Thursday, September 17, 2009
Hockey News Puts Thrashers at 14th
14. Atlanta. Despite all the bluster about Ilya Kovalchuk signing a contract extension with Atlanta, it hasn’t happened yet. And that’s because the Russian superstar has seen this organization stink for too long to take management at its word that things will be different this year. This situation has Jay-Bouwmeester-playing-out-the-string-in-Florida written all over it. Enjoy Kovy while you can, Thrasher fans.
Nothing new or interesting, especially coming from the Hockey News. I think they really have it out for the Thrashers. My favorite part is the "Enjoy Kovy while you can, Thrasher fans." I found this prediction funny, honestly, because it has so little merit: he, like most hockey writers, doesn't read Kovy's comments or DW's. Whatever. But that last statement just makes him come off as a big prick nonetheless.
Also: I found it funny that he said Washington plays in the weakest division despite him putting three SE Division teams in the playoffs. Hmm....
Oh well, this guy probably calls European players "enigmatic" when trying to describe them.
MORTIMER PEACOCK ADDS: I'm sorry, I can't help myself. This guy is pretty feeble even by the standards of the Hockey News. You have to love how he simply translates everything into terms he already understands. A Canuckle-dragging space-filler at THN can't wrap his snowbilly head around the idea of Kovalchuk re-signing, so he just types "UHHHH BOUWMEESTER."