Thursday, July 10, 2008

Southeast Notes

Just some Southeast notes.

The Atlanta Thrashers made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history just two years ago. But since then, it's been anything but positive. Just ask the fans. In the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a poll was constructed on their website:

Ouch! Seems like all is not well in dizzy bird land.

Could Jay Feaster be out in Tampa? I am sure a lot of you have read the blog posting on St. Pete Times website for Olaf Kolzig, but what I find more shocking was the paragraph at the bottom:
WHERE'S FEASTER?: Absent from the team's official player announcements has been general manager Jay Feaster. With Brian Lawton, vice president of hockey operations, handling most contract negotiations and owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie completing a three-headed brain trust for personnel issues, Feaster's duties are diminished. An upcoming meeting with ownership could determine his duties with the team.
Sounds to me like the axe maybe falling for Jay Feaster. Barry Melrose, Coach/GM? Don't be surprised either to see Melrose play Kolzig for every one of their games against the Caps.

1 comment:

asnowballschance said...

877 fans? that sounds about right for their total fan base. when are they moving to canada?

as far as tampa, guess it would be surprising that feaster is gone. wonder if he had any influence on their spending spree this offseason (probably not).

oh, and FAN FEST on Saturday!