Friday, November 26, 2010
What's the Frequency, Kenneth? Live from the aforementioned Hotlanta, 7:30 start. On the RDS frequency, as always.
Talk About the Passion: Is there a passionate Thrashers fan out there? Is there a passionate Atlanta sports fan anywhere? Maybe at BirdWatchersAnonymous.
Oddfellows Local 151: Goalies are an odd fraternity (Exhibit A: Panger.) Tonight, former collapsing Russky Ondrei Pavelec faces off against well-rested Alex Auldfellow Local 151 for the Habs.
Superman: Plexxe remains the do-everything, save-everybody man up front. Atlanta traded their Superman (and apparently a box of kryptonite) to New Jersey last deadline, but has high hopes for youngsters Niclas Bergfors and Evander Kane.
Shiny Happy People: Thrashers aren't really that happy being mired in mediocrity, but former Blackhawks Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd have lead them to three straight wins. Habs continue to roll behind a rejuvenated Gio, Cammy, and the PK Subban show.
Radio Free Europe: Lego scores!!! Lars gets a reward for all his hard work. AK46 woke up from his mini-slumber. Thrashers Nik Antropov is a horrible minus 10.
Everybody Hurts: Thrashers Freddy Modin is questionable tonight. Markov obviously still out.
Finest Worksong: Hey, who doesn't love the job being done by Gill, Gorges, Hamr and Spacek? And Alex Picard? Good for you, buddy.
All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna be a Star): Zach Bogosian went third overall in 2008, right after Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty and ahead of guys like Luke Schenn, Tyler Myers and Erik Karlsson. The Thrashers desperately need Bogosian to become a superstar like Stamkos and Doughty.
So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry): I'll apologize to Scott Gomez for all the bad things I've said recently when he strings some more good games together. He has looked better lately, but that's not saying much.
Strange Currencies: Big ticket capital of the South Atlanta struggles at the gate and can't keep it's own free agents. Montreal's tax-to-death government didn't prevent Gainey from splashing the cash a couple years back. Weird? A little.
I'll Take the Rain: 40 cm of snow hitting my old hometown as we speak. I'll take the rain in TO instead, thanks.
It's the End of the World as We Know It: Almost.
At My Most Beautiful: GG11 covered yesterday's American Thanksgiving, but don't forget today's overdose of US College football rivalries: West Virginia vs Pittsburgh, Colorado vs Nebraska, Alabama vs Auburn, and on Saturday, Michigan vs Ohio State, Florida vs Florida State, LSU vs Arkansas, Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State, and the greatest of them all, Notre Dame vs USC. Oh, for the days Lou Holtz and the Irish would punch those LA bitches right in the fucking mouth. In honour of this football awesomeness on a sexy Friday, let us give thanks: