Whew. Just now caught my breath. What a game. I love it when the Czar gets on one of his rolls, don't you? Five points ties a career high for our boy who as Jeff Dultz once put it, "has one skate out the door". Thank you again for your expertise Jeff, don't know what we would do without you.
I'd like to echo Morty's thoughts below that it was the most exciting game of the year. Great crowd too. I was surprised so many people were there last night. Could it be that some of the fans are slowly coming back with the good month we had? Or could it be the fact that we had been on a long road trip, not many home games recently, and it was a rainy Saturday in Atlanta? Perhaps some combination of the two I say. Regardless, it was good to see some of you there. Don't worry, we've been holding down the fort in your absence. Come back soon (Tuesday).
Speaking of Tuesday, it very well could be the last game for some important Thrashers over the years. Mainly, Mr. Havelid. Craig Custance is reporting there is much interest around the league in Havelid, mainly Detroit. In the report he also states the Thrashers are unlikely to move a goalie until the summer. I'd say he has the inside track on this knowledge, so perhaps we shouldn't expect a blockbuster on Wednesday. Nice work as always Craig. We hope your move goes well. Big Shooter's prediction is that Havelid (Red Wings), Reasoner (Oilers), and Perrin (Who really cares?) all get moved. I think Army will stay put. Maybe X will go... who knows. All I know is I love it! The Chronicle boys all plan to be at my house Wed for the deadline. I'm taking off work, and the other three are taking off whatever it is they do these days in order to watch all the news. Some say we really need to get lives, but I just don't see it.
Surprise, surprise, surprise. Don Cherry is on Crosby's side in this little feud with Ovie: