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Oct. 31: Thrashers 4 - Senators 6, att. 15,541 (a little bit emptier than that)

Where : Philips Arena, Ga.

Vantage point : Section 307, row M, seat 14.

What you need to know :
Scorers: Brunette (again on a PP), Ward (nice one-timer), Shannon (redeemed for a couple of brain farts) and Svartvadet (with 50 sec left to suffer)
Goddamn tired of seeing the opposite team dancing around in our zone;
Rhodes should show up at the beginning of periods: a goal at 1:12 in the 1st, 2:20 in the 2nd and :18 in the 3rd;
Botteril played but could have stayed with Stefan in the stands: -2 and 1 shot;
Nice touch: people sang the Canadian anthem;
Note to Yashin:If i were you, I would sign right now 'cause the Sens sure don't look like they need you.
 
The Good good looking bridemaids in the stands (it was Halloween)!;
10 goals: I guess there's nothing like an expansion team to fix the NHL goal scoring problems.
The Bad A lot of standing around. It seems that the Thrashers are incapable of passing the puck to somebody moving, unless he is from the opposing team;.
The Ugly the defense. It's not a lack of talent but a lack of work. You know the guy who is always tired to help on defense during pick-up games but seems to recover as soon as it's time to attack? Then you know the Thrashers
Season record : 1-6-2-1; 7 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 4th Rank in Conference : 13th.


Oct. 27: Thrashers 0 - Toronto 4 -- No summary: too lazy!

Oct. 26: Thrashers 2 - Flames 1 -- No summary: too lazy!

Oct. 23: Thrashers 2 - Rangers 3 (OT), att. 18,545 (sell-out again)

Where : Philips Arena, Ga.

Vantage point : Turner South, ESPN.

What you need to know :
Scorer: Ferraro (1st) and Buzek (3rd on a PP);
Prochazka was in the press box instead of a bus to Orlando;
Great effort from everybody but in the end, we tried not to lose...;
Note to TS: Use a wider angle... there is more to hockey than the puck handler.;
Hit of the day: Buzek on Hedjduk behind the Thrashers' net;
If it was Colorado's 3rd game in 4 nights, how come they finished stronger than us?;

But hey, we got a point against one of the best teams in the league!

Let's sign Deadmarsh when he becomes a free agent
 
The Good Great intensity after 6 days rest;
A scored on a PP and did not allow one!;
The Bad The cameraman was looking for the puck all night;
Better-sweet game for me, my beloved Nordiques beat my new team. snif.
The Ugly The way we seem to be handling 4 -on-4 overtime.
Season record : 1-3-2-1; 5 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 5th Rank in Conference : 12th.


Oct. 17: Thrashers 1 - Rangers 4, att. 18,200 (a lot of no-shows)

Where : Beurk-City, NY in front of people who could not get tickets at Shea/Yankee Stadium.

Vantage point : UPN, Thrashers radio network, ESPN, NY Daily News.

What you need to know :
Scorer: Shannon;
Tremblay a mysterious healthy scratched after 1 goal and 1 assist yesterday.;
I thought we played very well;
Players are very impressed by talented opponants: they sure like to look at Fleury;
Tourism cost us the 1st two goals;
Some players had an eye on the Braves' game... too bad, they missed a great performance by their teammates;
 
The Good We looked like NHLers on a bad day;
Maracle bounced back after a horrible performance against the Wings;
The Bad We helped Fleury get out of a slump;
The Ugly We lost against a team from New-York!
Season record : 1-3-2-0; 4 big pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 4th Rank in Conference : 10th.


Oct. 16: Thrashers 4 - Lightning 4, att. 11,565

Where : Tamp Bay, Flo.

Vantage point : Thrashers radio network, ESPN.

What you need to know :
Scorers: Brunette (2), Tremblay, Buzek;
Dodged a few bullets at the start of the game;
Settled down and played like NHLers;
Thought we were the Red Wings;
Crashed and burned in the 3rd after leading 4-1;
 
The Good Kept and built on a lead;
Ferraro's linemates woke-up;
Got a point in our division.
The Bad See what happens when you stop working?;
The Ugly We need to fly back to New-York
Season record : 1-2-2-0; 4 big pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 4th Rank in Conference : 10th.


