Monday, June 28, 2010

How Are The Thrashers Handling Their RFAs These Days?

Well, by extending qualifying offers to the ones that are good or useful or might have a future in the NHL (7 of them), and allowing the others (4) to continue their minor league careers as UFAs. As has been mankind's custom since the infamous Hockey Rink Oath of 1789.

The Lucky Seven:
Niclas Bergfors
Bryan Little
Ben Eager
Clarke MacArthur
Ondrej Pavelec
Peter Mannino
Anthony Stewart

The Four of Sadness:
Chad Denny
Rylan Kaip
Scott Lehman
Matt Siddall

And now we must pretend that all of this is surprising/interesting.

Also: We're sure money is involved!


Mutton Sourdough said...

Actually, I'm a little surprised C-Mac was given an offer. Not terribly surprised, but a little. I figured he won't be the top 6 winger we seek and the 3rd and 4th lines look pretty full now, as always, so I'm wondering where he fits in.

I could be wrong about him though, and it'd be pretty awesome if he goes out and bags 20 some-odd goals and a bag of wine this year.

Mortimer Peacock said...

Actually, to be honest, the MacArthur thing surprised me a little as well. I suppose he'll "compete for a spot" and all that.

Plan B if Klingberg isn't ready or willing, I reckon. Perhaps. I hope to goodness they don't expect him to become a top six forward.

Big Shooter said...

I can't stop singing the Craig Ferguson Tweets and E-mails jingle. All of them.

Help me.

Big Shooter said...

TWITTER! Tweets will set you free, Triceratops.

(Cowboy) Hey what's the deal with all the tweets? We stay in touch, but we neyver meet.


GoPuckYourself said...

Really hoping that Ol' Duds has another trade in order. With Mad Max going to Russia apparently, that leaves a gaping hole in our line-up for a goal scorer. With the guys we have on our team right now, it seems like we've become the Predators with less talented goaltending, defense, and scoring capabilities.

Course I could be wrong. Clarke MacArthur could score 25 and carry us to the playoffs. But I doubt that.

Mutton Sourdough said...

If MacArthur bags 25 goals that'd put him near the team lead...

I propose that if he does that we petition the team to have have a fan giveaway of, instead of mullet wigs, big motherfuckin' fro's. All in favor?