Before tonight's victory, I was sitting in the CNN Center, as is my custom, with the rest of the Blueland Chronicle staff. As is our custom, we were drinking and conversing.
At some point Monsieur Catalogues said something about how he'd like a Russian oligarch billionaire like Roman Abramovich to buy the Thrashers. We've talked about this several times before, including a few times on this blog.
An appealing fantasy, perhaps. But maybe a soon-to-be reality, given the following late night Tweets from Puck Daddy's Dmitry Chesnokov:
Atlanta's owner Seydel 2 SovSport: I think there's a good possibility we can keep players in ATL.Done it w/Hawks, b able 2 do it w/Thrashers
Thrashers' owner Seydel 2 SovSport: "Chasing the Stanley cup doesn’t work, being loyal to your team is the better route to go."
Seydel: "I think it would be a benefit if it was a RUS investor. It would 2 fantastic if I was a RUS player & I had a RUS owner on the team"
Just read an interview w/one of Thrashers owners that will be published in SovSport. Could it be ATL will be the 1st team w/Rus owner?
Ummm what dude? Does this mean the Thrashers will soon be owned, or at least invested in, by some very rich Russian?
The team might need this.