Category Archives: Atlanta Thrashers

Bettman’s Southern Chickens, Coming Home To Roost

I want hockey, at its highest level, hosted only where it is loved — not where it’s the whim marketing experiment of an expansion-impulsive commissioner, but rather where it’s loved. It has to be this way, because hockey will ever … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Gary Bettman, Morning cup-a-joe, Much-needed relocation, Southeast Division, Washington the hockey town, Winnipeg Jets | 20 Comments

The First Shoe Has Fallen

An agreement to sell the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers to a Winnipeg group which plans to relocate the franchise to the Manitoba capital is done.

Sources confirmed tonight that preparations are being made for an announcement Tuesday, confirming the sale and transfer of the Thrashers to True North Sports and Entertainment, which owns and operates the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League and the MTS Centre arena, which would become the NHL team’s new home. Continue reading

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Are the Southeast’s Walls Crumbling Down?

It was eye-catching and amusing, beholding the verb tense in the opening couple of sentences of the Atlanta Thrashers’ Wikipedia entry: “The Atlanta Thrashers were a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. They were members of … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Eastern Conference, Gary Bettman, Much-needed relocation, Radio, Southeast Division, Twitter, Winnipeg Jets | 6 Comments

A Tale of Two Niche Sport Commissioners

Seldom do I expect to write about professional golf on this blog, but something about this week’s PGA Tour event in Arizona caught my eye. The American pro golf tour this week is hosting one of its corporation-concocted “World Championship” … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Gary Bettman, National Hockey League, Other sports, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Snowed Out from a Sour Message

Funny story: about two weeks ago I got a fresh request to appear on 106.7 the Fan’s ‘Overtime‘ evening program, but I fielded the request while in one of the few Bethesda, Md., commercial properties with power that night (a … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Atlanta Thrashers, Bruce Boudreau, Danny Rouhier, George McPhee, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, National Hockey League, OFB, Radio, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Bloggers’ Concluding Winter Classic 2011 Notebook

More than 500 members of the media representing more than 125 outlets descended upon Pittsburgh for the Winter Classic last weekend; we were fortunate enough to be included among them. This was a monumental moment in Washington Capitals history, and … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Hartford Whalers, hockey blogging, Media, National Hockey League, New media, OFB, Pittsburgh Penguins, Quebec Nordiques, Quebec the Very Serious Hockey Town, Southeast Division, Ted Leonsis, The Great Old Patrick Division, The Red Army, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 2 Comments

Must-see Saturday Night Puck on Long Island? Yes, for Nordiques’ Fans

I love stories like this: tonight the New York Islanders host the vastly improved but still seriously under-loved at home Atlanta Thrashers. As you might imagine, tickets on eBay for this battle not so royale are fetching something less than … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, contraction, Gary Bettman, Hockey Towns, National Hockey League, New York Islanders, Quebec Nordiques, Quebec the Very Serious Hockey Town, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

Caps’ 3-1 Loss Disappointing, But Boudreau’s Press Conference Isn’t

The three most interesting minutes of hockey at the Verizon Center last night didn’t happen on the ice– it came when Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau was analyzing his team’s 3-1 loss to Atlanta during his post-game presser. Boudreau was … Continue reading

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Semin Leaves Them Hatless, Caps Win OT With A Flash: Caps 4 / Thrash 3 – OT

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Starting Off With A Stinker

Tonight the Washington Capitals went down south to face a supposedly-inferior opponent—a team they should beat with their eyes closed.

After a stunning injury to the Thrashers’ starting netminder (he’s okay, by the way, but it was a scary moment), followed shortly after by a Brooks Laich tap-in, Atlanta reminded the Capitals to take nothing for granted. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Atlanta Thrashers, Bruce Boudreau, Nicklas Backstrom, Southeast Division, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments