What is it about Atlanta that brings out the best in Mathieu Garon?

Mathieu Garon must really love Atlanta.

Maybe it’s Varsity chilly dogs…maybe it’s the great weather…maybe it’s just the good old-fashioned southern hospitality. But for whatever reason, Thrasherville just seems to bring out the best in Garon.

The Columbus Blue Jacket netminder came into Thursday night’s game with a career 4-0-0 record against the Thrashers with a 1.00 GAA, .965 SV% and 2 shutouts. Of the 113 shots Atlanta teams had managed to put on his goal, Garon has kicked out 109. He then continued his magic spell over this team by stopping all 25 shots he faced this go around as Columbus blanked Atlanta 3-0, improving his record to 5-0-0 against the Thrashers.

In Philips Arena alone, Garon is now 4-0-0 with three shutouts.

“I don’t know what it is about this building,” the netminder remarked after game. “There’s always teams that for some reason—I’m not saying it’s easier—you have more wins against.”

Just has he was on all of Atlanta's 25 shots on goal, Mathieu Garin was all over this Evander Kane shot (AP Photo/David Goldman)

As was the case on all of Atlanta's 25 shots on goal, Mathieu Garon was all over this Evander Kane shot (AP Photo/David Goldman)

I guess it’s a darn good thing the CBJs are not in the Eastern Conference. I would hate for the Thrashers to have to face this guy four or six times per year.

Of course, Columbus probably wouldn’t mind playing more games against eastern opponents as they are now 3-0-0 in out of conference games now. Last Tuesday they blanked Montreal by the same 3-0 score and last month they handed Philadelphia a 2-1 defeat.

As for Garon, his shutout win improved his season record to 4-0-0 with a .966 SV% and microscopic goals against average of OH-89…BINGO!

Ondrej Pavelec deserved a better fate than he was handed, playing very well in goal for the home team. He was called upon 41 times turn aside shots…39 times he was successful. The 42nd Blue Jacket shot on goal came when RJ “I would like to buy a” Umberger stuffed home an empty netter.

Ya know…it’s not often you can allow 42 SOG and have that actually be an improvement from the previous game. But that’s exactly the case as the Thrashers gave up 55 the night before in Sunrise, Florida during the 4-3 win over the Panthers. Doing the math, that’s 97 shots against on consecutive nights.

Columbus pretty much played their style of game this night…controlling the puck, the play of the game and simply out working their opposition. Nothing especially “pretty” about the way they go about their work, but it has been effective so far as they improved their overall record to 8-4-0.

The loss snapped the Thrashers five-game streak in which they netted a win or at least an overtime loss consolation point.

Of the loss, I took note of some very interesting quotes that came out of the Thrashers locker room…both from Chris Vivlamore’s AJC write up and the AP report from Charles Odum.

“Individually, we’re not winning enough battles”, coach Craig Ramsay observed. “As a team you have to win battles, but it’s up to each individual to start the process. We have to have everybody involved in scoring goals.”

Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Zach Bogosian battles along the boards with the Blue Jackets' Antoine Vermette. Zach has noticed the empty seats on the other side of those boards (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Zach Bogosian battles along the boards with the Blue Jackets' Antoine Vermette. Zach has noticed the empty seats on the other side of those boards (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Forward Nik Antropov told C-Viv the play of the team was “embarrassing” over the past two games.

“It was better, but still not enough,” Antropov lamented. “The last two games you can call embarrassing. The other night we got lucky. Tonight we didn’t create enough scoring chances. They just outplayed us.”

Defenseman Johnny Oduya questioned the effort coming from the team saying, “I don’t think the effort is there at all. Better than [Wednesday] but we got lucky.”

It’s just not good enough. It’s pretty simple”, he continued. “We are not really skating and using our speed.”

And lastly, there is this from Zach Bogosian regarding the sell out crowd in which 10,000 or so fans came disguised as empty seats.

“It’s never good feeling when you come out and you are all pumped up and there’s not that many people in the stands”, the 2008 third overall draft pick admitted. “After playing here for three years, you kind of get used to it”.

“The more fans would be a lot better, but it’s not an excuse we can use.”

The “announced” crowd was 8,461 Thursday night…a record low. It came two weeks after the previous low of 8,820 that came out to see the Thrashers play the Buffalo Sabres. To Bogosian’s point, the 4-1 loss to the Sabres and 3-0 defeat at the hands of Columbus were probably the flattest, most lackluster, least-inspired games this team has played all year.

