Atlanta Thrashers: Early Season Observations

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Andrew Buccellato in NHL
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As we Thrasher fans look back at the first five games, we are starting to get enough data sets to draw some statistics about this team. Now, granted, I understand that the season is extremely young, but some very interesting things are starting to show for the boys in blue.

Kovy is a freaking machine. No matter how you slice or dice it, he is unstoppable. He is arguably the best Russian in the NHL right now. Beyond his goal-scoring ability is the fact that he is such a great leader. This team is playing so well because he leads by example. I have never seen Kovy really play defense in his stint with the Thrashers, but right now he looks like he was signed to be a two-way forward with his play in the Thrashers zone.

Apparently, changing your defense can make the diff ...

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