29-9-2006 Mark Popovic frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Mark Popovic feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Popovic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 16 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 4 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 4 PIM.


29-9-2006 Michael Garnett frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Michael Garnett feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Michael Garnett was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 3rd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 24 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 73 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season.


29-9-2006 Bryan Little returns to Barrie Colts
Atlanta Thrashers's Bryan Little did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Barrie Colts.

28-9-2006 Derek MacKenzie frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers center Derek MacKenzie feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek MacKenzie was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 24 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 2 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season.


28-9-2006 Ilya Kovalchuk frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Ilya Kovalchuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 313 NHL games during his career, notching 164 goals and adding 147 assists along with 226 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 10 PIM.


28-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Rucchin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Niclas Havelid has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Eric Boulton has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jon Sim has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Andy Delmore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Keith Tkachuk has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Derek MacKenzie has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Bryan Little has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-9-2006 Steve McCarthy frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Steve McCarthy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Steve McCarthy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 208 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 23 assists along with 98 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 2 PIM.


23-9-2006 Steve Rucchin resumes full training.
Atlanta Thrashers center Steve Rucchin has resumed full training after his wrist injury.

21-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Belanger is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Bobby Holik is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mark Popovic is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Niclas Havelid has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Eric Boulton has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jon Sim has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Andy Delmore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Keith Tkachuk has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Derek MacKenzie has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Bryan Little has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Steve Rucchin remains sidelined with wrist injury.



21-9-2006 Steve Rucchin injured.
Steve Rucchin (ATL) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Clarke Wilm (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, he said to the press.

17-9-2006 Michael Garnett frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Michael Garnett feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Michael Garnett was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 3rd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 24 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 73 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season.


14-9-2006 Mark Popovic frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Mark Popovic feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Popovic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 11 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


14-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Greg de Vries is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Kari Lehtonen is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 2 goals.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-9-2006 Ilya Kovalchuk frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Ilya Kovalchuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 307 NHL games during his career, notching 161 goals and adding 145 assists along with 216 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


8-9-2006 Mark Popovic frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Mark Popovic feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mark Popovic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


8-9-2006 Adam Smyth uncertain about future
Adam Smyth wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

7-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Bobby Holik is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Pascal Dupuis is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-8-2006 Atlanta Thrashers trade
Atlanta Thrashers traded Ondrej Pavelec to New York Rangers for NYR's round 2 pick in 2007

30-6-2006 Scott Mellanby retires
Scott Mellanby has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Winnipeg Jets will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose:
- Steve Rucchin C
- Niclas Hävelid D
- Eric Boulton L
- Fred Brathwaite G
- Alexei Zhitnik D
- Steve McCarthy D
- Greg de Vries D
- Jon Sim L
- Vyacheslav Kozlov L
- Garnet Exelby D
- Brett Sterling L
- Éric Bélanger C
- Brad Schell C
- Andy Sutton D
- Joey Crabb R
- Bobby Holik C
- Marian Hossa R
- Shane Hnidy D
- Andy Delmore D
- Keith Tkachuk L
- Steve Martins C
- Jean-Pierre Vigier R
- Brad Larsen L
- Johan Hedberg G
- Justin Kurtz D
- Jim Slater C
- Chad Painchaud R
- Jason Krog C
- Pascal Dupuis L
- Cory Larose C
- Scott Lehman D
- Derek MacKenzie C
- Danny Turple G
- Ilya Kovalchuk L
- Mark Popovic D
- Michael Garnett G
- Brian Sipotz D
- Adam Smyth L
- Dave Caruso G
- Boris Valabik D
- Brian Fahey D
- Kari Lehtonen G
- Colin Stuart C
- Darren Haydar R
- Andre Deveaux C
- Nathan Oystrick D
- Lane Manson D
- Kevin Doell C
- Guillaume Desbiens R
- Jimmy Sharrow D
- Jordan LaVallee L

Players reporting out of shape:
- Niclas Hävelid D
- Fred Brathwaite G
- Garnet Exelby D
- Joey Crabb R
- Jean-Pierre Vigier R
- Brad Larsen L
- Justin Kurtz D
- Mark Popovic D
- Michael Garnett G
- Brian Sipotz D
- Darren Haydar R
- Andre Deveaux C

Players reporting in good shape:
- Steve Rucchin C
- Alexei Zhitnik D
- Bobby Holik C
- Chad Painchaud R
- Adam Smyth L
- Kari Lehtonen G


25-6-2006 Darren Haydar frustrated
Winnipeg Jets right wing Darren Haydar feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Darren Haydar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 9th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2006 Winnipeg Jets trade rumoured
Winnipeg Jets are rumoured to be planning a trade sending defenseman Niclas Hävelid and left wing Riley Holzapfel to Ottawa Senators for defenseman Tom Preissing

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Winnipeg Jets are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Tom Preissing would be a good fit there.


