John Torchetti Tells Why He Left Blackhawks To Join Atlanta Thrashers

August 3rd, 2010 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »

The Atlanta Thrashers have been very active making logical and well calculated, if not popular personnel moves prior to the start of training camp. Colby Armstrong and Pavel Kubina were allowed to depart the team. Forward Max Afinogenov was given his walking papers after failing to reach agreement on a contract.

 The Thrashers also added Dustin Bufylien, Brent Sopel, Akim Aliu, and Andrew Ladd. What could very well prove to be one of the teams most critical moves is the hiring of John Torchetti as the teams new associate coach. Torchetti was a finalist for the head coaching position, which eventually went to Craig Ramsey. Prior to joining the Thrashers organization John Torchetti was in a comfortable position in Chicago as a assistant coach that just won the coveted Stanley Cup.

Despite the cup win Torchetti still decided to take a secondary role in Atlanta and participate in a rebuilding project that at the least could be called "high risk." Coach Torchetti sat down with Bleacher Report and several columnists and bloggers to answers questions about his new role with the Atlanta Thrashers and to explain his reasoning for making the move to ...

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