NHL Trade Deadline: Atlanta Thrashers Outlook

March 3rd, 2010 by Andrew Buccellato Leave a reply »
UPDATE: Kubina's agent confirms he is close to extension in Atlanta. Take him off the trade list.

OK, so we have a little under four (that's right, four) hours till the deadline passes.

The burning question that stands before us: Who will get shipped out and what new blood arrives here in Atlanta?

Next intriguing question: Are we buyers or sellers today?

With the win yesterday, you have to figure the Thrashers are going to do whatever is in the realm of possibilities to get this team past the first round of the playoffs. Then again, don't tinker with something that isn't broken.

Ok, so that leads us to what parts can be let go. We have two big pieces, Colby Armstrong and Slava Kozlov, that could be packaged nicely in a trade to bring back at least one quality scoring player. As everyone knows, Kozzy (Kozlov for non-Thrasher fans) has asked to be traded so he can play out his final days on the ice and not in a press box, and Armstrong has essentially stopped contract talks with Atlanta.

Also on the bubble are players like Kubina and Afinagenov, who are UFAs at season's end. So now it becomes a question of who garnishes the bes ...

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