on defense. It is a simple game except for us Thrasher fans.

I think I was as mad as I ever have been at a Thrasher loss as I was yesterday. The game was ours and we blew it. Despite Moose being bad in goal and Colby being suspended we battled to have the lead late in the game. Then came the Slater penalty and the gift goal in OT. Damn.

LAC

April 4th, 2010
5:08 pm

thrashers27… Look more closely, It was an INTERVIEW !

Thrashers27

April 4th, 2010
5:26 pm

Be that as it may, it is all speculation and I still can’t understand how anyone can say anything of the sort with such confidence. If somebody told me that Phoenix was moving, I might listen. Our beloved Thrashers are staying here in Atlanta.

Again, from what I understand the contractual ties and sponsorships make it nearly impossible for the team to be moved. Thrashers may indeed by up for sale, but they’re not moving anywhere.

It’s all speculation and nobody knows anything for certain.

Mr. Heat Miser

April 4th, 2010
5:28 pm

Philly beat Detroit. Now Kovalchump can come to town Tuesday night and finish us off. How fitting.

Brendan

April 4th, 2010
6:43 pm

The Thrashers will defeat the Devils, in a shootout. And everyone will go home happy. And the next day, they’ll call up their reps to say, “I’m renewing my seats for next year.” And with that costly, costly victory … lay the fate of 2 more years of Don Waddell, to further ruin this franchise.

When instead, they could go home happy. Cheer loudly. And the next day call their reps to say, “No frekkin way I’m renewing. If you fire Waddell, I’ll renew. If you don’t, I won’t.”

If the Devils hang seven on us, and Ilya gets a hat trick, will that produce a chorus of “boos” and a “fire Waddell chant?” Not in “polite” Atlanta. Philly, yes. Boston, yes. New York, yes. Chicago, probably. Detroit, yes. In Atlanta, we sit there … shrugging … blaming it all on lawsuits.

I can’t root for the Thrashers to fail. But I can root for the STH’s to do the right thing, even after a Thrashers win. I can root for them to say, “No chance I’m back next year.” And every one of those fans who does that … will get their very, same seat … discounted by 50-percent, in just a few short months.

This team won’t relocate. The NHL Commissioner understands the situation. Let’s imagine the Red Wings were faltering this year. It’s not hard to do, considering they were in 10th place 3 weeks ago. And that 40-percent of Detroit’s STH’s decided not to renew. Would the Commissioner of the league suddenly decide that “Hockey has failed in Detroit?” No, hardly. And the NHL Commissioner understands that in 1999-2000, Atlanta soldout 38 of 41 home games, as the level of hockey interest in this town, when they’re “consumer confidence” in the product. The Atlanta Thrashers aren’t going anywhere. The only thing that has to change … is the ownership and/or the ownership’s current business mode and attitude towards the GM position. When these things change, Atlanta will not bleed the NHL of $17 million annually. Instead, it’ll be a revenue producer, propping up Phoenix and Florida, and the NY Islanders, etc. The NHL Commissioner understands that 5 million people live in this city. The NHL Commissioner understands that Atlanta is the 8th largest TV market in the country. The NHL Commissioner knows that the Atlanta franchise is mismanaged, and is not happy about it. But relocation is not an option. At the earliest, the Thrashers may move in 2019. And they won’t move, even then.

stendek

April 4th, 2010
7:46 pm

Bill. Is game tonight or Monday night? Watching SportSouth as I type at 7:46. Not a hockey game in sight! Sincerely. ++STENDEK++

stendek

April 4th, 2010
7:47 pm

Scratch that. Was just enlightened. Guess Easter excitement has yet to subside. Sorry for such a dumb question. Best. ++STENDEK++

stendek

April 4th, 2010
7:48 pm

Catch you Tuesday! ++STENDEK++

Pittsburgh Pirate Fan

April 4th, 2010
8:14 pm

Sounds like a number of STHs are not coming back next year. The one common factor pushing paying customers away is the general manager.