Hmmmm…maybe that’s Mathieu Garon’s answer to what it is about Philips Arena. He tends to work best in quiet places where he can concentrate on his job.

178 comments Add your comment

HockeyMom

November 5th, 2010
12:16 pm

Don’t we hear every year how we all have to wait until football season is over before the arena is full. So wouldn’t it be wise for the Thrashers to consistenly play well at home and give it their all to insure that the fans come back in December? I am looking forward to Saturday night. I hope the Thrashers step in up like they seem to do for the big teams.

razorneck13

November 5th, 2010
12:21 pm

Well, damn I can’t really tell what these figures are (basketball too?), maybe I got too excited. I shall try some more.

glovesave29

November 5th, 2010
12:31 pm

C’mon y’all – need to settle down a bit. First of all, I am sure Bogey knows the history of this team. Do you really expect him to call out his bosses in a public forum? Or perhaps taking a backhanded swipe at them make more sense? Let the poor kid vent, and look at the people here who are complaining about his comments – they are doing the exact same thing they are accusing Zach of …acting out in anger, not with reason.

This season is a marathon, not a sprint. Every team in the league is going to have 4-5 terrible games – from the cellar dwelling Oilers all the way up to the champion Blackhawks. Overall, we are ahead of where I thought we’d be, and that is all I can ask for. There are issues for this team now that will be addressed by the coaching staff and over the course of the season, will be corrected. There are parts of the game that now seem just fine, that may fall apart in February. You never know. Anyone remember the Ravens won a Super Bowl the same season they went 4 games (25% of the season) without an offensive touchdown? The SF Giants sucked the first half of this season.

I was there last night, I’d really say it more along the lines of 6500 in attendance. Which is about on line with what the Knights used to draw. Their very first game ever against the Cincinnati Cyclones, after we had been without any type of hockey for a dozen years and only drew 8400. So to say they drew more than that on average is just not correct. Playoffs were even lower as the games were scheduled just days in advance. The night they won it all is the only time I can recall it ever being filled.

Once this Phoenix situation is resolved, I can see Bettman training his eye on Atlanta. If there are new owners, they will come from contacts within the league office, not like that joker with the second rate film company who said back in the early summer he wanted to buy the team.

Red Light

November 5th, 2010
12:43 pm

Thanks glovesave29!

Attendance might have been great in the first few years, but not on this Friday night!

April 27, 1996 • Cincinnati Post
Cyclones goalie Frederic Chabot earned his first playoff shutout in 29 professional postseason games, a 2-0 International Hockey League Turner Cup playoffs victory over the Atlanta Knights on Friday night in the Omni. Attendance: 4,428.

ben

November 5th, 2010
1:07 pm

Zach,

Times are hard for a lot of people. There is a recession going on. I myself am doing ok, but this town has been hit hard. Plus, Waddell was at best an average GM and in this town you’re going to need a genius to run the thing. I’m a massive fan of le Thrash, and I will root for you in the playoffs but I’ve watched hockey for 18 years and consider myself a student of the goal tending position. Truth compels me to tell you that by-and-large this is the hockey equivalent of a 4A team.

Zack, most people in this town are found in four counties Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett and Cobb. For reasons beyond the purview of a sports blog. and see no reason to come downtown. My own parents are afraid to be in the city past 7O’clock. There are a sizeable of natives who see the Thrashers as northern imperialism and are angry, yes angry, that this team is even here. As someone who has studied this region for 5+ years I can say that the only way this team makes it here is if it moves up 400 or 75. And I say that as an urbanist who loves the downtown feel and vibe. I believe that Alexander Hamilton was right when he said city air breathes freer. I believe that America’s greatness and the very key to success is found in the cities of this country. And yes, I’m even including Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Alpheretta, Kennesaw and vast stretches of Gwinnett County as a city. But I’m willing to see that a lot of people in this state simply don’t share that opinion. After all, if you have the seventh largest city in northern north America, you’re going have a difference of opinion. These are but some of the reasons people are staying home.

Well Zack I wish that continue to thrive in this, the greatest sport you can play standing up.

Smoothie

November 5th, 2010
1:13 pm

Ticket special for games against Columbus:

Pay $40 to get in the door.

Get 1/2 your money back if the Thrashers don’t score first.

Get another $5 back for every goal CBJ scores after the first.

Get a free beer if the Thrashers actually score.

Get tkts to the next game if Thrashers comeback and actually win!

