November 22, 2010

Burmistrov still Has Schultz Searching for His Footing... and Neuvirth for His Jock

This is from Friday night's 5-0 Atlanta Thrashers' win over the Washington Capitals which proves two things: On any given night the Thrashers can compete against the league's elite (they are 2-1-1 against the Caps this season), even if back-up Braden Holtby started the game (starter Michal Neuvirth finished it and was in net for this beauty of a goal); and the Thrashers are in the (very) capable hands of Burmistrov (I think it's safe to say with hands like that a job in construction was never in the cards) going forward along with those of the Thrashers' other young guns in Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, Tobias Enstrom, Niclas Bergfors, Bryan Little, Tobias Enstrom, Dustin Byfuglien, and even captain Andrew Ladd, who has yet to turn 25. Talk about a youth movement done right. Enstrom is the oldest of that group and he's only 26. Goalie Ondrej Pavelec (23), who only has a 3-4 record, also has a 1.93 goals-against average to go along with a .939 save percentage.

Speaking of goals of the year, there are shades of Kane's goal earlier this year against the New York Rangers:

And every goal-of-the-year discussion has to include Edmonton Oiler Jordan Eberle's first:

If I've missed any, feel free to let me know, but I'm at least confident in the quality of these as nominees and them standing up until the end of the season as such. So sick are they that Britney Spears called to ask for her schtick back. So sick are they that Tom Cruise called and wants to recruit each of them as scientologists (not the players, the goals, proving just how sick he is in turn). So sick are they that Sean Avery reportedly feels threatened, called, and wants to recommend a good therapist to help out just so he can hold onto whatever ounce of attention he has left in the league. And that's pretty sick.

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