Thursday, March 11, 2010

We All Live in a Metal Cage. GAME DAY: Columbus Blue Jackets



So what's going on in the world of the Thrashers today? Playing the Hockey? Probably.

After checking my Hockey Atlas, I can confirm that the Thrashers are in Ohio, just cold getting ready to play the comical Columbus Blue Jackets. Chris Chelios has joined them there, and according to Chris Vivlamore:

Chris Chelios has taken to the ice for his first practice as an Atlanta Thrasher. He will be the second oldest player to appear in an NHL game, second only to Gordie Howe, when he plays tonight at age 48.

Eight Thrashers were not born when Chelios made his NHL debut. They are – Ondrej Pavelec, Zach Bogosian, Boris Valabik, Evander Kane, Bryan Little, Niclas Bergfors, Tobias Enstrom and Clarke MacArthur.


Ha! Neither was your TBC editor.

I would say the Thrashers have a good opportunity to get two whole points tonight, especially with Rick Nash out, but that would be self-incinerating hubris. Especially because the BJ's always seem to beat us. But you never know, comrades, you never know...

Despite my recent bitching, I don't think the Thrashers are out of it just yet. If we win tonight, we can hop to 9th place. Tomorrow's game against the Rangers, needless to say, is a must-win. But first we have to remind the BJ's that they suck.

God, that was terrible. I accept your death sentence for crimes against humor. It's very tempting to make jokes about the Blue Jackets' initials, but really, what is there to say?

"Uh, your name reminds me of oral sex. THAT'S LAME, right?"

Also: Per Kamal, Reasoner and Artyukhin are out. Kozlov and Boutlon are in. Moose in goal. Fancy that!

12 comments:

GoPuckYourself said...

Hopefully Chelios will be wearing a Life Alert under his jersey for when he falls and can't get up midway through the 2nd period.

Mr. Speaker said...

More dumb moves by our increasingly desperate coach.

I guess I can understand the reasoning behind starting Moose even though he flat-out cold owns the Rangers: we need to win NOW. But if we can't count on Pavs tonite, then we shouldn't count on him tomorrow right? I guess a rested Pavs is better than an old Moose on back to back nights?

But why is Arty out of the lineup and White stays in? With Kozlov too?! Does this make any sense? White is doing nothing for us. At least there is a small speck of hope that Kozzy can help our foundering power play. But why on God's green earth do you play BOTH White and Kozlov!? God help us if they end up on the same line.

As for Marty, I hear he's banged up...not surprising. But just when you thought our PK couldn't get any worse! Jeez, all this negativity is making me sad. No more hockey till at least 10 pm when I watch the game on replay.

How do y'all feel about the D-pairings among other things?

Big Shooter said...

Probably the best 6 D we have ever had. I have no problems having a 48 year old on the team as long as he is Chris Chelios. Should be interesting to watch...

Mr. Speaker said...

Does anyone think JA was reluctant to take on Chelios? Just reading between the lines, but I'm wondering if JA thinks Cheli might be a liability with Bogo and thus paired him with Oduya. Probably going too deep, but he did say he wanted more offense and thus put Toby back with Zach. Hopefully not at the expense of defense!

Mortimer Peacock said...

I don't have a problem with the D pairings. I think Cheli-Oduya is a pretty good bottom pairing. And I'm actually looking forward to seeing Enstrom and Bogosian together again.

This Chelios business is going to be stone cold insane.

Big Shooter said...

Yes, but in the words of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" are they a good power bottom pairing?

Mr. Speaker said...

Sho'nuff!! I like it from the standpoint of having balanced pairings with a lefty and righty shot on each pair. Plus, you've got a physical player with each finesse player. Could work well if Bogo doesn't take too many unnecessary risks.

I am very exciting.

Mortimer Peacock said...

POWER BOTTOM.

Day man (day man) AHHH AHHHHH
fighter of the night man AHHH AHHH
champion of the sun
master of karate (and friendship!) for everyone...

Mr. Speaker said...

Y'all so crazy...and deranged!

FrenchCatalogues said...

Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life

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Mutton Sourdough said...

You fellers remember that twitter post from a ways back that said something like the BJ's bring up Clitsome for some action vs (whoever) tonight? It was filed under the "Headlines that write themselves" category, and rightly so.