Why is this so diffcult?

Smoothie

April 4th, 2010
8:20 pm

World be Free – I’ll be there with my lady and the boyz up in 317 as usual. Wouldn’t miss this game for nothing? Our only chance this season to boo Kovy lustily and purge ourselves of that festering resentment…time to start anew! Although after we pummel the Dev-eels down here in Georgia, I hope we lose our last two games so we can get the 7th pick instead of the 8th! j/k I have no idea who is worth a damn after Taylor, Tyler and Tippecanoe, I mean Fowler. Watch Waddell draft another goalie or D-man with a Top 10 pick!! Is there a skilled, but large and ornery Swede available to complement Klingberg when he’s ready in a year or two?

At any rate, come up and see us in 317, rows 1 and 2. If you’ve ever taken a peak at The Blueland Chronicle, you’ll love hanging with the boys and I for a period of Thrashers hockey…we keep it real. Or we don’t pay attention and make fun of each other instead!! Or Jimmy Slater.

Red Light

April 4th, 2010
8:56 pm

Lets see thrasherdawg, any other player leap to mind that has scored 337 in his first 617 NHL games this century? He’s 16th on the active list in goals scored, and all of the 15 ahead of him played a minimum of 828 games (that’s Hossa with 362 goals and is 13th on the active list). He is most definitely an offensive star and despite your feelings about him, is widely regarded as such by everyone who watches the game. Yes, he has shortcomings, but is a star!

And if you really want to get pissy, Heatley has 299 goals in 585 games. But, he’s no star either, right?

kracker

April 4th, 2010
9:14 pm

Yep, we’re pretty much dead meat w/ the Flyers beating the Wings……on to the off-season chatter!!!!

Thrashers Supporter

April 4th, 2010
9:22 pm

Some NJ Devils comments about Kovy. Where anybody finds hate?

Posted by Dahhhevils
April 04, 2010, 4:09PM
I LOVE KOVYYYYYY!!! Stay with us mannnnn.. im telling you that you will have the best rest career in your life if you stay… as long as you agree to sign a 10 year 40,000,000 dollar contract, for 4 million a season, please say yessssss

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Posted by deheinz1
April 04, 2010, 5:18PM
That is really funny Dahhhevils, he turned down a 100,000,000 million dollar contract and he is going to sign for 40?

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Posted by squidboy
April 04, 2010, 7:31PM
Lou has got to find any means possible to keep this guy. He seems to be a great team guy, his skills are incredible and the Devils deserve to have an offensive force like Kovy for the first time in their history.

Whatever it takes Lou. Sign Kovy, Sign Kovy, Sign Kovy!!!

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Posted by Dahhhevils
April 04, 2010, 8:16PM
hahaha i know i Just extremely love his top goals in Atlanta because he plays like a flying falcon through the ice, he burns defenders, all that we need is get him use to our system and his team mates so he can become a wizzard… Parise needs to man up and be himself like he use to, something is wrong with him lately. No highlight goals at all this season, maybe like 2 though.

I AM OFFICIALLY THE #1 KOVY FAN as long as he stays in NJ.

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Posted by Puddy95
April 04, 2010, 8:25PM
If Lemaire is back next season and the Devils lose Kovy and Martin. I will offically be an Islander fan. Lou needs to go to the boss and rob him. I don’t care if we pay taxes to keep this guy on the team. My guess, 5 years- 7 million per.

Brendan

April 4th, 2010
10:08 pm

Red Light, I saw a graphic today that read, “players scoring the most goals since the 2001 season.

1. Jerome Iginla
2. Ilya Kovalchuk
3. Dany Heatley

I think that was during the Flyers-Red Wings game. By the way, San Jose got up, 2-0, but the Avalanche have come roaring back with four unanswered goals for a 4-2 lead, with 12:00 left in regulation time.

