Monday, November 1, 2010


The Thrashers have played impressively of late. The Thrashers have played disappointingly of late. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

The game against Buffalo on Friday was the first game of the season I've been able to get super-enthusiastic about. Good times, wild and exciting finish.

Didn't get to see the game against St. Louis, but it seemed like a stellar effort that wound up becoming a bucket-on-foot effort. None of which is new in Thrashers history.

MEANWHILE Bryan Little is out, due to a stick-meets-face incident on Friday. So, um, yeah. The important topic for today is "Bryan Little: when will he come back?" So many possibilities...


Razor Catch Prey said...

I missed the first period on Saturday night, but the scoreboard tells me that the Thrashers dominated as much or more in that period than they did in the second, which is saying a lot. The Thrashers really controlled play in the second and first half of the third the other night. Pavelec looked good.

Early in the third the St. Louis announcers stated that a shot on goal by the Blues was their first in 16 minutes.

Then Atlanta went into "prevent defense."

We have seen how that works over the years. One very bad goal was followed by one very lucky goal and the game was tied.

Overtime was pretty even keeled, but the Thrashers were outclassed in the shootout.

The thing that struck me most on Saturday night, however, was what a full blown homer Darren Pang is on the St. Louis broadcasts. Ben Eager got crosschecked down to his knees, then the guy who did it stepped on Eager's stick and Panger couldn't get over the fact that they didn't call tripping on Atlanta.

j_barty_party said...

Razor - indeed. Other than his praise of Burmistrov, Panger was a full-on, unabashed whining cry-baby aside from being a homer, which is expected to some extent when doing the local broadcast. It was a bit nauseating to say the least. The Blues were hardly getting "hosed" by the refs as all the penalties they committed were pretty obvious (well at least the ones I saw after the 1st period). There was prolly one or two that could have gone against ATL, but their first goal could have been deemed goalie interference. Waaah.