People like to gamble, make the games against less appetizing opponents into games within the game!! ;-)

Mike

November 5th, 2010
1:19 pm

$30 for gas, $35+ for a ticket, $15 for parking, long, grueling traffic jams, $4.50 for a hot dog, $9.00 for a beer that’s half a cup of foam, getting to watch a bunch of guys figure skate around while the away team plays hockey…priceless. there are some things money can’t buy, like good hockey, for everything else, there’s mastercard (except for parking, gotta have cash for that)

Alan R.

November 5th, 2010
1:36 pm

As someone who has studied this region for 5+ years I can say that the only way this team makes it here is if it moves up 400 or 75

Remedial study sessions are, apparently, in order. Part of the problem in Phoenix is the fact they’re not even in Phoenix. They’re in Glendale. Putting the team in Alpharetta is going to create even more problems.

razorneck13

November 5th, 2010
1:37 pm

Red Light and Glove, we’ll agree to disagree. Red, that was also in the only losing season they ever had and I think it was known that they were leaving town at that point (pretty sure).

I really don’t know how or why my experiences with the Knights is so different considering how often I went to their games. Their last season was the only one they weren’t very good at and ironically the only one I didn’t pay attention to, because I started driving that year and doing typical teenage stuff, but anywho.

All I know is I never saw them lose terribly (when I was there) and more often than not they won (again when I was there). For whatever reason the Omni also had large, loud happy crowds when I was there as well, so…I dunno what else to say. That’s my recollection and I vividly remember those days. To date I’ve seen games in several other NHL markets (none were traditional) and I swear, none of them have been as exciting as the Knights games I’ve been to and a lot of that has to do with the atmosphere.

HungryCoyote

November 5th, 2010
2:10 pm

Okay – We should all stop being so hard on “the boys”. They’re humans not trick-pony’s. And yes they are paid to be trick-pony’s for our delight, but they can’t give it 100% everygame all the time – no matter how much experience and practice they’ve had over the years.
We as “fans” shouldn’t be kicking them in the ribs-when they’re already face down in the mud. Let’s leave that all to Ramsay,Stothers,Torch,Malarchuk & Co.

Yes, they’ve had three bad home games(not including pre-season).But at least we’re not NJ or Buffalo! Be Happy.

kracker

November 5th, 2010
2:10 pm

I have it, a new marketing plan! Change the name to the Atlanta Turtles. Not because they are slow but because when they play on home ice they immediately drop and ‘turtle.’

HungryCoyote

November 5th, 2010
2:26 pm

kracker – “Change the name to the Atlanta Turtles…”

*Mississippi River Kings(CHL) already beat you to it,sort of. Sorry

stendek

November 5th, 2010
2:27 pm

Hi Chris. My thought. Professional teams MUST perform with fire and passion in front of home fans. PERIOD! Solid work on road is nice but home fronts MUST be defended. Teams should DREAD traveling to Philips Arena. The place is now a damn home away from home for other NHL groups. In a slump? Have a losing streak? A visit to that blue place in Atlanta is theraupeutic! Do not misread me. Not even championship caliber teams win ALL their home bouts. True contenders go all out at home even in defeat! Pretenders fold up tent. The Thrashers fit into latter group! The best fans could have hoped for against Columbus was a scoreless draw then a loss in the shootout. Pavs could not deliver. Not his fault. Game was over after first goal. EVERYONE KNEW IT! Thrashers were skating around aimlessly for 60 minutes then went to bar or wherever. Wondered if a few made bar trip PRIOR to matchup. Oh well. Wins will fill seats Chris. Dedicated play may even increase attendance drastically. Hear that Zachster? Ponder that until your NHL Hall Of Fame career concludes. The truth is the truth. STENDEK

stendek

November 5th, 2010
2:28 pm

Sorry Bill. Meant to change opening. Still angry as Hell about Zach remark. Sorry friend. STENDEK

stendek

November 5th, 2010
2:45 pm

I too believe a move to Canada is imminent. Mark those words. Depressed when Flames left. Distraught when Knights ceased operations. Exit of Thrashers. Ho hum. STENDEK

stendek

November 5th, 2010
2:52 pm

LOVE THIS…

Philadelphia 13 8 4 1 17 41 30 6-3-0 2-1-1 6-4-0
NY Rangers 12 6 5 1 13 35 36 2-3-1 4-2-0 5-4-1
Pittsburgh 13 6 6 1 13 37 33 2-4-0 4-2-1 5-4-1
NY Islanders 13 4 7 2 10 34 48 2-1-1 2-6-1 3-6-1
***New Jersey 14 4 9 1 9 25 45 0-4-1 4-5-0 3-7-0***

Great figure eights though! STENDEK

Thrashy Thrashy

November 5th, 2010
2:57 pm

It’s kinda like this:

Wins matter in order to get fans to show up in places like Atlanta. They don’t matter in Toronto. The Thrashers have never been any good, so they are rightly playing in front of sparse crowds at home. Zach Bogosian screwed up. If he can’t get up to play NHL opposition, the kind of opposition he has played hockey his whole life to face, then he can’t get up for anything. The way I see it, the mere fact that there is somebody on the other side of that red line is reason enough to be competitive every day. Throw in the fact that there are five other guys wearing the same jersey as you on your side of the ice and, well, there are no excuses for a lack of competitive fire.

I think Bogo can play, but somebody in that locker room should grab that kid by the scruff of his neck and help him find some old time hockey religion. The kind of effort we’ve seen the last two nights does not justify the ridiculous remark he made. The good thing is that he’s still a kid. Kids say and do stupid things. Let’s hope that he wakes the f*** up, realizes what he’s doing for a living, and takes some pride in his ability to be ready to play no matter how many are watching.

Willie B

November 5th, 2010
3:25 pm

Alan and your DERP ! It’s obvious you’ve been a FOLLOWER your entire life. Oh well, somebody has to be one.

Hockey Mom. Football is a good reason every year. It doesn’t pick up afterwards because the team is usually losing. People down here, besides true fans of the game, won’t follow a loser unless the last name is Earnhardt jr. Richt went from Hero to Zero in one year. This team is going to have a decent season and also going to make the playoffs so the fringe fans who can’t decide where to hang out will start coming to the arena for fun. Every loud cheer helps !

Spud Webb

November 5th, 2010
3:34 pm

Yea Bogo, I mean don’t make any comments, don’t wanna p&ss off all these bloggers. ahhahahaha
Maybe he should just get on here and blog about how poor attendence is?

biggest thrash tv fan

November 5th, 2010
3:43 pm

Dear Zach, You are a kid, you have no idea why the stands are empty, and for that I forgive you. Now if you want me personally to get to the game then this needs to happen.
1) Hire me a babysitter for my 2 year old
2) Have a shuttle bus from central gwinnett to the game.
3) Lower ticket prices by 1/3rd.
Thats all it takes, and I’ll be at every game. Now if you want to restore the love of your fans do this, have a scholarship for a family of 4 and buy them season tickets. There are a lot of folks out there that lost their jobs and can’t go to games anymore, but would love to go. Do that, and you’ll have more fans, and new fans. Good luck.

Michael

November 5th, 2010
3:45 pm

I think its pretty simple… DONT GET SHUTOUT 3-0 AT HOME AND EXPECT A FULL HOUSE, CAUSE U WILL BE LET DOWN.. people are freakin sick and tired of going down there and seing our guys get embarrassed, or just bored to death with the continuous skating circles figure 8 performance.. bogosian, mayb if you played half as good as your paycheck says you should, you could talk but dude..WAKE UP!!! your playing like garbage and muff cabbage..your an under performing, injury prone 20 year old who needs a reality check..STFU and play good hockey, then you can talk… After thrashers put together a nice 10 game stretch at home, where they do not get shutout once, and are competitive in each game…then bitch and complain about attendance..but we have seen several “stinkers” ALREADY this season and its just begun

Alan R.

November 5th, 2010
3:47 pm

It’s obvious you’ve been a FOLLOWER your entire life. Oh well, somebody has to be one.

I can’t wait to hear your explanation of this. Use complete sentences and cite your sources.

Michael

November 5th, 2010
3:48 pm

when a team comes out and plays the way they did last night, and then complain about attendance…that strikes a nerve with me bigtime..if they had won, or if they had been playing much better this season at home..then they could talk..but three stinkers already through such a limited amount of home games, in this economy, bozo..can you blame us?

Michael

November 5th, 2010
3:49 pm

Bogosian will now forever be referred to , by me anyway, as BOZO

Spud Webb

November 5th, 2010
3:50 pm

Did bogo say “i don’t care what the fans think” or something like that? Isn’t that what joe johnson said last year? That would p&ss me off.
Bogos comments are dead on…nothing wrong with what he said.

