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!