NHL: Around the League in 30 Days, Day Eight: Atlanta Thrashers

September 8th, 2010 by Anthony Bumbaco Leave a reply »
Day #8: Atlanta Thrashers

2010 Record: 35-34-13 (83 Points), 10th place in the Eastern Conference


Roster Changes

2010-2011 Notable Arrivals: Chris Mason (from STL), Dustin Byfuglien (CHI), Andrew Ladd (CHI), Brent Sopel (CHI), Akim Aliu (CHI), Ben Eager (CHI).

2010-2011 Noteable Departures: Johan Hedberg (to NJ), Pavol Kubina (TB), Maxim Afinoganov (KHL), Colby Armstrong (TOR), Slava Kozlov (FA), Todd White (NYR), Marty Reasoner (FLA).

Thrashers Report Card

Forwards: Up front the Thrashers enter a new era in which they don’t have a single superstar leading them offensively. Over the years they have boasted talented forwards in Dany Heatley, Marian Hossa and Ilya Kovalchuk. This year’s version of the Thrashers forwards contains a plethora of youth talent and even depth.

Fans got a sense of this following the trade deadline in which the team saw great play from Niklas Antropov and Niklas Bergfors. The Thrashers can only hope this chemistry lasts into an new season. As well, the Thrashers will be looking for a bounce back year from Bryan Little. Little struggle ...

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