Red Light

November 5th, 2010
4:02 pm

Most “Sage” hockey fans and Kovalchuk realized what they were dealing with here when the Thrashers traded one of the top two-way forwards in the game for bit players and yet-to-be’s.

Since Marian Hossa’s last game in a Thrashers uniform, Philips Arena has hosted a total of 96 home games going into tomorrow night’s clash against the Chicago Blackhawks. In the 96 games since Hossa left, average attendance (tickets distributed) has dropped to 14,108 per game, down from the average of 15,858 per game in the 114 home games played with Hossa on the roster beginning Oct. 8, 2005.

Since Ilya Kovalchuk’s last game in a Thrashers sweater, Feb. 2, 2010, average attendance has dropped even further in the 20 home games since his departure to an average of 13,503 per game.

Since Hossa was dealt, the Thrashers have had just 38 games with the number of tickets distributed in excess of 15,000. During the Thrashers coveted 2006-07 playoff season alone, there were 28 occasions with more than 15,000 at Philips. And, 12 times that season there was more than 18,000, not including the two playoff games. The smallest crowd that season was 12,162 against the Devils on Jan. 7, 2007.

In my opinion, complete disenchantment/disenfranchisement didn’t really begin until that fateful 2007-08 season and the events leading up to the Hossa deal. Comments?

swede

November 5th, 2010
4:16 pm

Do you think we would be better with Guy Boucher as coach?
It seems like dudley only hire his “friends”

Sage of Bluesland

November 5th, 2010
4:48 pm

Some interesting comments–and laughing at Joe Friday as he proclaims to have “known all along” about Don Waddell…I seem to recall Joe preaching “patience” to me for a couple of years, as I began calling out Waddell from Draft-Day 2002…

Oh well, water under the bridge, revisionist-history, and all that….

Anyway, most comments are spot-on–and I’m in the camp that the really pointed quote from our young defenseman was words to the effect that they’ve come to expect a small crowd. That was the key comment, to me.

The person who pointed out that low attendance was merely a symptom is absolutely correct. It’s a symptom of a much bigger disease.

Too bad, like Joe Friday, many still argue with me….One day they will do a “Joe Friday” and proclaim they saw it all along…

(it DOES make me laugh, though…and I’ve had no shortage of sheep to laugh at over the many years!)

stendek

November 5th, 2010
4:54 pm

There is an NFL commercial showing Saints against Jets in middle of nowhere with one fan watching. Both teams are going at each other with vengeance. Know why? Both teams have pride! Take pride in being in Thrasher uniform Zach and others. Do not want to be in Atlanta? Void contract. Park butt on bench! Do not steal money by pulling a Kovalchuck or Maryanna. That is what angers true fans! Represent team proudly whether in front of one onlooker or 100,000. That is the definition of professional. Going all out from start to finish. Win or lose. That is all we fans require! Why is that so hard for you guys to get? STENDEK

Alan R.

November 5th, 2010
5:07 pm

That’s probably the best comment I’ve ever seen you make, Stendek. I agree with it.

LAC

November 5th, 2010
5:18 pm

Todd White on WAVIERS, Could be the “chance of the season” for this team ????

In ALL honesty, I now really have ZERO issue with zach being put on waivers, he plays AWFUL defense and has gone from decent offense to NOTHING offense.

Therefore “zach” is yet ANOTHER wasted first-round pick,… His defense is AWFUL,
I have seen Enough of his standing around !!! Go somewhere else and try to learn defense !!!!!

Michael

November 5th, 2010
5:33 pm

not to mention LAC that Zach cannot seem to EVER hit the damn net!! he is terrible, i would trade his ass or just release him.. oh and Stendec always makes good points

jerry

November 5th, 2010
5:53 pm

I have heard Darren Eliot state that Zach is a really good player…..and all the time I was thinking……WTF!!!!!

michael

November 5th, 2010
6:50 pm

wow alot of hateful people here. the kid never said “it’s the fans fault” and it doesnt even say what the reporter asked him before he said that you know he probably asked “was attendance an issue tonight?” what should he say no? he just said it was hard, but…go re read it… but its no excuse. does that sound like someone whos blaming the fans? because it sounds like a kid venting but also realizing it’s no excuse which is pretty dang mature.

LAC

November 5th, 2010
10:22 pm

I watched New Jersey chock again, 3-0 NYR.

The one thing that caught my eye was #17 had a big white A on his uniform…

You have to be KIDDING ????? The main issue with that team and he is an A now ????

