Thursday, July 17, 2008

Marty Reasoner Signs With Atlanta

I'm appalled that no one has posted this on the Chronicle yet, but the Thrashers have signed ex-Oil dude Marty Reasoner. Basically, he adds depth: he'll be a good 3rd or 4th line center and he's a good defensive player. If the comments at TSN are any indication, Oilers fans are sad to see him go.

The way I see it, we now have four official centers (Erik Christensen, Bryan Little, Todd White, and Marty Reasoner), two potential centers ready to go if needed (Eric Perrin and Jason Williams), and one in the system (Angelo Esposito). Not bad, really.

CORRECTION: Jimmy Slater exists and is also a center.


Big Shooter said...

Don't forget about Slater.

And not all Oilers fans are sad to see him go. This one is very excited!!

And by the way, I was unable to post due to my job. I asked Msr. Catalogues to post and he declined, saying he likes to read what everyone else writes, not post.

No wonder we put him on waivers!!!

Mortimer Peacock said...

I hear that a Florida Panthers blog might be interested in him.

Razor Catch Prey said...

I like the addition. Some more "numbers" oriented folks will probably flame DW for adding a guy who has never scored 40 points in a season, but Reasoner is a solid player with good intangibles. He makes his linemates better, and that's what we need.

In addition, he comes to Atlanta from a great hockey city and a great franchise, and will be a positive influence.

Also, I heard that Msr. Catalogues was being pressured to waive his no trade clause because he stands to be picked up on waivers by a Tampa blog.