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Interesting move...

After scoring 11 goals in 22 playoff games with the Chicago Blackhawks during their Stanley Cup run last season, things look like they will start a bit differently for Dustin Byfuglien with the Atlanta Thrashers.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, head coach Craig Ramsay has officially annnounced that the versatile Byfuglien will start the season on the blueline.

The 25-year-old, who scored 17 goals and 34 points in the regular season last year, was acquired by the Thrashers in late June as the Blackhawks trimmed their payroll.

Byfuglien has spent the last couple of seasons platooning between the blueline and forward ranks.

That switch could affect the team up front, as they appear thinner with the recent departures of Maxim Afinogenov, Clarke MacArthur, Colby Armstrong, Slava Kozlov and Todd White.

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Interesting move...

After scoring 11 goals in 22 playoff games with the Chicago Blackhawks during their Stanley Cup run last season, things look like they will start a bit differently for Dustin Byfuglien with the Atlanta Thrashers.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, head coach Craig Ramsay has officially annnounced that the versatile Byfuglien will start the season on the blueline.

The 25-year-old, who scored 17 goals and 34 points in the regular season last year, was acquired by the Thrashers in late June as the Blackhawks trimmed their payroll.

Byfuglien has spent the last couple of seasons platooning between the blueline and forward ranks.

That switch could affect the team up front, as they appear thinner with the recent departures of Maxim Afinogenov, Clarke MacArthur, Colby Armstrong, Slava Kozlov and Todd White.

Blueline? ...Seriously? :blink:

I thought they got him for net presence...

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did they not pick up half off the black hawks this off season hahah?

http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/roster.htm

what i see is a good team hahah a couple years away from being the next pens but to each his own

I'd agree that they'll be good, but I'd go closer to the next Blackhawks than the next Pens (since they don't really have any mega-stars who can break a game open quite like Syd or Malkin). Having said that, though, the big question mark for this team is whether they'll be able to spend to the cap max even if they do start winning.

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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec collapsed to the ice in the early minutes of the season-opening game against the Washington Capitals on Friday night.

The team said the 23-year-old Pavelec lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation. Thrashers officials released no other information on his condition.

There was a whistle at the opposite end of the ice when Pavelec suddenly fell over backward with no one around just 2:25 into the game. His teammates rushed to his aid and immediately called for doctors and a stretcher to be brought to the ice.

Medical personnel worked over him for about 10 minutes before he was wheeled off the ice.

The game resumed after a delay of about 20 minutes. Chris Mason took over in goal for the Thrashers and gave up a goal less than a minute later.

Even though they signed Mason over the summer, the Thrashers believed Pavelec had the potential to develop into the sort of top-flight goalie the team has lacked for its entire NHL history.

He signed a two-year deal in the off-season after going 14-18-7 with a 3.29 goals-against average and two shutouts in 42 games. It was his first full season in the NHL.

Pavelec also was a member of the Czech Republic's team at this year's Vancouver Olympics.

The native of Kladno made his league debut Oct 20, 2007, allowing a goal on six shots in one period. He was taken 41st overall by the Thrashers in the 2005 draft. For his career, he is 20-28-7 with two shutouts in 61 games.

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Update: Prelim tests were negative. Is awake & alert at the hospital & asking about score of game. Will be kept overnight for observation.

I've since read that he has a concussion. Still suffering from some headaches, but other than that he's looking good. Still in hospital for observation.

Really freaky moment though, hate seeing things like that happen.

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Big Buff Injured and this is something I knew was coming, Congradulations ANDREW LADD

Thrashers name Ladd captain

Thursday, 11.18.2010 / 3:47 PM / News By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Staff Writer

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The Atlanta Thrashers have named Andrew Ladd the eighth team captain in franchise history.

Ladd, acquired over the summer from the Chicago Blackhawks, leads the team with 7 goals and 18 points in 19 games.

"Andrew Ladd will be that guy," coach Craig Ramsay told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "It's responsibility but he's well-respected. He has stepped up his commitment to himself to make sure he's ready to play every night and his commitment to the team has been so evident. He's earned that. I didn't know who to pick at the start of the season and he's earned that opportunity."

Ladd becomes the eighth captain in the NHL age 25 or younger, and the 11th age 26 or younger.

The Thrashers had been the only team without a captain. They hadn't had anyone wear the "C" since Ilya Kovalchuk was traded to the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 4.

"I just think he’s the right guy," Ramsay said. "I've seen lots of captains in my day but he's a well-respected person, which to me is absolutely vital in that role. I think it's a flaw if you just make your best player the captain. In this case, we picked the player that's played great. He's been our best player on many nights. He's been as committed a player as I've seen in a long time."

The team also announced defensemen Tobias Enstrom and Dustin Byfuglien will be alternate captains. Like Ladd, Byfuglien also came over from Chicago over the summer, but in a different deal.

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"Armstrong's one of the biggest phonies in the league," Eager said. "He's done his fair share of dirty stuff in the league and he'll never answer the bell. What goes around, comes around. I'm sure some day someone will catch him with his head down."

Eager is now my favourite player of the week.

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Eager gets four (!) games for punching Armstrong in the face with his glove on and Lucic gets away with a fine?

Was just coming to post exactly that...WHAT A JOKE the league can be at times,really. <_<

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THRASHERS SIGN BYFUGLIEN TO 5-YEAR, $26 MILLION EXTENSION

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers locked up defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to a long-term contract Tuesday.

The US$26-million extension runs through the 2015-'16 season.

"Dustin has emerged into an elite player this season and been invaluable as a leader both on and off the ice," Thrashers general manager Rick Dudley said in a release. "It was a priority to sign him and we're looking forward to witnessing his all-star calibre play for many years to come."

Byfuglien, 25, leads the team with 43 points (17 goals, 26 assists) this season.

He has 152 points (72-80) in 318 career games with the Thrashers and Chicago Blackhawks. Byfuglien has 25 points (14-11) in 39 career playoff games.

He will receive $4.25 million for the next two seasons, $5.75 million in 2013-'14 and 2014-'15, and $6 million in 2015-'16.

The six-foot-five, 265-pound native of Minneapolis, Minn., won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks last spring. He was traded to the Thrashers in the off-season.

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Speculation regarding the possibility of the Atlanta Thrashers moving to Winnipeg for next season is picking up.

As reported by Hockey Insider Darren Dreger on Monday, Winnipeg-based group True North has been in ongoing discussions with Atlanta Spirit Group - the parent company of the Thrashers - on a potential sale.

As of Sunday night, sources have refuted the various claims on social media that the two sides have any Memorandum of Understanding or have agreed to a period of exclusivity to get a deal done.

True North, headed up by Winnipeg businessman Mark Chipman and billionaire David Thomson, owns the MTS Centre in Winnipeg and the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

The focus on taking care of the Thrashers' ownership situation picked up last week after the City of Glendale voted last week to pay the NHL $25 million to offset losses for staying in Arizona for next season. Winnipeg was a frontrunner to land the Coyotes if they were unable to work out a deal to stay in Glendale.

Well,I was really hoping for the coyotes to move over to Winnipeg,since that deal fell through....I'll be once again rooting for the come back Jets....from Atlanta.;)

GO WINNIPEG.

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