Atlanta's New Minor League Team
As you can see, when it comes to knowledgeable hockey news in Atlanta, there is a void, and if there is one thing I enjoy, it's filling voids. So with the Thrashers are off to a typical 0-2 start, and probably on the way to a 0 for October start, I am here to divert your attention away from all that for just a while. People want to know when I am going to post another pod-cast, but it is hard to put together 3 minutes of conversation about this team. I guess I could run down the roster for you.
#9. Pascal Dupuis- I used to pronounce his name like it is spelled. Harry Pohl corrected me, and now I love saying, "Du-pwweeeeeee!"
#10. Brian Little- Should be centering the 1st line, but the Thrashers are paying Toad White too much to play on the 2nd line.
#11. Eric Perrin- See #7.
#12. Toad White- I know it's only been 2 games, but why not just set a pile of money on fire? This guy should be centering the third line.
#13. Slobber Kozlov- He sounds like Borat when he talks. I like!!!
#16. Bobby Holik- He talks a good game, if you understand Czech. Went 130 consecutive games as a Thrasher putting out a half-assed effort. Could be a decent third line center.
#17. Ilya Kovalchuk- Enjoy him while he's here.
#18. Marian Hossa- Smart move not signing him to a contract extension, the Thrashers can't afford to keep him when they enter their rebuilding year of 2008-09.
#20. Steve Rucchin- Yes, he is still collecting a paycheck. They need to put him out on the ice and put the Thrashers out of their misery.
#21. Brent Sterling- He has not played much yet. Don't get me wrong, he'd skated for 13+ minutes in game one and 14+ minutes in game two. He just hasn't PLAYED much.
#23. Jim Slater- I thought they got rid of Derrick McKenzie??
#27. Chris Thornburn- Had 5 points for the Penguins last season. Added depth at our third line center position.
#29. Brad Larsen- As long as Bob Hartley has a job, so will this jug headed 4th liner.
#36. Eric Boulton- The team enforcer would probably be a better fighter if he kept his left up and didn't lead with his face.
#2. Granite Exelby- The Fred Flintstone of the NHL.
#5. Steve McCarthy- Reminds me of Charlie McCarthy on the blueline.
#7. Mark Popovic- Never heard of him.
#22. Ken Klee's nuthin' but a mother flippin' pylon.
#28. Niclas Havelid- Did you know he won a gold medal? The Thrashers' only decent defenseman averages 48 minutes a game.
#39. Tobais Enstrom- Nothing says FEARSOME like a 5'7" defenseman. The website has him listed at 5'10", but they must use the same measuring tape that Harry Pohl uses on his dong.
#77. Alexei Zhitnik- His name sounds like something you'd yell if you were on fire. He makes me miss Braylon Colburn.
#1. Johan Hedberg- Moose has done well backing up Kari Lehtonen, but there are hockey fans in Atlanta who believe the fans are booing him.
#32. Karl Lehtonen- He is a friend of the blog. Reads it often, and is even letting Turner Brown design and paint his new goalie helmet. They have decided on a Transformers motif. I suggested Hello Kitty, but rumor has it that Karl doesn't like pussy.