2010 NHL Draft Analysis: Atlanta Thrashers

June 28th, 2010 by Joel Dundas Leave a reply »
Rick Dudley and newly-hired head coach Craig Ramsay have the unenviable task of leading a struggling franchise back from the brink.

The reason the franchise is ailing is largely in part to lack of success of the on-ice product. Several recent trades may help bring things back, but the best way to do so is through the draft.

The Thrashers had nine selections in the 2010 draft, and they drafted all over the board in an attempt solidify all areas of the game.

Joining the ranks of the Thrash are the following.

With the eighth overall selection the Atlanta Thrashers added Russian sniper Alexander Burmistrov. Burmistrov went higher than expected, but that does not mean he wasn't a good pick.

Alexander is a very creative forward who had a great season with the Barrie Colts. In 62 games played Burmistrov recorded 22 goals and 43 assists for 65 points. Considering this was his first taste of North American hockey, he did rather well, and only shows signs of improvement.

Burmistrov, weighing in only at 170 pounds, still has some growing to do before he makes the big club, but another year or two with the Colts should all ...

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