Thrashers Preview over at Puck Prospectus

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Puck Prospectus Column on September 11, 2009 — No Comments

As we continue our 30 teams in 30 days work here at Illegal Curve, I am also doing some previews over at Puck Prospectus.  Atlanta was the second preview I was assigned, and here is the preview:

Last season was just another in the long line of losing seasons for the Atlanta Thrashers franchise. GM Don Waddell has been kept on for another season and may have made his best offseason acquisition when he decided to bring in Rick Dudley to join his front office. Dudley does not get much press, but his work in Chicago was underrated and his eye for talent is tremendous. That eye will come in handy because the Thrashers, even with years and years of high draft picks, lack the overall talent level to contend for the Stanley Cup in the next couple of seasons.

Luckily for Thrashers fans, things appear to be moving in the right direction. Unfortunately the team is not in the same advantageous position in terms of young talent as a team like St. Louis or a team like Chicago; so, patience will be a virtue in Georgia for the next few seasons.

Read the entire preview here.