Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Boris Valabik Re-signed

Happy Happy Joy Joy! Break out the champagne, my Bobo signed a multi-year contract with (of course) undisclosed terms.

Boris has his problems and critics. He's slow, often out of position, didn't clear the net very well and couldn't step on the ice without drawing a penalty. I have faith in Boris though. He's a baby, he's only 23. I'm glad the Thrashers are willing to put some time into him. With his size and disposition, I think he will be a nasty character on the ice. Plus, after the refs work with him a few seasons, I am hoping the penalties even out. Right now it seems like they see him and think "Damn that bastard is big, he must be doing something wrong." Now if we can just get him into Chara's "Skating School for Big Boys!"

5 comments:

Wayne stuck in AL July 21, 2009 at 9:41 AM  

"Boris has his problems and critics. He's slow, often out of position, didn't clear the net very well and couldn't step on the ice without drawing a penalty."

Gee, ya think?

On a good team, you can tolerate Valabik's shortcomings, but on the Thrashers...

Sunshine36616 July 21, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

I have faith! Boris won't let me down. Of course there IS such a thing as blind faith ;)

Brittany July 21, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

This is the best day of my life. I love Boris and the thrashers without him would be sad. I'm so glad he's coming back for awhile.

Sunshine36616 July 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

Me, too Brittany. I still think Boris is going to shine. Look at Chara. It took several years and a few trades before he became the super star defenseman he is today. Boris is still really young. I think because he's so big we forget. I"m really hoping he draws less penalties. Last season was so frustrating. I think the refs gave him a penalty as soon as he got on the ice. I think that might have put a damper on some of his nastiness, he knew he'd draw a penalty. We shall see!

Candace July 22, 2009 at 9:06 AM  

Woo Hoo!!! Can't wait to see him for myself :-) Congrats, Bobo!!!

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