Still not sure what to make of this Nigel Dawes. Your editor has always been intrigued by Dawes, and even wondered a few days ago whether or not we should sign him, but he sadly doesn't have the ability to settle questions like "Will this fellow be GOOD, in the future?"
Whatever happens this season---and your Chronicle is not at all convinced that Dudley is the Great Leap Forward we've been craving (that doesn't mean we believe the opposite either!)---the Thrashers give us a great kick. So, hats off to this comical hockey team. Looking forward to the season. Take it away, Mr. Chairman: