Thrashers Fans Unhappy Over Departure of Pavel Kubina

July 2nd, 2010 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »

Do Atlanta Thrasher fans remember former Thrasher Garnett Exelby?

Exelby was a tough guy that was traded for defenseman Pavel Kubina .

The trade was a good one for Atlanta as Kubina quickly emerged as the Thrashers best and most consistent defenseman.

With high potential newcomers like Zach Bogosian, Arturs Kulda, and other established regulars such as Tobias Enstrom, Johnny Oduya, and Brent Sopel, Kubina was allowed to leave Atlanta and sign a lucrative multi —year contract as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

General Manager Rick Dudley has maintained that he will pay strict attention to paying what each unrestricted free agents (UFA’s) are worth. He recently made one —year qualifying offers for most of the teams free agents to continue the negotiation process. Kubina ended up going back to Tampa where he won a Stanley Cup.

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