Your Friday morning report from Thrashers practice.
As I wait for the players to take the ice, let’s pose a question.
With Max Afinogenov’s last-minute goal to force overtime Thursday against Boston, it got me thinking: Who is the Thrashers’ best offseason acquisition? I know it’s early, but the season is nearly at the quarter pole. You can make a case for Afinogenov, Pavel Kubina or Nik Antropov.
I asked John Anderson at the post-game press conference if he thought Afinogenov was the top off-season pickup. He said he likes all the new players and added of Max: “Certainly, he’s taking the spotlight right now. Good for him. I’m happy for him. He’s resurging his whole career.”
Interested in what you folks think.
Ilya Kovalchuk did not practice today. That has been the pattern as he returns from his broken foot, to get some days off. Line combinations remained the same except that Jim Slater moved into Kovalchuk’s spot to skate with Nik Antropov and Max Afinogenov.