Thursday, October 8, 2009
GAME DAY: St. Louis Blues
The Thrashers are in the wild and woolly city of St. Louis tonight. Their purpose? To inflict a defeat on the St. Louis Blues and get themselves a winning streak.
The Blues are on an impressive winning streak of their own: surely you know all about how they beat the Red Wings, twice, in Sweden (land of the Lidstroms and most of Detroit's team). The Blues are a much better team than the Tampa Bay Lightning, so tonight's game might be a bit more difficult than the opener. They have a sterling defense that can certainly slow down the Thrashers forwards. And it's their home opener, so the team and their fans will be quite pumped up, etc. And, in the interest of full disclosure, I should admit that I have both Brad Boyes and Keith Tkachuk on my fantasy team.
Can it be done?
We think so. Mainly because John Anderson has done what we've long wanted him to do, and made our forward line-up into this:
One of the Greek Gods will sit, making our fourth line forever the Party Line. This holds promise.
And now for some St. Louis blues, the middle way between the Delta and Chicago: