10:25 am October 1, 2009, by Chris Vivlamore
So, I pick up my copy of Sports Illustrated from the mailbox yesterday. There is the magazine’s NHL preview. I immediately check where it predicts the Thrashers will finish.
I have to admit to being a surprised that they were predicted to finish 15th – that’s dead last – in the Eastern Conference.
Of course, when they listed Anthony Stewart and Noah Welch – not currently with the big club – as key additions along with Nik Antropov and Pavel Kubina I knew something was slightly amiss.
The magazine also seemed to be of the opinion that Ilya Kovalchuk re-signing with the Thrashers was very much up in the air.
The magazine did list GM Don Waddell as the person on the hot seat for the upcoming year.
Wonder what you folks think about that prediction?
AJC hockey beat writer Chris Vivlamore\'s perspective on the Atlanta Thrashers
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