The next time you start feeling bad about the Thrashers situation, please consider this:
At least your team is not the Tampa Bay Lightning. Our owners have many, well advertised, faults. Thank goodness that this is not one of them:
"One point of contention between the two has been general manager Brian Lawton. Last season, a source told ESPN.com, both owners were cutting deals with agents on July 1 at the same time Lawton was also attempting to sign players. Koules has since realized that Lawton must be allowed to run the hockey department, but not Barrie, a source said. Part of the reason for the meeting with Bettman is that Lawton and Koules fear Barrie may try to sign his own players next week."
Just when you thought things couldn't get more silly down in Tampa, they manage to surprise us again.
On a different note, I can't wait for the Draft! Also, we more than likely will find out which goalie is going to be moved. My money is on Pavs. Your Chronicle staffers will be with Rawhide at TJ's for the draft. Over the years I've found the official draft party to be mainly for the autograph seekers (which I am not). Hey, whatever floats your boat. Go to the official party, come join us at TJ's, or watch from home. The next two weeks are gonna be a blast.