Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Game Day: Predators
The Thrashers play the second of a home and home with the Predators tonight at Philips Arena.
According to the official website, the roster will feature mostly players who are a lock to make the NHL squad, plus a few scrappers hoping to break in:
With Jimmy Slater and Patrice Cormier still on the sidelines, I expect Petterson, Dawes, and Stewart to be wearing the blue on October 8th. Once Jimmy and Cormier come back, Dawes and probably Stewart will make their way to either the press box or to the AHL.
Kulda and Meyer are fighting for the honor of eating free popcorn in the press box while watching Buff, Bogo, Toby, Oduya, Hainsey, and Sopel man the blueline. While I think Kulda is a better player, I would prefer to have him racking up ice time in Chicago than sitting idle in the rafters of Philips.
Boris is still here, but will be sitting this game out. I am not sure that any of us who watched him earlier in the preseason really need to take another look before sending him packing.