‘Embarrassing’ losses like the one to Islanders could leave Thrashers playoff hopes circling the drain

If the Atlanta Thrashers experience any more on-ice flops like last night’s 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders, any and all hopes for the postseason will go the way of too many other seasons…flushed right down the drain. Simply put, there just isn’t enough time left on the schedule to drop stink bombs like that, especially when conference bottom-feeders are in town.

But don’t just take my word for it. Take into consideration what goalie Ondrej Pavelec said after the latest debacle in Blueland.

“We have to realize a few more games like this and we’re done…we didn’t fight like we wanted to get in the playoffs”.

Yes…very true.

Whenever you find yourselves at this point in the season…clinging to the final playoff spot…with a team like the Islanders in town and the Carolina Hurricanes breathing down your neck…you simply cannot allow the two points to leave town with the visiting team without a fight or a struggle…or, heck, even as much as a sense of passing interest in the outcome.

Pavelec has been doing his best to keep his team in games. And as defenseman Zach Bogosian puts it, “If it wasn’t for Pav, it would probably be a lot worse”.

Spot on, Zach.

But then, who better to speak so glowingly of Opie then the players who has far-too-many times had a view of Opie’s heroics from the best vantage point in the house…about 3 feet away from his goal.

Thrasher goalie Ondrej Pavelec said his team, "we didn’t fight like we wanted to get in the playoffs" (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec voiced his feelings about his team's effort Tuesday night saying, "we didn’t fight like we wanted to get in the playoffs" (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

There are a few who could be called out on this team, but I’m going to use Bogosian here as just one example. To be brutally honest, he’s been nothing short of a disaster on the blueline for much of this season. Simply saying he looks “lost” out there is being kind.

To use New York’s final goal as an example… Michael Grabner simply moved untouched past the third overall pick in the 2008 draft and was allowed to make the type of pass over to Kyle Okposo that you’d expect to see during a practice drill. And it’s the kind of play we’ve seen too many times from #4.

Bogosian was on the ice for two Islanders even-strength goals, is a –9 in his last 11 games played and is a –14 in 42 games played this season.

No, he’s not 100% responsible for the current “Gloom, despair and agony on me. Deep dark depression, excessive misery” atmosphere that permeates through Thrasherville this morning…and I’m not quite ready to jump on the “Zach Bogosian Must Just So Go Soon” bandwagon. But given how lost he is out there, someone simply needs give him some direction.

Some directions, that is, straight to the press box.

Taking his minutes should be Arturs Kulda, IMHO…at least while Toby Enstrom is on the mend. Not that I think he’d be the magic silver bullet to cure this team of his ills, but I can’t imagine he’d be worse.

Speaking of Toby…his name came up in the Islanders locker room after the game. My good friend Red Light tells me that. Zenon Kenopka, their 4th line center, commented that its clear Enstrom is the glue that holds this Thrashers roster together. And having him out of the lineup with the injury just kills Atlanta.

Given the Thrashers have been outscored 11-3 in the three games Toby’s missed, Kenopka’s comments are clearly on the mark.

After the loss…one that was described as “embarrassing” by Nik Antropov…Chris Vivlamore reported a number of players held an impromptu meeting with coach Ramsay. They demanding certain players should be held accountable for their lack of effort. That’s all well and good of course…and there are several who should be called out. But it seems like we’ve been seeing that “A” word tossed about in the Thrashers locker for quite a while now, and with the possible exception of one Mr. Ben Eager, I don’t really recall any big-name player being held accountable for his actions…or in this case, his inactions out there on the ice.

I’ll close with this from head coach Craig Ramsay. “We lost so many battles in the offensive zone, and that allowed them to keep coming back up the ice. Our work ethic, our commitment, is lacking”.

Bingo.

However, coach Ramsay’s lament about his players “work ethic” has been coming about a frequently as former coach John Anderson”, “A bounce here, a bounce there”, excuses. There comes a time when the actions have to follow the words…a time when the “accounting” that is being demanded is followed up with…well…holding players “accountable”.

Unfortunately for Rammer, if everyone on this team that deserved to sit for a few games actually did, there’d be quite the long line at the press box buffet. But you have to start somewhere.

