Thrashers Name Andrew Ladd Captain
Filling a void that was left when Ilya Kovalchuk was sent to New Jersey, Andrew Ladd was named captain of the Atlanta Thrashers on Thursday. The 24-year old 2-time Stanley Cup winner will work with Dustin Byfuglien and Tobias Enstrom as his alternate captains. Ladd currently leads the Thrashers with 18 points.
Brodeur Will See Specialist for Elbow
Martin Brodeur “tweaked” his elbow while making a save in the second period of Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Devils’ goaltender will see a specialist in Manhattan, Brodeur remains positive about the prognosis according to Fire & Ice:
“I’m concerned. I’m not scared of it. I know the percentage is it’s nothing really, really bad. I think it’s just the time (to heal). Maybe I’m going to have to sit a little longer to heal it properly and come back when there’s nothing, not try to go through it like I’ve been getting prepared. I can’t practice. I can’t do certain things. It’s just not fun.”
DGB Looks Inside Colin Campbell’s Inbox
One had to figure this post was coming sooner or later…
Islanders Pull Chris Botta’s Credentials
Proving to everyone that they’re the NHL’s greatest running joke, the New York Islanders pulled the credentials for popular blogger Chris Botta. Just an awful decision by the Islanders organization, and one that hasn’t sat well with both mainstream media and the blogosphere. Puck Daddy has more on the story…
This tilt between Shawn Thornton and Darcy Hordichuk is a dandy, but it’s Jack Edwards’ call of the scrap that steals the show. Gotta love when an announcer gets into a fight and exclaims things like “jab, southpaw, under and over!”, “goooah, he hammered him with the right!”, and “… tries to noogie him”.
Tuukka Rasks Stops David Booth