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Sept. 28: Thrashers 0 – Predators 2

Where : Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, TN

Vantage point : Preds radio network, AJC, tennessean.com

What you need to know :
Scorers: nobody, again, could put a 1"x3" rubber disk in the 4'x6' goal.
A lot of shots on goal: 34 vs 24;
Ferraro left in the 2nd after a cross-check;
Rhodes was between the pipes;
First 2 goals game for the Preds in 5 games.
Why Lambert is in the Power Play?
 
The Good The Pre-seaon is over;
The Bad Now, a lost is a lost...
Missed on 2 consecutive PP, then Nashville scored on one;
The Ugly Lambert took a stupid double minor at the end of the 2nd. According to Predators radio, it won't be the last.
0 goals in two games.
Pre-season record : 3-3-2(1); 8 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 3rd Rank in Conference : 8th


Sept. 24: Thrashers 0 – Hurricanes 1

Where : Charleston, SC

Vantage point : Charleston.net, AJC

What you need to know :
Scorers: nobody could put a 1"x3" rubber disk in the 4'x6' goal.
Dominated the game;
Thrashers first moral victory;
Schwab stopped 9 of ... 10 shots on goal;
The most popular skater was Stingrays (ECHL) mascot Cool Ray during his "YMCA" routine.
Pens and Red Wings jerseys outnumbered Hurricanes sweaters
 
The Good Good penalty killing;
Great defensive play.
The Bad Again, poor power-play: 0-for-6
The Ugly Got there one hour before the game
'Canes' goal: Battaglia from Kapanen and Tanabe: it's going to be a long winter in Raleigh
Pre-season record : 3-2-2(1); 7 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 2nd Rank in Conference : 7th


Sept. 22: Thrashers 3 – Hurricanes 2

Where : Greenville, SC

Vantage point : Internet

What you need to know :
Scorers: Kinnear, Johnson (2)
It's bad luck to score for the thrashers; Kinnear sent to Orlando after the game!
Another day, another victory!;
Langkow stopped 29 of 31 shots;
Kept the lead against a division rival;
Does anybody care about hockey in South Carolina?
 
The Good Every game brings a new scorer;
Thrashers have more goals than any other in the Conference!
The Bad Poor power-play throughout pre-season
The Ugly Hurricanes' jerseys
Thrashers official web site is never updated.
Pre-season record : 3-1-2(1); 7 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 1st Rank in Conference : 3rd


Sept. 19: Thrashers 6 – Devils 1

Where : Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga

Vantage point : 790 the Zone

What you need to know :
Scorers: Karlsson, Cloutier, Ward(2), Buchberger, Ferraro;
Capitalized on every opportunities;
Maracle had a shut-out until the middle of the 3rd period;
Devils looked like a bunch of Mickey Mouse;
The crowd got what it wanted: a lot of goal, a lot of fights;
Buchberger is taking charge.
 
The Good Showed a lot of offense and were able to take care of themselves;
Rhodes saved the day.
The Bad Too many fights;
Forgot to tell the Devils that we wanted to wear our road Jerseys; 
The Ugly Lyle Odelein!;
Very hard to find the time left on penalties.
Pre-season record : 2-1-2(1); 5 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 1st Rank in Conference : 3rd


Sept. 18: Thrashers 2 – Rangers 3 (OT)

Where : Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga

Vantage point : Section 303, first row of upperdeck

What you need to know :
Scorers: Stefan, Stapleton;
PA annoucer sucked big time;
Philips will be a great home;
Slow start, got better as the game went on;;
Like the great ones, the puck seems to find Stefan.
 
The Good Came from behind to tie the game a get the crowd going;
Buchberger provides most of the intensity;
Rhodes saved the day.
The Bad Harlock sucks;
No movement on the power-play; 
The Ugly Vujtek got 150 stitches;
Very hard to find the time left on penalties.
Pre-season record : 1-1-2(1); 4 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 1st Rank in Conference : 4th


Sept. 13: Thrashers 3 – Blues 3

Where : in St-Louis.

Vantage point : Atlanta Journal/ESPN

What you need to know :
Greatest comeback in Thrashers history!
Ferraro and Ferraro, who will make the team, organized the comeback;
Damian Rhodes stippoed 29 of 32 shots;
Always popular with the ladies, Botteril scored the oening goal.
 
The Good After a let down last night, we came back strong;
The Bad Potential scorer Snyder drops the gloves instead of a goon;
The Ugly Yegorov and Vyshedkevich still in russia waitng to be bombed...
Pre-season record : 1-1-1; 3 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 1st Rank in Conference : 4th


Sept. 12: Thrashers 0 – Blues 4

Where : in Grand Rapids, Mich. att. : 10,038.

Vantage point : Atlanta Journal/ESPN

What you need to know : 16 shoots on goal;
Defense like a chicken w/ no head;
Good one day, bad the next: Get used to it;
Forget the game: Milos Holan played = victory.
 
The Good Milos Holan played his 1st NHL game since Jan 96 after beating leukemia.
The Bad Outshot 13-5 in 3rd period;
No offense, no defense.
The Ugly Power play 0-for-7 in 2 games.

Pre-season record : 1-1-0; 2 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 1st Rank in Conference : 1st


Sept. 11 : Thrashers 3 – Predators 1

Where : in Comlumbus, Ga, att. : 5980.

Vantage point : Mother-Baby Unit, Crawford-Long Hospital / 790 TheZone

What you need to know : Schwab stopped 19 of 20 shots; >Dreger, Prochazka and Yake scored; Stefan did not play.

Period 1 : A lot of dead air while Ferrel was trying to figure out the name of the players. Dan Kammal was great. Adams seemed to be on every plays. He was rewarded with an assist.

Period 2 : Thrashers came out flat once the exitement of the first game wore off. Moreau vs Moreau : Moreau by unanymous decision. Vasilijevs was strong in front of the net

Period 3 : Thrashers came out strong and were able to build a 2 goal coussin with Yake’s goal.
 
The Good A lot of enthousiasm in the crowd; Thrashers able to hold on to a lead. Offense better than expected without some big names.
The Bad For the team with the most goons, we sure got beat up a lot.
The Ugly Rambling Ferrel missed the first goal. Suggestion : try to paint a picture, not do your stand-up routine.

Pre-season record : 1-0-0; 2 pts. Rank in Southeast div. : 1st Rank in Conference : 1st
 

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