Like Pavelec said, there’s just not a lot of games remaining on the schedule left for this team to get this thing turned around. And if we see even just a few more heaping, steaming pile of FAIL dumped on the ice…then the giant flushing sound you hear coming from Philips Arena will be the playoff hopes circling the drain.

By: Bill Tiller – AJC.com Thrashers Fan Blog

179 comments Add your comment

Tom Lysiak

February 2nd, 2011
10:31 am

Anyone seen any mock drafts yet? What have we got to choose from????

glovesave29

February 2nd, 2011
10:32 am

JF – see? Even the opponents agree…Toby is the key to this team. And to say that his departure from the line up does not negatively affect this teams ability to break out of their own zone is just wrong.

Alan R.

February 2nd, 2011
10:34 am

Actually, that “flushing” sound was all the sand on the southside being washed down the drain with the heavy rain last night. :P

I’m still hopeful for playoffs, but we need to seriously buckle down and let the K.I.S.S. rule apply.

moriler

February 2nd, 2011
10:47 am

Pretty much wasted the bonus two points we got off Washington. Better play better against Calgary or we’re headed for the 9th slot again.

moriler

February 2nd, 2011
10:48 am

It will be interesting to see who Rammer sits Thursday though.

Fan from Carolina

February 2nd, 2011
10:52 am

I’m starting to realize that the ownership situation is causing this funk. I thought it was an excuse when I heard players like Lecavalier not performing well the past few years in Tampa Bay because of the ownership issues there, but now I hear the same thing from the good players in Buffalo after the team was sold yesterday. Maybe there is something to it, especially if Buffalo charges back into the hunt. We all know what happened in Tampa this off-season with ownership, Stevie Y and a new coach. I guess the ownership problems show up on the ice. I always downplayed it and I’m obviously wrong.

waffleboy

February 2nd, 2011
10:54 am

Opponenets have figured out our breakout play and we’re not adapting. Everyone is running Tampa’s 1-3-1 trap against us and it’s effective. Rammer needs to make some adjustments fast or this team is done.

Ugh

February 2nd, 2011
10:54 am

Yea… That game was hard to watch…

Matt from MN

February 2nd, 2011
10:59 am

Thrasher hockey has become an abomination and an unwatchable product. It’s the same thing year after year after year. Decent start to season and then the inevitable Dec/Jan swan-dive off the cliff into Lottery Land.

World Be Free

February 2nd, 2011
11:01 am

The biggest problem with this team right is is its predicatbility on the ice.
We play with the puck in our end the same way (turnovers).
We haplesssly come out of our zone the same way.
We take shots from bad angles the same way.
We toss the puck down the middle of the offensive zone.

You can predict what the Atlanta Thrashers are going to do every game. NOTHING WILL GET BETTER until this changes and this falls on the coaching staff. Several of the players have fallen into the rut created by a bad plan and that’s not necessairly all the players fault. If “it” doesn’t work, the coaching staff has to fix it. Bring in new players to this team and they will start doing the same things over time.

We need a forecheck-opposing teams parade out of their zone unopposed with the exceoption of Thorburn. Thorny never stops working.

Tom

February 2nd, 2011
11:03 am

You know what, if Rammer is not skating these boys into the ground in practice today, then he is responsible.

These guys are acting like primadonnas and it is the coaches that need to wake them up. They are getting the chance to play in the friggin NHL. They have private jets taking them around the country. They make yearly salaries which dwarf the lifetime earnings for many workers.

Yet they can sit around a locker room bitching about accountability.

I steered my boys into hockey because I respect the work ethic of the players at all levels. The example set by professional hockey players dwarfs that of most major sports.

But the attitude we are seeing these days by a team on the cusp of the playoffs is down right NBA-ish! The feeling that all they have to do is show up and that is good enough to earn a paycheck goes against everything I hope to instill in my boys.

I coach youth hockey and I promise you that if my team showed the effort I saw last night I would play with only the players who wanted to work hard. If that meant playing with 3 kids on the ice and the rest watched them as we lost 20-0, so be it.

You win in hockey with 3 things – Teamwork, Hustle, and Fixing Your Mistakes.

The joy of the game is that it is that simple.

The Thrashers have forgotten this lesson…

truehockeyfan

February 2nd, 2011
11:15 am

this team is as soft as they get. I think Antropov has no heart at all in his game, as most russians dont. Bogosian is by far the biggest bust of the year. and big buff, come on now, is he maybe the softest player on the team? again failure is looking this team squarely in the eye. some of these players should be so lucky to be playing in the NHL. NO HONOR LOST is what the NHL stands for with this group. How ptitful. Hey ramsay , how about getting mad sometime and show some emotion!!!!!!

moriler

February 2nd, 2011
11:16 am

@Tom: in cases like this, usually there is a split: people who are busting their hump, and people who are not, and everyone inside the locker room knows it. It’s good for the team to call each other out to a certain degree because that’s how they come together as a team — if Rammer steps into a situation like this, all he does is increase the divide.

The ownership situation has certainly created a funk in some of these players. At the start of the year nobody had their s**t together, which isn’t unusual with 50% roster rollover. After Ladd was named Captain, they went on a tear until they finally started to wear down and get tired before the All-Star break. But now we’re actively seeing the problem with having ownership that clearly doesn’t give a rat’s ass about hockey and is willing to publicize it: the players know that the franchise won’t be competitive until the ownership changes, and nobody wants to play for that franchise _because_ you get stuck burning up your young (or remaining) years with no chance of winning a Cup. And if you’re careless as a player, you become Rick DiPietro, stuck on a team with an indifferent Wang of an owner, with a contract that ensures he can’t be moved.

Joe McGrath

February 2nd, 2011
11:21 am

I’m so tired of the A word. It’s not about individuals’s lack of acountability, Rammer and Torch, but the entire team’s lack of character. Sit all the boys in a room and run video of Shawn Thornton action for a couple of hours, then maybe they’d get it. ZB is a sheep who needs to spend the rest of the year in Wolves clothing. Oh yeah, anybody seen what the Flames are up to? Be afraid…very afraid.

ZAvalanche

February 2nd, 2011
11:22 am

Toby is the glue. He has been missed very much. Had the opportunity to watch the game last night at a bar as my game was “snowed” out. Not a good showing by Thrashy. What the heck happened to this team? Every team in the league goes through injuries but this is a disaster in the making. The captain needs to step it up in the locker room. Pathetic how good this team can be but how poor they are playing. OP is right on with his comments – a few more like this and it is all over but the crying.

simpleminded

February 2nd, 2011
11:22 am

Sorry I didn’t get down to see you and Trixie in your section after the 2nd period, I left before the “official” end of the period. I just couldn’t stomach it anymore after Bergfors made his cross-ice pass to the lounge lizards on the club side.

I’m pointing a finger at Rich “I feel like Sidney tonight” Peverley and his horrible stick handling and passing of pucks to the other team time and again. His stellar minus 16 rating is telling of his lack of drive to play along the boards or anywhere in the defensive zone for that matter.

Earlier in the season, Ramsay had an epiphany and FINALLY separated Ladd and Peverley and it worked. Why in the name of Andy Sutton did he put them back together? Together they are a seive.

Johnny “O-Noes, I lost it again” Oduya should have been sent to Phoenix along with an owner of their choice for Woltek Wolski last month when the Rangers got him for Roszival.

Even when Buff takes it on his shoulders to create puck possession in the offensive end, no one goes to a shooting position in the slot for a pass.

It’s time to play Thorburn as the 2nd line center and Little on the first line for any intensity at all out of this crew. How sad that we have to relive 2005-2010 AGAIN.

LAC

February 2nd, 2011
11:27 am

This team DOES NOT FORECHECK, Period. Every time we had the puck in our zone behind the net TWO NYI players were right there at the front of the net. Several times we could not even get out of the defensive zone.

Little zach has resorted to the same old crap of playing LOST. He is TOAST as far as I am concerned, another WASTED draft pick. I wish we drafted Cam Fowler last year at the draft, where has #8 gone ? Cormier is looking more and more to be another bust. He does NOTHING on the ice, Nothing. He Never shoots the puck and seldom if at all is involved in one serious rush up ice the entire game.

But do the NYI announcers know something we DON’T ? Is the team sold behind our backs and moving after the Pittsburgh game ? If Gary Bettman giving up here, while he fights to keep Phoenix,
Dallas, Buffalo ???????????????? Why does the NHL step in NOW ??? It is very very clear this team is failing because of the OWNERS, Wnot so much the team. But…. This same type play happens EVERY Single season, barnone, after the first of the year we go BUST !

Last Night was a complete DISGRACE, absolute, dudley does nothing except play the same players, when it is so crystal clear several people need to GO !

Good-Bye zach, don’t let the door hit you on the way out ! You should use that pea size brain, but you don’t.

Hoof Arted

February 2nd, 2011
11:29 am

The only good thing about last night’s game is swinging down to meet Trixie in between periods. Oh my!

As for the game, a total stink-burger with cheese.

The coach can skate these guys hard all day long but in the end it comes down to “want to”. And too many of the players just don’t have it. The blogMaster calls out Bogosain as he should but I would add Modin to that list too.

Is it just me or should Bermie have a seat as well? Not because he’s not hustling but it seems the 82 game NHL grind seems to be catching up with him.

Sage of Bluesland

February 2nd, 2011
11:35 am

Don’t worry, folks—we’re still early into that third “Five Year Plan” (initially espoused by the still-employed Don Waddell).

Little Toby the “glue”?!…Well, if he is the “glue”, then no-one should wonder at all why we are what we are….

It’s too bad the season consists of more than a couple of early months in the season…If it were, this abomination of a franchise would have made the playoffs more than once….and maybe even won a playoff game during that time?

It’s too bad some sheep still keep repeating the same mistake over and over again…and over…and over…and over….Will you ever learn?

Stop the embarrassment, please. Stop the funds entirely to the ownership. It IS what they deserve.

Smoothie

February 2nd, 2011
11:43 am

How in the world are you supposed to come back from 2 goals down if you don’t ramp up the pressure in the 3rd?? Very seldom did anyone, I mean anyone on the ice not named Kane or Thorburn, commit to getting the puck deep and keeping it there. And as soon as we lose possession, we have a third forward who is floating backwards towards the blueline and no D-man pinching to keep pressure on the Isles’ D coming out of their zone. How is that supposed to produce a comeback??

And when will the coaching staff tell these damn D-men to get their asses back inside the def zone so that they don’t get exploited by standing still at the blueline? If you’re not going to step up and hit someone or attempt to stop the puck, what is the point of getting anywhere near the defensive blueline as the puck comes back through the neutral zone? I really don’t understand what we’re doing 3/4 of the time anymore.

And yes, twas very nice meeting “Trixie” last nite. Did you notice Bill, you and your secretary were on the TV during the 2nd intermission last nite?

jwizzle

February 2nd, 2011
11:50 am

Where the hell were the Thrashers’ heads at last night? I was just sitting there in section 117 wondering if any one was going to take advantage of their shots…ever. Why weren’t they shooting or even making solid passes? SO MANY turn-overs. Zero energy for the team as a whole. I don’t think even Boultsy could have woken them from their comas with one of his fights.

Though I would like to say I did see some zip out of Kane. He and Opie were the ones worth watching last night.

On a different note…I think management should try the last month (or two month) push in the media like they did last year. Get the players back out in public, on the radio and create some buzz again. That whole gas station, radio plug thing really did work and got people talking. Let’s fill some more seats!

Opie continues to pull his weight and create great saves when he’s got little to work with. It really could have been worse than four goals.

Rawhide, nice to see you last night and hope to bump into you on the 13th w/the tix and jersey promo (thanks for that)!

drajax

February 2nd, 2011
11:50 am

How many times have we sat thru games like this when everyone in the joint knows it’s a half hearted effort? How could this team be so flat anytime there is a lesser opponent we must beat? At some point I expect and want the coaching (and owners) to get in the players faces and speak for us and tell them they are playing their way out of here. I don’t get any uncomfortableness coming from behind the Thrashers bench or from on the bench for that matter. It’s been obvious for the last month other teams have figured out how to play us, and the past week should have been used to counter this. It either didn’t take or maybe there was no game planning. Either way I’m disgusted and don’t have any problem blaming the coaching.

Mooseberg

February 2nd, 2011
11:54 am

Words are words and they are not helping on ice. This team has forgotten how to pass a puck, all they do is chip it forward, no attempt to even pass to a teammate. The style of play is AHL at best, I don’t think I top 6 forward fixes the issue. You get what you pay for and we are one of the lowest payrolls in the league which equates to one of the poorest skilled teams. Thrash are playing dump and chase but get beaten to the puck every time, they are so scared in the defensive zone they try to dump and chase from there….3 strait icing calls last night show a team with no skill or confidence in one another.