23-6-2006 Steve McCarthy frustrated
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Steve McCarthy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Steve McCarthy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 20 assists along with 96 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Atlanta Thrashers will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Atlanta Thrashers and Chicago Wolves:
- Steve Rucchin C
- Niclas Hävelid D
- Eric Boulton L
- Fred Brathwaite G
- Alexei Zhitnik D
- Steve McCarthy D
- Greg de Vries D
- Jon Sim L
- Vyacheslav Kozlov L
- Garnet Exelby D
- Scott Mellanby R
- Brett Sterling L
- Éric Bélanger C
- Brad Schell C
- Andy Sutton D
- Joey Crabb R
- Bobby Holik C
- Marian Hossa R
- Shane Hnidy D
- Andy Delmore D
- Keith Tkachuk L
- Steve Martins C
- Jean-Pierre Vigier R
- Brad Larsen L
- Johan Hedberg G
- Justin Kurtz D
- Jim Slater C
- Chad Painchaud R
- Jason Krog C
- Pascal Dupuis L
- Cory Larose C
- Scott Lehman D
- Derek MacKenzie C
- Danny Turple G
- Ilya Kovalchuk L
- Mark Popovic D
- Michael Garnett G
- Brian Sipotz D
- Adam Smyth L
- Dave Caruso G
- Boris Valabik D
- Brian Fahey D
- Kari Lehtonen G
- Colin Stuart C
- Darren Haydar R
- Andre Deveaux C
- Nathan Oystrick D
- Lane Manson D
- Kevin Doell C
- Guillaume Desbiens R
- Jimmy Sharrow D
- Jordan LaVallee L

Players reporting out of shape:
- Fred Brathwaite G
- Steve McCarthy D
- Garnet Exelby D
- Shane Hnidy D
- Johan Hedberg G
- Jason Krog C
- Derek MacKenzie C
- Adam Smyth L
- Kari Lehtonen G
- Nathan Oystrick D
- Jimmy Sharrow D
- Jordan LaVallee L

Players reporting in good shape:
- Niclas Hävelid D
- Brad Schell C
- Joey Crabb R
- Keith Tkachuk L
- Jean-Pierre Vigier R
- Justin Kurtz D
- Jim Slater C
- Pascal Dupuis L
- Brian Fahey D
- Colin Stuart C


24-6-2006 Darren Haydar frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers right wing Darren Haydar feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Darren Haydar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 9th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2006 Atlanta Thrashers trade rumoured
Atlanta Thrashers are rumoured to be planning a trade sending left wing Eric Boulton and defenseman Will O'Neill to Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Teppo Numminen

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Atlanta Thrashers are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Teppo Numminen would be a good fit there.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2006 Steve McCarthy uncertain about future
Steve McCarthy wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Garnet Exelby uncertain about future
Garnet Exelby wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Joey Crabb uncertain about future
Joey Crabb wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Marian Hossa uncertain about future
Marian Hossa wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jim Slater uncertain about future
Jim Slater wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Pascal Dupuis uncertain about future
Pascal Dupuis wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Derek MacKenzie uncertain about future
Derek MacKenzie wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Ilya Kovalchuk uncertain about future
Ilya Kovalchuk wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Mark Popovic uncertain about future
Mark Popovic wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Michael Garnett uncertain about future
Michael Garnett wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Brian Sipotz uncertain about future
Brian Sipotz wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Dave Caruso uncertain about future
Dave Caruso wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Brian Fahey uncertain about future
Brian Fahey wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Colin Stuart uncertain about future
Colin Stuart wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Darren Haydar uncertain about future
Darren Haydar wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Nathan Oystrick uncertain about future
Nathan Oystrick wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Kevin Doell uncertain about future
Kevin Doell wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

Eastside Hockey Manager