As you all know, I’ve coordinated a number of events at TJ’s on Holcomb Bridge Road. It’s become my personal Thrashers Viewing Party establishment of choice and we’ll be coordinating several such gatherings there during the course of the upcoming season. Lately, we’ve gathered there to enjoy playoff games…and shall do so again this coming Sunday afternoon to take in some Conference Finals action.

I met up with TJ’s owner Tim Ecclestone last week to discuss some the history of hockey in Atlanta as well as the perceived lack of interaction between the current NHL franchise and those who are affiliated with the old Atlanta Flames.