Dwayne

February 2nd, 2011
11:56 am

Georgia Bulldogs are signing a top class.

Eileen

February 2nd, 2011
12:10 pm

I soon as I saw the size of the crowd, I predicted what was going to happen on the ice. Yeah it is not easy to be motivated by so few in the stands, but how sad that a playoff spot isn’t motivation enough. Bryan Little needs to be added to the “few” who work hard all night. Toby is the glue that helped put Buff in the all star game. He said as much on the red carpet. Kudos to the Islanders. They played hard the most of the game. Perhaps the Thrashers could take a lesson from them. It is a sad state of affairs when you have players running to the coach calling out others who aren’t working hard.
Rawhide, I saw you at the game sitting next to a very attractive lady. Glad to know it was Trixie!

World Be Free

February 2nd, 2011
12:14 pm

Looks like everyone in the room is in a good mood today.

LAC-there hasn’t bee a forecheck for the last 6 weeks. It started in the St. Louis game and hasn’t been fixed ever since.

HIT SOMEBODY!

Short Timer

February 2nd, 2011
12:14 pm

Watching a game like last night is going to make it really easy to trade in the blue and yellow for the black and red of Carolina. Onward to Raleigh baby, this is the one Atlanta franchise that I won’t be missing.

Joe Friday

February 2nd, 2011
12:28 pm

“JF – see? Even the opponents agree…Toby is the key to this team. And to say that his departure from the line up does not negatively affect this teams ability to break out of their own zone is just wrong.”

You got to be kidding me. Okay, Einstein, riddle me this: Was Enstrom out for the past 11 games that Tampa Bay has beat us in a row?

Of course not, he did miss the last one they had their way with us, but he’s been there for all of the 10 previous games they had their way with us when we couldn’t break out against their trap.

It’s the system. Every single team that plays that system against us, dominates us. And until coach figures out how to break it, they’ll continue to dominate us as that system has for years, even when the glue comes back.

ASG

February 2nd, 2011
12:29 pm

We make so much money off of all the events we hold at Philips Arena that we don’t care about the Thrashers or Hawks too much. Especially not the Thrashers – we got them basically for free when we bought in. Philips was the 4th busiest venue in the US last year and the 13th busiest in the world. $$$$ that we keep to ourselves and do not spend on the Thrashers.

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February 2nd, 2011
12:30 pm

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moriler

February 2nd, 2011
12:30 pm

JF: Tampa has twice the talent we do, which is a large reason why they have beaten us 10 games in a row.

Joe Friday

February 2nd, 2011
12:43 pm

“Tampa has twice the talent we do, which is a large reason why they have beaten us 10 games in a row.”

It’s 11 games in a row and Tampa finished below us last year and turned over their roster this past summer. We always get dominated by forechecking teams who rely on the neutral zone trap to create offense going the other way (remember that Boston game that was 4-0 in our house when we thought we were getting back into the playoff hunt last spring?).

Remember not being able to get the puck out against Florida earlier this year? They’ve given us fits as well except for that miraculous last minute comeback against them with 2 goals potted with our goalie pulled.

There’s a common theme here and it’s not spelled T.O.B.Y, it’s spelled S.Y.S.T.E.M.

World Be Free

February 2nd, 2011
12:43 pm

We all need to ignore The Weasel. Don’t feed The Weasel.

Joe Friday

February 2nd, 2011
12:44 pm

Trixie, clean up in aisle 69 . . .

Stan Drulia

February 2nd, 2011
12:48 pm

I was at the game last night. I have seen the Thrashers play a great deal of bad games over the last 10 years…. for some reason this one was really hard to swallow. There seems to be an impending sense of doom not just in the stands but on the ice. The ownership has proven so bad that now it is just impossible to ignore them. I love the Thrashers and will support them til the bitter end… but right now I am totally afraid that it may closer than we think. If Duds doesn’t move a couple of players and get some talent here NOW… like in the NEXT TWO WEEKS… our playoff hopes are all over.

I vote that if anything happens to our team and for some reason we no longer have them… Sage is held responsible by all on this blog. You are the biggest downer – every day without fail – unless we win a game that is… and I am totally tired of your repeating the same thing over and over again. F you Sage. Go crawl back under the rock you came out from under.

moriler

February 2nd, 2011
12:49 pm

He’s an auditor. It’s his job to try to make people miserable.

R. Stroz

February 2nd, 2011
12:59 pm

For those of you who wondered why Lehtonen had a drinking issue while he played for the Thrashers, you need look no further than Pavelec’s comments after the game.

Lets hope Pavelec can handle the situation better than Kari did.

One-time Auditor

February 2nd, 2011
12:59 pm

Auditors generally offer up viable solutions after assessing the issues of an operation. At least the internal kind. Then again, outside auditors are generally just looking for anything they can find and excuses to jack up their fees for the time it takes to find them.

Sage of Bluesland

February 2nd, 2011
1:06 pm

…A wise fraud-auditor once told me long ago: We’re not happy until you’re not happy.

Stan’s reaction is hilarious, really. If anything, I’ve TRIED to save yourselves from embarrassment–countless times, too. I see that I’ve failed–in that regard. Rather, you have failed to see the obvious. Don’t blame the messenger….even if it interferes with your dweams.

But, it DOES make me laugh….(i.e. I’m ‘happy’ in that)…It also makes me laugh to see that some blunt tools believe I am somehow ‘responsible’ for pitiful ownership and countless unwise decisions made by pathetic management since day-one of this abomination of a franchise.

OK. That makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?

Don’t worry, though, the Crusade will continue…

Hockey Biltong

February 2nd, 2011
1:08 pm

Stuart Smalley

February 2nd, 2011
1:08 pm

Now now, you swell fellas need to stop letting one person effect your outlook so much. Man up, Sallys, and get some conviction in your beliefs, how can you let one person you don’t even know effect you so deeply? Now look in your mirror and repeat after me:

I deserve good things. I am entitled to my share of happiness. I refuse to beat myself up. I am an attractive person. I am fun to be with. My hockey team isn’t moving. Things will be swell again when Toby gets back.

BG33Brown

February 2nd, 2011
1:09 pm

If we are talking about accountability where is the captain? Where are his quotes?

Since before the season I thought Ladd should be the captain of this team HOWEVER, I think he has become part of the problem. I know he has been fighting some injuries BUT he is one of those guys not doing the right thing. He fails to get pucks deep, he “eager’s” the puck out of our end.

Overall, if we are going to get out of this. He is the one who has to pull us out.

Hockey Biltong

February 2nd, 2011
1:09 pm

Cliff Fletcher

February 2nd, 2011
1:10 pm

Sage only comes out after a loss, any loss, he never responds after a win. So I guess we really don’t have to go too much farther in defining his character or lack thereof. HE’s a friggin’ bean counter probably never played a DAY of sports in his life.

Get a life and real job Sage cuz you are a loser.

LAC

February 2nd, 2011
1:13 pm

I agree 110% WBF, it ALL started with the St.Louis home game. The team has sputtered ever since. It seems, we play a standard type game and never deviates from it and the other teams know how to play against it. But last night was AWFUL !

LAC

February 2nd, 2011
1:15 pm

Stupid comments by cliff fletcher, NOT THE REAL ONE for sure, he would see the problem and fix it
and NOT by petty little name calling, The Real Cliff is a WINNER, the blogger cliff is a STUPID IDIOT !!!

Black Kettle

February 2nd, 2011
1:50 pm

Did the pot just call me??

Kovy's Agent

February 2nd, 2011
1:54 pm

Country Club. That’s what this franchise is, a country club. It’s where washed-up vets go to collect an NHL paycheck for another year or two without having any real expectations placed on them nor any need to try too hard. It’s where young, talented draft picks bide their time until they can get the hell out and it’s were the unlucky vet, in the prime of his career, gets traded and quickly realizes he can go through the motions without any real accountability until he too can get the hell out. It’s what long-suffering fans have watched year-after-year-after-year. Nothing ever much changes on the ice except for the names and the numbers.

Red Light

February 2nd, 2011
1:54 pm

Kudos to Joe McGrath for this comment…

“ZB is a sheep who needs to spend the rest of the year in Wolves clothing.”

Red Light

February 2nd, 2011
1:56 pm

And yet, Kovy’s agent, you correctly described last night’s opponent as well.