Monday, May 3, 2010

Thrashers scout on Larsson

Swedes in the first round two years in a row is likely impossible to happen on the Thrashers, but I ran across this quote that was mildly interesting, out of what I think is the Gotland, Sweden newspaper. Talks about Johan Larsson, who made a big run up some draft lists with his performance at the U18 World Championships in Minsk.

Google translation of the section:

[quote] Fredrik Jax, Atlanta Thrashers scout, has seen Johan Larsson several times in Brynäs J20 and he is one of the scouts who were not surprised at the hysteria created by Larsson still in hockey circles.
- It is strongly influenced by him to perform as he does. John takes with the team. He is a true team player and important in all parts of the game.
Like most other scouts, Jax avoids answering the question whether Atlanta would be interested in Larsson. Precisely because it is so secret between the clubs.
- I can not sit and talk about right now. He is a good player clearly. We make a list of those we are interested in, says Jax.[/quote]

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hockey looking better than Goldman Sachs?

According to his LinkedIn profile, former Thrashers prospect Colin FitzRandolph is still employed at Goldman Sachs.

The news coming out of the investigation of that company just gets worse and worse.

I wonder if he is thinking he should have pursued hockey instead of jumping straight from Saint Lawrence to Wall Street.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Glads as Knights

Glads as Knights...Gladys Knights...get it?

Anyway, here's some pictures I took before chasing Brady Calla around the building, no thanks to Malcolm Cameron.

Michael Forney.

Chad Denny.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kaip and Kozek at UND game

I went to the Sears Centre in Chicago last weekend for the Shillelagh Tournament featuring Notre Dame and North Dakota. In the championship game, I looked to the left of the press box, and who's sitting there but Rylan Kaip, drinking a beer, and Andrew Kozek. They were there to see their alma mater of course. Kozek was interviewed on the UND broadcast during the second intermission. Tilt your head for the photo.

The tournament was a great time, the arena was efficient logistically and the Notre Dame and UND media relations guys were very professional and nice. I will definitely go back.