The Southeast meets Northeast: as the Boston Bruins (17-11-4, 38 points, 2nd Northeast Division, 8th Eastern Conference) host the 2010-11 NHL season’s surprise team of the year and the Atlanta Thrashers (19-12-5, 2nd Southeast Division, 5th in the East) tomorrow night at the TD Garden.
The B’s will also welcome back their former assistant coach, now Thrashers’ head coach, Craig Ramsay. Instead of throwing stats and numbers out there for a preview, the Bruins and Thrashers Examiners each exchanged five questions surrounding their teams for an interesting take on tomorrow night’s battle. Here are five questions for Atlanta Thrashers Examiner, Phil Foley. Be sure to check out his link as well for five questions surrounding the Boston Bruins.
Q: One of the most interesting stories for Bruins fans, with the Thrashers, is Craig Ramsay. Atlanta looks like a brand new franchise that has playoff power and post-season spoilers written all over it. Two part question: Keeping the last season or two in mind, how much has the new coaching system helped this Atlanta club, and 2. What has Ramsay done in particular to turn this club around and make this team a true threat in the East?