Sunday, February 14, 2010
Your Official Thrashers-Celebrating Patriotic Valentine's Day Olympic Post
(because nothing says, simultaneously, "U-S-A! U-S-A!" and "Hooray Thrashers!" and "Happy Valentine's Day" like Liz Phair)
My. Even though we didn't triumph in the end last night, it seems more and more possible each game that the Thrashers have a good thing going on. Antropov has been stunning since the Kovalchuk trade, Bergfors is producing like mad (including a game-winner here and a game-winner there for good measure), and this Kulda fellow looks impressive. I know, I know, he's only played in a few games...but, but, maybe...
Just before the Olympic break, which is right now, the Thrashers are in a decent position, and upon their return they could break into playoff position and stay there for a while...perhaps until the actual playoffs?
Who knows? Que sera sera, what will be will be, the future's not ours to see CAN WE PLEASE MAKE THE PLAYOFFS? WE'VE GOT THE SWEDES AND STUFF. Know hope, I guess. Cautious hope.
Now then. The Winter Olympics are upon us, and that means international ice hockey warfare. With that in mind, your Chronicle will be recasting itself as the Red, White, and Blueland Chronicle for the duration of the Olympic break. Starting tomorrow we temporarily adjust our color scheme to express both patriotic fervor and the wish for Parise, Ryan, Stastny, Kesler, and Miller (and the rest, of course) to make Don Cherry spontaneously combust. In the spirit of gentlemanly competition, that is. That's the only way to make someone spontaneously combust, if you ask me.
We'll cover anything involving Thrashers players, of course, and we'll talk about all the more interesting games and happenings, but the primary focus here shall be the US Americans. Why America? Because Ryan Miller invented it, that's why.
So, anyway, yeah, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, KIDS! This is one of those important candy holidays, isn't it?
P.S. Hey how about that Jimmy Slater?