Aaron of Birdwatchers and I got together (well, I wrote the Kovy part when he had to deal with kidney-stone related things) and tried to figure out who we wanted on the Thrashers’ entry to the Mt. Puckmore series.
There was a lot of debate about if it should have been Heatley or Kozlov on here, but we figured that the Heatley/Snyder tragedy was pretty indicative of a large franchise shaping event that had reverberations for years afterward. Stefan was going to be up there, but other than the fact that he was unlucky enough to be picked first and then suck, he doesn’t represent much of anything to the franchise unless you want to stretch and say his career’s a metaphor for the team.
Anywho, Aaron and I tried to have a sense of humor when it came to this thing, because we’re Thrashers fans and are kind of touched in the head like that. It also took a lot for us when looking at former players to keep from opening a bottle of Knob Creek and breaking into tears. A lot of top talent has come through here – it’s a shame that they never could be on the ice at once. Enjoy!