Sunday, November 30, 2008

Who Gets the Axe?


Don’t hold on too tightly to your Thrashers roster. By the time the team returns to Philips Arena next week, it could be obsolete.

Thrashers coach John Anderson has had it with losing and has had it with some of his players.

“We’re going to look at the whole situation, look at what we have, what we have in the minors and figure out what steps need to be taken,” Anderson said Sunday after the Thrashers’ sixth loss in their last seven games, 4-2 to the St. Louis Blues.

Ooooh, sexy. In other words: The problem is not the coach and his system; the problem is the players. Some of them, anyway. It's obvious who executes and who achieves on this team, or at least tries to: the Kozlov-White-Little three-headed beast, Ron Hainsey, the Swedish Defensemen, the Czar (yeah yeah I know he isn't scoring enough, but the man is a factory that manufactures excellent, creative passes that his talentless line-mates can't complete), the Party Line, and that Pavelec fella. Schneider has loads of talent but doesn't always seem interested; players like Exelby and Slater try hard but don't have a ton of talent.

What to do?

I can't imagine we'd miss much by replacing supposed tough guy Eric Boulton with that other one.

And Kovalchuk's line-mates are hopeless.

Worst of all, the people that own the Thrashers are disgusting non-fans and the GM is clueless. I don't see the Thrashers being moved out of Atlanta. I see them staying in Atlanta and staying bad, forever.

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