Practice
February 7, 2009

Thrashers

I wanted to take my sister to practice so she could have an opportunity to meet the guys. Plus, our jersey was still missing quite a few autographs. And last time we went, we missed Kari Lehtonen, my favorite player. We also really wanted to meet Zach Bogosian, my sister's favorite player. So off we went. We had a blast, as expected. The guys are so super nice and willing to take pictures or sign autographs or whatever. We're always late, of course, so practice had already begun when we arrived. Well, okay, what really happened was I spotted this other Supra on the highway and thought I'd swing by and say hello. It was old people! I was so disappointed. So, in the meantime, we passed our exit and had to double back. Anyway, it is very dark in the practice arena compared to Philips, so the camera had a hard time focusing. Regardless, I got a few decent shots. Our captain, Ilya Kovalchuk, was not present because his wife was having a baby boy.


Huddled up, getting drill instructions.

Kari Lehtonen watches one fly by.

Johan "Moose" Hedberg takes his turn.

Hedberg and what I believe to be a blurry Joe Motzko.

Hedberg and a blurry Bryan Little.
 

Moose in net with Kari in the background.

Chris Thorburn.

Eric Boulton.

Todd White vs. Kari Lehtonen.

Ron Hainsey.
 

 

A puck managed to wedge itself between the netting and the bar.

Garnet Exelby.

 

 
 

 

Eric Boulton, Erik Christensen, Eric Perrin, and (not an Eric) Niclas Havelid.

Garnet Exelby, Nathan Oystrick, Colin Stuart, and Boris Valabik.

 

 
 

 

Joe Motzko, Zach Bogosian, and Slava Kozlov.

Laser Eye Hainsey.

Hedberg and Kozlov.

 
 

Tobias Enstrom.

 

 

 

 
 

Matthieu Schneider.

Bryan Little.

Rich Peverley.

 

Hainsey.
 

Little, Hedberg, and White.

 

 

 

 
 

Valabik and Exelby.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Slava Kozlov.

Kari Lehtonen.

Niclas Havelid.

Perrin and Oystrick wrap things up.
 

Matthieu Schneider.

Garnet Exelby pulls off his helmet.

Garnet Exelby.

Johan Hedberg.

Erik Christensen.
 

Erik Christensen.

Eric Perrin.

Todd White.

Chris Thorburn.

Thorburn's stick blurs across my picture of Perrin.
 

Rich Peverley.

Rich Peverley.

Head Coach, John Anderson.

Eric Boulton.

Bogosian is still out on the ice.
 

This is what can sometimes happen when a puck hits glass.

The guilty party, Ron Hainsey.

Ron Hainsey.

Zach Bogosian.

Colin Stuart.
 

Zach Bogosian.

Nathan Oystrick.

Bryan Little.

Zach Bogosian.

 
 

My sister with Bogosian.

Kari Lehtonen.

 

 

Me with Kari.
 

Colby Armstrong.

Erik Christensen.

Zach Bogosian.

 

My sister, Kalia.
 

 

Niclas Havelid.

 

Johan Hedberg.

Me and the Moose.
 

Tobias Enstrom.

Slava Kozlov.

 

 

Nathan Oystrick.
 

Boris Valabik.

It's no surprise that this big truck belonged to Eric Boulton.

Kalia sits on the curb.

Me and Kalia.

Me and Eric Perrin.
 

Travis reluctantly poses for a picture.

 

Travis and Rich Peverley.

Me and Bryan Little.

A much more autograph laden jersey.