Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thrashers Unleash 2010-11 Schedule, Ruin One's Travel Plans

The Thrashers have released their schedule for 2010-11 après Jesus. Hooray!

Looks like we're renewing the timeless tradition of opening at home against the Washington Capitals. And then the team plays in Tampa Bay. Then they jet off for a three-city (well, two, really) voyage of discovery in California.

"Oh, awesome," you might think, "an opportunity to go on my long-planned, forever-postponed hockey road trip in California, with detours into Venice Beach bookshops and Paso Robles wineries and visits with regal elephant seals at Monterey!"

It seems that way at first, but then you notice the confoundedest thing: the Thrashers play the Kings on October 12th and the Ducks on October 15. "More time to spend in the L.A. area," one thinks.

But wait. The Thrashers then play the Sharks on October 16. Hardly any time for a leisurely drive up Highway 1!

Unless, of course, you skip the Ducks game. Go see them play the Kings, hang out in L.A. for a bit, then head up the coast to San Jose. Four days is enough time to see some elephant seals.

Thank you for reading this week's edition of TBC Travel Planner, and you're welcome.


j_barty_party said...

NHL schedule makers are a bunch of sheep fuckers!! I hate them.

Why can't we go to EDM and VAN in October and Cali in the dead of winter of Feb? Shit balls and all that. And another hockey cock-tease with a home opener followed by 4 road games in 2 weeks? And I'm sure SportSouth will gang up and butt rape us out of any TV for the first road-trip.

I hate hockey.

Mortimer Peacock said...

I like this ferocity, Mr. Speaker.

Yeah, it is a horrible schedule in a lot of ways.

Keep phuquin' that sheep, NHL schedule-makers.

j_barty_party said...

U LOVE IT when I talk dirty!!

You know me, I got hockey tourret's! I should save my rancor for the ASG I suppose since they are the ones who are too scared to sked hockey in October!!

Cheese dick mutha suckas!!

h said...

On the bright side, there are 13 Friday night games and only 3-4 home games on Monday or Tuesday.

Mortimer Peacock said...

We like Friday nights. 13 of them should be a fine thing.

Razor Catch Prey said...

Morty, let's saddle up and ride with Ten Gallon's posse to Chicago for the battle between the Blackhawk tribe indians and the Oil barrons from Edmonton, then swing through St. Louis for Blues/Thrashers (can't seem to make that into a western analogy) on the way back. Halloween weekend.

j_barty_party said...

Razor - those tkts for CHI will be muy expensivo!! But I know K-belle would love the idea! And she knows St Louis, sort of.

Mutton Sourdough said...

SWEET. With that many FRY-dee games I might can make it to one or two. Fingers crossed