Here are excerpts of Thrashers GM Rick Dudley’s meeting with the media following the busy trade deadline day.
Q. Can you give an overview of what you did today and what you accomplished?
A. We improved our penalty kill. We got a little younger. We think we added pieces that can help us. We think we added versatility. We allowed a couple of things to happen for a player who might have been the odd-man out. We added some depth on the blue line. We are pretty happy with what we got accomplished.
Q. Did Bergfors just not fit in here?
A. He’s been struggling. He had one goal in his last 14 games. Bergy is a streaky player. We were in a situation where we needed him to be streaky the other way. We anticipated that and put in a claim on Rob Schremp. He is similarly gifted player but is much more versatile in that he can play all three forward positions. That’s an asset especially with the ins and outs we’ve had at center.
We also got Radek Dvorak, who’s played on if not the