Kozlov chats with our very own Goddess Sasha.
The hockey world doesn’t anxiously await his fate. Probably about 21 other people are as desperate to know where he’ll land. But my favorite player, one Slava Kozlov, is on the block (by his own request). I am sad he’s going, but D-Wad actually acknowledged yesterday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was trying his best to honor his request to be traded to a contender out of respect for what Kozlov has done for the franchise.
“The asset value back is minimal vs. how much he’s done for this franchise. If I can find him a home, I’m happy to do it.”
– Don Waddell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 03/01/2010
Hell, it could all be lip service, but I want to drink this Kool-Aid for once and believe the Thrashers value everything he’s brought to the table — and it’s been significant over the years.
Slava: I loved you before you joined the Thrashers and, as REO Speedwagon well put it in the 1980s, “I’m gonna keep on lovin’ you.”
Bonne chance mon amour (d’hockey)!
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