Sorry for the late post, but folks keep committing crimes in my county. You'd think they would have learned by now.
There was much to inspire optimism in the prospect game last night at the Ice Forum. First and foremost, it was a sell-out, and the young'uns played to a packed house. DW, Coach Anderson and crew watched from elevated positions while us ruffians filled the bleachers and pressed our noses to the glass. It was great to see such an outpouring of support for the team.
Evander Kane and his father (or so Rawhide told me that's who the gentleman next to Evander was) watched from the far corner behind the glass. Understandably, this lead to rampant speculation that Kane is no longer considered a prospect and will is already expected to suit up in Atlanta on October 3. That speculation looks a little more solid today with the news that Zherdev has signed in Russia.
As you've probably heard by now, "Scorin' Morin" (thanks to the young boy next to me for coining that name) potted two goals, had some dandy passes, and was even blocking shots last night. Not bad for a guy whose biggest knock prior to the draft was his work ethic. Kozek and Drew Paris also impressed with their efforts, while O'Dell and Postma left me underwhelmed- but it was only one game. Postma, to his credit, was named captain of the prospect squad so it appears that the coaching staff see something in him to which they want the other players to aspire.
I've been working on a report on depth in the Thrashers lineup that will hopefully grace your computer screen sometime later this week or over the weekend.
Stay tuned for more. For the Chronicle, I'm Razor Catch Prey.