Kovy is special. He’s weak defensively, to be sure. But Kovy just may be the best pure sniper in the NHL. I wouldn’t dispute that. He’s got great speed, good hands, good play-making sense. He’s going to get paid. And no, I doubt it will be a $101 million deal. We’ll see, though. If Kovy signs with the Columbus Blue Jackets for 12 years/$135 million, I’ll admit Kovy was only interested in money. If he signs for 7 years/$60 million, forgoing $41 million to play for a contender, then it was always true that, “Kovy’s Stanley Cup dreams are not for sale.”

In a league with a salary cap, I don’t think it’s wise for any player who wants to win the Cup to make some 12-15 year deal, unless … they just love the area and want to make a committment to it, figuring that one of those 15 years is bound to result in a championship. Okay, excepting Detroit, who will win another Cup in the next 15 years. That does make sense. But if Kovy was looking at say, Vancouver, there’s no guarantee of a Cup there. There’s never been a Cup there. Same deal with Los Angeles. Same deal with St. Louis. Etc.

I won’t “boo” Kovalchuk. He’s doing what any player who wants to win would do. And that’s “leave Atlanta, so long as Waddell and the AS, LLC is in charge.” Kovy brought in Max and Antropov. Why “boo” the guy? But he wanted too much money! He’s greedy and selfish!! Well, I think that is the “polite” way of saying, “I won’t re-sign here. I’ve got a pregnant wife, and I don’t want to be separated from her during his pregnancy, with other little children running around the mansion.” Yes, Kovy played Waddell like fiddle. But it takes two to be deceitful. One to do the deceiving, and another to BUY IT, or “pretend” to buy it, to help sell tickets until the deadline.

Red Light

April 4th, 2010
10:48 pm

I think your points are valid Brendan, all the way around. In fact, I don’t understand why Thrashers fans boo Heatley, Hossa and now Kovy. They all said the like Atlanta and its fans, but one left for personal reasons and the other two for money, but all had one thing in common, they wanted to win. If you boo anyone it shouldn’t be these three players. Further, just think how bad the overall record of this franchise would be if it weren’t for these three? You want to boo someone, go to Sec. 104 and direct your ire to one of the guys sitting in the first three rows if they have the balls to show up!

TrueBlue

April 4th, 2010
11:00 pm

beeeeeeeeeeppppppppp….

Sorry Doctor, they are gone….

Smoothie

April 4th, 2010
11:07 pm

Being a fan involves emotion. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t spend so much time concerning ourselves with this particular team. If we boo Kovy, then its because we don’t agree with his decision.

I bought in. I thought Kovy was different. Perhaps he isn’t a true leader? Perhaps he wants to lead somewhere else? But I did think he possessed the will and the drive to achieve and overcome adversity. Even if it meant staying in ATL. Lord knows it is such inhumane torture for a man to live in ATL earning 100 million dollars in such a miserable hockey town. But I digress.

I will boo him because I am disappointed. Beyond that, I don’t begrudge him for leaving if he simply lost faith in Waddell and the ASG. But when the hell is it disingenous to be honest with the fans and shoot straight when your honesty could potentially be the catalyst for the monumental change you all crave and covet. Leaders dare to be great in the face of adversity and take the tougher road when the crossroads is at your feet. But I wonder if Kovy truly has what it takes to do just that.

Red Light

April 5th, 2010
12:17 am

You’re right on the last point, Smoothie, he doesn’t. It’s all about the money for the Eastern Europeans!

LAC

April 5th, 2010
3:28 am

Brenden, you may have the answer to this question.

In the draft in June, Is it the first EIGHT teams that are in the lottery ?

Because IF things remain the same, we would be team EIGHT… Thus getting a chance at the top pick… Just not sure if it is 8 or 6… in the lottery sweepstakes.

Thanks !

theriddler

April 5th, 2010
5:53 am

Thrashers next to last in conference GA. Business as usual.

DWTOO

April 5th, 2010
7:19 am

Read an interesting quote in yesterday’s Gwinnett Post from Glad’s coach Jeff Pyle. He apologized to the fans for his team’s quitting and poor performance. He took the blame for bringing these guys in and threatened them all. Would like to see some of that accountability from this team.

What a novel concept.

World Be Free

April 5th, 2010
7:46 am

Marc Savard, Marian Hossa, Ilya Kovalchuk and Danny Heatly.
What this team be like if we could have retained 2 of these 4 stars?

Smoothie-I’ll come and see you in 317-look forward to it.
Anyone else going tomorrow night?

Kovy isn’t the first player to turn down money to go to a winner. Just look at 1/3 of the New England Patriots roster. I’ve played on some losing hockey teams, it is not fun. Losing takes alot of a player, even if you love the game. This partially explains why some nights this team looks like it has no life, especially without a captain.

Red Light

April 5th, 2010
7:48 am

LAC: Only the bottom five teams have a chance at the No. 1 overall pick. No team can move up more than four spots due to the lottery. If the season finished as is, only Edmonton, Boston from Toronto, Florida, Tampa Bay and Carolina would have a shot at No. 1.

moriler

April 5th, 2010
8:33 am

Unless I’m completely mistaken, I think we’re effectively done now that Philly beat Detroit.

We’ve got 81 points; the Rangers have 82, Boston and Philly both have 84, and Montreal has 86. We max out at 87 points if we shove a horseshoe up our asses and light it on fire. But either Philly _or_ the Rangers must end up with 86 points somehow by the end of the season, due to the home-and-home — 4 points have to be given out in those games at a minimum, and it’s either 4 to the Rangers (for 86), 2 each (86 for Philly), or 4 to Philly (88). We also have no meaningful tiebreakers, so we have to finish a point up. This leaves us pretty much having to hope that multiple teams lose out in order for us to rise to 8th, which is a pipe dream even with how badly Boston and Philly are playing.

World Be Free

April 5th, 2010
8:35 am

Thanks Red Light, we should know the drill, since we have had so many high draft choices.

Red Light

April 5th, 2010
8:37 am

Hope to see you tomorrow night World Be Free.

jimbo

April 5th, 2010
8:38 am

Brendan- Aren’t we back to year ONE. Donnie Brilliance started the franchise out with the idea of building from the net out with the signing of Damian Rhodes and the drafting of Norm Maracle. Too bad that neither one panned out. Feels like Ground Hog Day. Can Patrik Stefan be too far away. Here’s a contest gang- pick the potential draftee who might best emulate Patrik once we pick him. Pull the plug and spare us, Lord.

MB

April 5th, 2010
9:11 am

LAC, just to clarify on Red Light’s response to your question, all 14 teams that miss the playoffs are in the lottery, but the lottery winner can only move up a maximum of 4 spots, so only the bottom 5 teams have the potential to win the first pick.

DWTOO, we went to the Glads game Saturday evening and based on what we saw, the coach SHOULD apologize. That was some of the worst hockey I’ve ever seen. It was so clear that we wouldn’t win that my nephews and I decided to see if the home team could keep their SOG at a 1:4 ratio with the Stingrays. With an offensive surge in the closing minutes, they made it up to 10 shots for the game compared to the Rays 35.

Oh, and if anybody still harbors hope that we may some day see Chad Denny up with the big club, put those thoughts to rest. He makes Andy Sutton look like Paul Coffey.

Tom Lysiak

April 5th, 2010
9:11 am

World Be Free – I’m hitting the Braves opener today and then the Thrash tomorrow night. That’s it for me. Can’t stand those obnoxious Penguin fans Saturday…..

Go Braves!

Go Thrashers (uhhh, go make those GM and coaching changes we need)!!!

World Be Free

April 5th, 2010
9:31 am

Red Light-where are you sitting? We should find a common spot to meet.

Tom-wish I was there for the home opener. Went to Spring Training a few weeks ago and had a blast. Braves will be OK this year, just OK I am not getting my hopes up.

Red Light

April 5th, 2010
9:47 am

How about the Absolut Bar outside of section 121-221 at 6:45 pm?

Red Light

April 5th, 2010
10:00 am

Playoff Scenario Update: Maximum number of points available for the five Eastern Conference teams battling for the final three playoff spots: Montreal 92, Boston 92, Philadelphia 90, Rangers 90, Atlanta 87

If the Flyers finish with 90, then the maximum the Rangers can earn is 88 (two wins and two OTLs).
If the Rangers finish with 90, then the maximum the Flyers can earn is 88 (one win and two OTLs).

Even if Atlanta wins all three of its remaining games, it will miss the playoffs if three of the following occur this week
• one point earned by the Canadiens
• three points earned by Boston
• three points earned by Philadelphia
• five points earned by the Rangers

If Atlanta goes 2-0-1 in its three remaining games, it will miss the playoffs if two of the following occur this week
• two points earned by Boston
• two points earned by Philadelphia
• four points earned by the Rangers including one win

If Atlanta goes 2-1 in its three remaining games, it will miss the playoffs if two of the following occur this week
• one point earned by Boston
• one point earned by Philadelphia
• three points earned by the Rangers including one win

If Atlanta goes 1-0-2 in its three remaining games, it will miss the playoffs if two of the following occur this week
• one point earned by Boston
• one point earned by Philadelphia
• three points earned by the Rangers

If Atlanta goes 1-1-1 in its three remaining games, it’s over for them!

World Be Free

April 5th, 2010
10:14 am

Red Light-now there’s an idea.
Smoothie – can you make it to the Absolute Bar tomorrow night?

All those heading to the game are cordually invited!

Smoothie

April 5th, 2010
11:03 am

World Be Free – we could potentially meet you at the Absolut bar but we sit upstairs and we might be scrambling to get to our seats before the game…we’re always running a bit late it seems. If you are so inclined, come on up between the 1st and 2nd periods and I’ll meet you either at the Bud Light stand outside of Section 317 or I can come around to the upstairs cocktail bar near the elevator to meet you. I’ll buy you a beverage if you’re imbibing. If you want to hang with us for the 2nd period, that’s great. If you have seats downstairs and they’re too good to pass up, I understand. But I can also introduce you to some fun people as well…knowing them has certainly enhanced my Thrashers experience. Rawhide may make an appearence as well up in our “balcony” perched not so high above the goal. As usual, I’ll be sportin’ my personalized Marty Reasoner sweater which I think is the only one as I haven’t seen any others! Just let me know how you want to rendez-vous and we can definitely meet up at some point. Cheers!

Oh, and Kovy: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Smoothie

April 5th, 2010
11:05 am

Damn it! Got stuck in the blog “net” of post purgatory.

Trixie my dear, would you please be so kind as to free it so WBF can see my response to his question. Thank you so kindly!!

Trixie (Rawhide's Secreatry)

April 5th, 2010
11:22 am

Mr. Smoothie – Your 11:03 am post has been freed from Blog Purgatory.

Smoothie

April 5th, 2010
11:48 am

You’re the best Trixie!! Thanks!

Red Light

April 5th, 2010
11:56 am

History is on the Thrashers’ side with the return of those who jilted the franchise!

Heatley’s first appearance at Philips Arena, Jan. 2, 2006
Thrashers 8, Senators 3

Savard’s first appearance at Philips Arena, Oct. 11, 2006
Thrashers 4, Bruins 1

Hossa’s first appearance at Philips Arena, March 20, 2009
Red Wings 6, Thrashers 3

World Be Free

April 5th, 2010
12:06 pm

Sounds good Smoothie, see you between periods 1 and 2.

Smoothie

April 5th, 2010
12:16 pm

WBF – where? Next to 317 or near the elevator / top of the escalator bar? Look forward to it!

Alan R.

April 5th, 2010
12:45 pm

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?