Their coach has that “I know I’m gone” look on his face… Too Bad !

kracker

November 5th, 2010
10:31 pm

Btw, Zach is the guy that, based on his hot start last season until he got injured, I thought would score 20+. Looks like I may have taken the over on his goal total for this season.

Tom

November 5th, 2010
10:45 pm

LAC, I thought the same thing when I saw the A on #17’s jersey. I bet the coach was thrilled when word came down to do that after sitting Kovy just a couple of weeks ago.

Ilya is turning into the definition of a cancer. Did you see the dumb penalty he took to start the 3rd period tonight?

R. Stroz

November 5th, 2010
10:49 pm

Kovalchuk is the new Yashin.

alex

November 5th, 2010
11:34 pm

nothing wrong with bogo answer, everybody knowing that Atlanta special city in America, just one, nobody cares about pro sport, only college football and falcons when they relevant, braves justice talk about even in the midst of 14 years great run, hawks Johnson last year, now bogo, yes they want nothing but college football, need genius with deep pocket to run hockey here not cheap idiots asg, yesterday 680 am anchors chuck and chernoff complained that they got a lot of hate mail if they just one 3 min. segment from 3 hr show trying to talk hawks. think going to be revolt in Atlanta if somebody dare to pay attention to thrashers. the problem with bogo not his talk. but his play. he just mediocre defenseman, going backward, usual dw draft. could be next valabik. hope i am wrong. for asg it’s OK, they not able to keep stars. it very depressing.

ben

November 6th, 2010
1:25 am

“Remedial study sessions are, apparently, in order. Part of the problem in Phoenix is the fact they’re not even in Phoenix. They’re in Glendale. Putting the team in Alpharetta is going to create even more problems.”

Try Sandy Springs south to Buckhead north of Phipps

ben

November 6th, 2010
1:31 am

different group of folks up there. I think most of it boils down to a perception of unsafety and hatred of yankees on the part of native southerners in this town. move em out of downtown, things will change. Phx’s fans live across town, so it’s a different situation and there are plenty of folks who think college football is AAA for nfl in this town.

Alan R.

November 6th, 2010
1:36 am

The fans came out when the team was winning. The fans no longer come out after the team has been losing.

Moving the location of where the losing takes place isn’t going to get the fans in the building, unless that move is to Toronto.

ben

November 6th, 2010
1:51 am

my plan assumes knew owners who spend to the max. you’re competeing center ice. if you can’t sell your product in the seventh largest metro area in northern north America, you ain’t a major league i don’t care how many folks get their knickers in a twist if “colldedge footbawll!” isn’t conversated on 24 / 7 / 365. they’re not trying hard enough. as to hate mail about the hawks, if you don’t know there’s a race war in this town going on you don’t read the political blogs.

JT from Columbus

November 6th, 2010
9:00 am

Any more news on the possible ownership change?

lola

November 6th, 2010
9:53 am

All this Love/Hate talk has inspired my theme song on the MP3 for tonight: “Kiss Kiss Kill Kill” by the HorrorPops. GO THRASHERS!

LAC

November 6th, 2010
10:35 am

Tom, Yes I was very very surprised to see this. With all the distractions they have with everything now, 3-0 last night. That was the LAST thing I would have ever expected to see.

Dwayne

November 6th, 2010
12:26 pm

Thrashers win tonight. No doubt. Mark it down. Etch it in stone.

Alan R.

November 6th, 2010
12:31 pm

Any more news on the possible ownership change?

C-Viv posted about it in his “Attendance” blog. It looks like just another dead rumor.

Joe Friday

November 6th, 2010
3:56 pm

“I seem to recall Joe preaching “patience” to me for a couple of years, as I began calling out Waddell from Draft-Day 2002…”

You’re thinking of someone else, cousin. I have been disgusted with Waddell since Year 2 of the franchise, I never preached patience with him as I lost any hope in his ability to build a club very early on.

stendek

November 6th, 2010
7:45 pm

Another Thrasher defeat at Philips Arena! What else is new? Totally heartless display through 20 minutes. Losing to a bunch of untalented thugs from Illinois! Way to go all you uncaring a$$holes. What the Hell is pathetic Pavs doing in goal? Two damn marshmallow tallies and counting! Put Chris Mason in. Where is Mr Hockey Zach? Hiding under ice? Love all fans wearing Chicago garb in stands. Louder cheers after Hawk goals. As it should be! These quitters are losers with a capital L. Nauseating. Send em packing! STENDEK