Rocket Science

No, really, it's rocket science: Other than a first season outlier, when the Thrashers win more, attendance goes up. When they lose, it goes down. Gosh. Once the excitement of having a team...

Is this the End of the Thrashers?


Increasing signs suggest that the team might be sold and moved to Winnipeg.

Alex Burmistrov: Grinder?


If you had asked me what Alex Burmistrov's rookie season would look like, I would not have described what actually happened. 6 goals, 14 assists playing much of the season with guys like Nik...

Bryan Little: Don't Call it a Comeback


BWA's analysis of each member of the Thrashers. Up today: Bryan Little.

Zach Bogosian: What Happened?


BWA's analysis of each member of the Thrashers. Up today: Zach Bogosian.

Comedy And Tragedy: An Update On The Thrashers' Tragic Number


An update on the ever-miniscule playoff odds for the Atlanta Thrashers. Break out your microscopes.

Welcome To The Tragic Kingdom: A Look At The Thrashers' (And Other Teams') Tragic Numbers.


The Thrashers are down, but shockingly not out. Come, watch the countdown until elimination is official!

A Look At How The Thrashers Came Back Against The Flyers


Shooting from anywhere obviously doesn't work. Shooting in close? Yup. A look at where the Thrashers' shots and goals came from in their 5-4 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Comparing Peverley and Wheeler


While Rich Peverley and Blake Wheeler were not the only two players moved in the recent trade with the Boston Bruins, there is some inclination to directly compare the two. I don't think it's...

The Quit Factor


The Thrashers seem to have more late-game collapses than most other NHL teams, and it can be clearly shown in the data. A quick look at how Atlanta seems to be giving up (at least compared to other...


Five Game Report Card: Games Fifty-one Through Fifty-Five


Ugly. That word best describes how things have been going for the Thrashers. It's not entirely an effort thing: they've put together a few strong games and still lost. Still, there seems to be...

Second Verse, Same as the First?


The 2010-2011 Thrashers are experiencing a bit of a collapse after a strong start. That feels a lot like the 2009-2010 Thrashers who crashed and burned in December. A comparison of the performance...

Five Game Report Card: Games Forty-Six through Fifty


Five Game Report Card: Games Forty-Six through Fifty. Antropov looks good, the rest of the team? Not so much.

Five Game Report Card: Games Forty-One through Forty-Five


Once again, apologies for the tardiness of the Five Game Report Card. This set of stats covers from the 3-1 loss to New Jersey through the 4-3 loss to Carolina. Despite the horrific 9-3 loss to the...


Gameday: Thrashers at Panthers

Hello from Montreal! I'm up here for work writing this from my hotel a whopping 2 blocks from Centre Bell. While I'd love to see the Canadiens play the Flames tonight, I'd rather not blow my budget...

A Quick Look at Penalty Kill Stats


I don't want to go into great detail at this point, but I thought I'd share a little table of penalty kill stats. This table shows each penalty killer who's been on the ice for a PK GA. For each...

Five Game Report Card: Games Thirty-Six through Forty


This is a very, very late five-game report card and I don't have much time to summarize. Some numbers are below. Expect another one in the next few days (hopefully) with better analysis. Big story:...

Five Game Report Card: Games Thirty-One through Thirty-Five


This five game report card comes a little late thanks to the busy holiday season. (Yes, this blogger does have a personal life and boy has it been busy...) As you well know, it was a tough stretch...

Thrashers PP: Who Is Most Effective with Extra Man?


We look at who is on the ice when the Power Play is most efficient.

Five Game Report Card: Games Twenty-Six through Thirty


The Thrashers' very impressive six-game winning streak ended at the beginning of this five-game series with a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, as disappointing as that loss was, it was a close...

Five Game Report Card: Games Twenty-One through Twenty-Five


This Five Game Report Card covers the games beginning with the overtime win against the New York Islanders and ending with the overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche. The Thrashers won all...

Salary Doesn't Matter


You've heard it all before from Thrashers fans: "The team won't win until we start spending more money." "Those cheap bastards at the Atlanta Spirit will never produce a winning team." "If we...

Five Game Report Card: Games Sixteen through Twenty


Here's another late edition of the Five Game Report covering from the 5-1 win against the Wild through the 5-0 win against the Washington Capitals. During this period, the Thrashers had a losing...

Five Game Report Card: Games Eleven through Fifteen


Alright, so it's a week late, but here's the latest edition of the Five Game Report Card. This report covers the October 30th game against the Blues through the November 9th game against the...

Micro Stats: Enstrom-Byfuglien Strong ES Defense Pairing


An early look at shots differentials to see which players are doing best or worst at controlling scoring chances.

Five-Game Report Card: Games One through Five


The Thrashers got a strong start to the 2010-2011 season picking up 6 of 10 possible points facing tough opposition. We take a look at some of the leading performers over this period.

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