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02-14-2009, 08:25 PM
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Thrashers in the News

Over on another sports board I am a member of there is a thread like this to post links to articles that involve the team, current players, and former players. Thought we could use one like this around here.

With that in mind, here is one from the ajc. Knobler talks about what the team is like on plane trips.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sp...e_flights.html

And as usual Burnside slams the Thrashers in one of his articles. This one discuss Schneider and his possible moving on deadline day as well as how much fun he is having working with Bogo.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/column...ott&id=3894474

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Love reading what the players do on plane trips, it is funny how much it seems to mesh with their on-ice personalities.

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nothing like seeing the local rag get behind the team

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nothing like seeing the local rag get behind the team
I think it is hilarious that for a paper that kicks the ASG whenever they can, their coverage up to the trial has appeared as if the ASG has been doing all the research and reporting for the AJC.

Hummer manages to write an entire article about hockey being in trouble in Atlanta, by mentioning nothing but TV ratings, attendance, and quotes from former hockey players and a Canadian economist.

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nothing like seeing the local rag get behind the team
I gets old, but thought I would post anyways. The same old stuff.

Atlanta will support teams that win. When the Falcons, Braves, and Hawks are losing, they have poor attendance also. I remember going to games a few years ago and seeing it packed and loud.

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I gets old, but thought I would post anyways. The same old stuff.
No, that's what this thread is for. I was just ajc bashing

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I gets old, but thought I would post anyways. The same old stuff.

Atlanta will support teams that win. When the Falcons, Braves, and Hawks are losing, they have poor attendance also. I remember going to games a few years ago and seeing it packed and loud.
I remember the Braves couldn't even sell out playoff games which shoots down the theory of winning brings the fans out.

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I remember the Braves couldn't even sell out playoff games which shoots down the theory of winning brings the fans out.
The Braves didn't exactly move and shake in those final years of clinching the playoffs.

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I think it is hilarious that for a paper that kicks the ASG whenever they can, their coverage up to the trial has appeared as if the ASG has been doing all the research and reporting for the AJC.

Hummer manages to write an entire article about hockey being in trouble in Atlanta, by mentioning nothing but TV ratings, attendance, and quotes from former hockey players and a Canadian economist.
The AJC (and all media in this town) has totally fallen asleep at the wheel about the Spirit. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they drew checks from the Atlanta Spirit coffers. The way these guys get a pass in this city is absolutely shameful.

A few months ago Jon Kincade had Levinson (?) on his show. I know Kincade has actually worked for the Flyers and is a pretty knowledgeable hockey guy who prides himself on his fairness. But the way he crawled up in Levinson's lap and gave him big, sloppy kisses was disgusting. Levinson's mom could have asked tougher questions.

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I remember the Braves couldn't even sell out playoff games which shoots down the theory of winning brings the fans out.
Last time I checked it's a little harder to sell 50,000 tickets than 18,500. Especially when the Braves started getting knocked out in the 1st round without a fight everyone season by the Marlins or Astros. It's called winning fatigue- see the Devils and Red Wings.

In Atlanta winning teams sell more tickets than losing teams, just like pretty much every other city in the United States with franchises under 50 years old.

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Also hard to sell 50,000 expensive tickets for a Wednesday game that starts at 1pm.

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Interview with Kovalchuk by Russian correspondent translated from Russian
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It's too bad Atlanta won't be a high contender for another year or so. My cousins live in the area and are fans but it's no match for my Bruins...

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The AJC (and all media in this town) has totally fallen asleep at the wheel about the Spirit. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they drew checks from the Atlanta Spirit coffers. The way these guys get a pass in this city is absolutely shameful.
Speaking of the AJC, Mike Knobler's name seems to be "out there" as in on the job market. I can understand the desire to jump ship, but there aren't many sea-worthy boats right now.

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Jeff Schult over at the AJC slams the current ownership situation.

http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-bl...g-their-faces/

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Calling a Taxi for Mr. Perrin, you Ungrateful ****


Oh, the article is about Perrin wanting to get traded

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sp..._deadline.html

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Perrin.

Wow. Yeah, he a good season last year, but he is a 3rd liner and playing with Hossa and Kozlov for stints last season was a general abberation of the norm.

Numbers game - Anderson didn't think he was solid enough for 2nd line, and I'm pretty much in agreement at this point. If Jason Williams wasn't here to start the season, and perhaps if we knew Crusher wasn't going to pan out this season... he'd probably get more looks up there.....but that's life.


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and now perrin has been waived. with his attitude, good riddance.

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and now perrin has been waived. with his attitude, good riddance.
Love it. DW gives him the public FU. "I couldn't trade you for a sack of old socks, maybe you can do better on your own."

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Missed this if it was posted around here but here's a nice non confidence vote for our general manager. From canada.com

http://www.canada.com/Around+league/1382387/story.html

Extracted Thrasher bits:



Thrashers owner praises Anderson, lukewarm on Waddell

Atlanta Thrashers co-owner Bruce Levenson won't guarantee general manger Don Waddell will be back next year.

``I never play that game. Every GM and every coach in professional sports is on a day-to-day contract,'' Levenson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ``But I have a lot of respect for Don. We have a great working relationship. I'm very excited about the prospects for a young team that has gotten even younger in the past couple of weeks.''

The Thrashers have struggled this year, with a 26-35-6 record heading into Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers. That's good for 13th place in the Eastern Conference, but Levenson praised the work of rookie head coach John Anderson

``I think John has done a terrific job under very difficult circumstances this year,'' he said.

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That is from an AJC article from the other day.

It sounded like Levenson was falling on the sword for DW a bit in the full interview. Taking some of the blame for the direction the team went it down the end of the playoff stretch, and making it seem as if DW was not fully allowed to build the team the way he wanted to.

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Correct btn and here is that article in full...

http://www.ajc.com/thrashers/content...er_spirit.html

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