Sunday, February 27, 2011

Craig Ramsay

Sent: 12/2/10
Received: 2/26/11
Time: 86 Days
Address: c/o Atlanta Thrashers
Item Sent: 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee, 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee
Item Received: 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee, 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

Craig Ramsay was a terrific defensive forward who won the Selke Trophy in his final season in 1985.  Two years later, he served as interim head coach for the Sabres.  He didn't get another chance at a head coaching gig until landing one with the Flyers 13 years later.  That lasted just 28 games.  After several years as a top assistant with the Lightning and Bruins, he has finally earned another head job, this time with the Atlanta Thrashers.  The Thrashers started the year hot with an infusion of talent from the Chicago Blackhawks' salary dump.  They have scuffled lately and currently sit on the outside of the playoff picture, but are loaded with young talent.  Ramsay should be able to make this job last for more than just one year.

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