Oct. 14: Thrashers 2 - Islanders 0

Where : Nassau Coliseum, NY. att. 3,062 -it's not a typo- showed up.

Vantage point : Turner South, Thrashers radio network, ESPN.

What you need to know :
Scorers: Brunette (superb top shelf in a PP) and Buchberger(after an off-side not called);
Rhodes stopped 20 shots;
Let's continue to avoid long winless streaks;
Good first period, boring 2nd and 3rd;
Who cares, WE WON!!!;
We beat the worst team in the NHL;
Who cares, WE WON!!!;
Ferraro is getting pissed. Nobody seems to be able to finish his great plays;
Atlanta Braves pitchers Tom Glavine and John Smoltz were there;
 
The Good Kept and built on a lead;
We are not as bad as the Isles;
2 good games in a row.
Ferrel is getting better on his play-by-play.
The Bad Can't complain, WE WON!!!;
The Ugly Either sell the Isles to somebody who cares about hockey or move the team
Better yet, close the franchise. There is too many teams in the NHL.
Season record : 1-2-1-0; 3 big pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 4th Rank in Conference : 10th, in front on Philly!


Oct. 10: Thrashers 5 - Sabres 5

Where : Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga. att. 18,545 (sell-out)

Vantage point : Turner South in my living room between two(!) beers, ESPN, AJC.

What you need to know :
Scorers: Emerson, Stefan(2), Lambert and Brunette (not Burnett like in the AJC!);
Hasek out after the 4th goal in the second period;
Rhodes did the saves to keep us in the game in OT;
Satan scored on a penalty shot when Emerson stopped a goal with his hands;
Much better intensity;
Ferraro: ok to be physical but you need to be more disciplined;
Last on defense, but more goals this season than the Flyers and Ducks!;
Hockey like old-time, like Eddy Shore!!!;
 
The Good 4 goals against the Dominated;
Everybody contributed in some way;
Great way to rebound after a bad loss.
The Bad Could not hold a 2 goals lead in the 3rd, something we were good at in pre-season;
We have to wait until Thursday for the next game!.
The Ugly Bad penalty killing: 4 goals in 2 games;
An exiting game like this erases a lot of ugliness!
Season record : 0-2-1-0; 1 big pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 5th Rank in Conference : 11th


Oct. 7: Thrashers 1 -Red Wings 7

Where : Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga. att. 18,545 (sell-out)

Vantage point : Section 318, row F, seat 21.

What you need to know :
Scorer: Buzek with a one-timer from the point. His 1st NHL goal;
Missed 4 breakaways, 2 by Ferraro;
Maracle seemed out of it in the 1st. Did not receive much help;
Ok to be out-talented by a 2 time Cup winner but no reason to be outworked that way;
More Wings jerseys than in Joe-Louis Arena. 1st chant: Go Wings Go;
Me and my wife would have helped Ferraro more on his line;
Score board during warm-ups read Thrashers 0 - Devils 0!;
 
The Good Great second period;
2 more goals this season than the Flyers!
The Bad A game lasts 60 minutes, boys;
No consistent physical play.
The Ugly Very disorganized on defense (our supposed strenght);
when the score was 3-0, you just new there was no way we could come back
Season record : 0-2-0-0; 0 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 5th Rank in Conference : last


Oct. 2: Thrashers 1 - Devils 4

Where : Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga. att. 18,545

Vantage point : Turner South between diapers

What you need to know :
Scorer: Kelly Buchberger on a 3 on 2 when the score was 0-2. Great pass from Stefan;
Wide open game with a lot of scoring chances;
Encouraging start. Suggestions: shoot when you have a clear view of the goal, follow Kelly's lead and hit somebody;
1st dumb mistake: Emerson did a great pass in front of his own net to Oliwa who scored;
Rhodes did not make the saves, Brodeur did;
A let down during a delayed penalty resulted in Holik's goal;
Kevin Dean had a great seat for the back-breaker goal in the 3rd: in front of the net doing nothing;
Boom Boom Geoffrion did the first face-off. Tan as ever!
 
The Good Kelly Buchberger;
The Bad Rhodes seemed out of it;
Lack of finish around the net.
The Ugly Lyle Odelein
A game we could have won...
Season record : 0-1-0-0; 0 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 5th Rank in Conference : last



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