Getting to know your opposition: Atlanta by the numbers
Posted by Nathan Wells on Thursday, November 11, 2010
As a public service, we here at First Round Bust would like to spotlight some of the other twenty-nine NHL clubs from time to time. Or mostly when they play the Wild. Tonight's opponent, the Atlanta Thrashers, comes from the land of Dixie, Crunk and MARTA. However, here's a look at the Thrashers through the language everyone understands, numbers.
1: Playoff appearances for the Thrashers.
1: Times the city has been burned to the ground.
0: Playoff victories for the Thrashers.
2: Number of capital cities represented in tonight's game.
2: Number of pro games in the Atlanta area tonight.
1: Number of pro games which people will pay attention to.
9: Atlanta's rank in terms of media market.
9: Number of times I've been to Atlanta.
0: Number of times I've stepped foot outside the airport.
1847: Year Atlanta was incorporated.
1865: Year Atlanta was re-incorporated into the Union.
2010: Year Turneranada was incorporated.
6: Top-five draft picks for the Thrashers.
5: Thrashers coaches.
4: Thrashers success stories.
2: Number of NHL teams in Atlanta.
2: Number of NHL teams in Minnesota.
0: Number of NHL teams that are cared about in Atlanta.
1: Minnesotans in the Thrashers' lineup (Dustin Byfuglien)
5: Americans in the Thrashers' lineup.
4: Former Blackhawks in the Thrashers' lineup.
0: Captains in the Thrashers' lineup.
1: Number of teams in the NHL without a captain.
3: Times this has been the case in eleven years.
1: Official nickname for Phillips Arena and fans (Blueland)
18: Number of ladies in the Blue Crew.
49: Number of fans in Blueland. Hey they said it, not me.