Saturday, December 18, 2010

First Place in the Southeast; Second in the Eastern Conference

With the 7-1 drubbing of the Devils and a Washington loss to Boston in the books, the Atlanta Thrashers have moved into first place in the Southeast Division and second place in the Eastern Conference.

Ilya Kovalchuk (who has fewer hat tricks this season than Eric Boulton OR Anthony Stewart) and his New Jersey Devils are now 18 points out of a playoff spot while the Atlanta Thrashers sit in the second slot in the East, seven points ahead of the 9th place team.

If the playoffs were to start on December 19th, the Thrashers would be playing the Washington Capitals in the first round - with home ice advantage.

As GPY said to me at one point in during tonight's game, "who would have thought that Byfuglien would be an upgrade from Kovalchuk?"

Who indeed?

On another note, I believe I have uncovered a sinister plot. I believe that Big Shooter is not who "he" has claimed to be. Instead of the jovial lad in the Blueland Chronicle Balcony, I believe the true author of Big Shooter's posts is indeed Kirstie of the Blue Crew.

Want proof? Here you go:

Big Shooter

(Move the S to the end and...)

Big hooterS

I rest my case.


Anonymous said...

Them thangs are some dastardly hoots!!

GoPuckYourself said...

Alas, I was sitting in church this morning, thinking to myself "Thank Heavens, I was NOT roofied last night...that DID actually happen." Boults, Thornburn, and the Sherrif not backing down, oh my!

What an epic evening in Blueland. However, it would also appear that in the midst of our Extremely Gay Saturday in Blueland, we all missed that Bergy's officially on the trading block.

From LeBrun--"Atlanta recently sent a memo to other teams saying to give it a call if they wanted a forward. I was told Saturday that Niclas Bergfors is the guy the Thrashers would really like to move. He was part of the Ilya Kovalchuk deal last February but has fallen out of favor."

Perhaps the reason for Eager & Bergy being left out could be an impending transaction? Perhaps Milk Duds would like to give us all another talented forward for x-mas?

One can only speculate.

You may now get back to your Sunday. Viva Le Thrash!