Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

Right now, things are grim. There is a serious lack of hope for the Thrashers right now. Sadly too many fans have seen this situation too many times over too many seasons. Personally, I think it's just time to move the young guys up and start moving the older ones.

Mind you, I like Schneider. I do, but maybe it's just time to send him away for something. This will definitely happen, probably at the deadline. EC needs to go, but I don't know who would want him. Thorburn hasn't done really anything. Slater is never going to be more than what he is.

I like seeing the Wolves come up because even if they are losing up here, they are working hard and want to be here. I would love to see Kulda up here; we need a solid stay-at-home defenseman. Maybe Stuart should come back up to create some new energy. Maybe it's time to get some of JA's old guys from the AHL. They understand him and listen. I'm not saying they're going to start winning, but it'll be something different. We just don't need "passengers," as X said.

In terms of the staff, I would hope for some revamping. The coaching staff is solid, and they are the right guys. I think we need new scouts and a new GM. It's just been too long for DW. I defended the guy, but something needs to happen. The greatest gift that could come to this team would be if someone like Arthur Blank took over ownership. Hell, maybe he can take over. Look at how the Falcons are doing. We don't need a group of people making decisions for this team. We need one person, with money, in charge. Ted Turner was that way with the Braves, and we all remember those wonderful days.

This team needs something. We (the fans) need something. This city needs something. Apparently the Hawks are good this year; good for the Spirit on that one. Why can't they fix us? They have created a stagnant franchise that is losing all the talent it ever had. Will Kovy be the last one from that generation to go? Or will something happen, whether players get dropped, scouts get hired, the GM's office changes, and the owners work out their issues and allow both of their teams to flourish, finally?


Mortimer Peacock said...

I would love it if some eccentric billionaire bought the Thrashers. Most occasionally successful sports teams are run by rich individuals with quirks and idiosyncrasies, like Ted Turner or Arthur Blank or even that Mark Cuban guy.

Corporate and group ownership is just revolting.

FrenchCatalogues said...

Look at New York, Boston, Edmonton, and Detroit. There is one man at the head of the them. San Jose has a group, but we aren't San Jose.

Mortimer Peacock said...

San Jose is also an exceedingly well-run organization that treats its players and their families like kings and queens. Not sure what came first, the well-run organization or the Sharks' years of greatness, but for some reason great players are going there and intending to stay there.