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Next for Thrashers

Who: vs. Canadiens

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

TV; radio: SPSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM

* The Thrashers are coming off Sunday’s come-from-behind win over the Maple Leafs snapping a five-game losing streak. The Canadiens are coming on Saturday’s win over the Hurricanes.

* Former Thrashers defenseman Brent Sopel will return to Philips Arena after being traded to the Canadiens on Feb. 24.

* The Thrashers have not allowed a power-play goal in the past three games, killing all 12 man-disadvantages.

* Andrew Ladd has six of the Thrashers’ last 13 goals.

* Ondrej Pavelec is questionable. Alexander Burmistrov, Patrice Cormier, Freddy Meyer and Jim Slater are out for the Thrashers.

- Chris Vivlamore

15 comments Add your comment


February 28th, 2011
1:16 pm

A little off-topic but can you update the timelines for Cormier, Slater, and Burmistrov returns?


February 28th, 2011
1:16 pm

good lord, just WIN again!! and again… and again… it’s going to take a significant win streak to creep back into the playoffs.

ummm… first? eh. who cares?


February 28th, 2011
1:25 pm

Blow Up this "team"

February 28th, 2011
2:20 pm

Why won’t anyone comment on Jimmy Slater? WHY?

Dr. Thrash

February 28th, 2011
2:32 pm

Jim Slater is in the darkness of a concussion, there is simply no timetable considering he has had a few and the symptoms last longer for different individuals, obviously, thus the ‘darkness of a concussion’. Hope that helps.


February 28th, 2011
3:18 pm

Modin traded. Addition by subtraction.

Cubicle God

February 28th, 2011
3:24 pm

Who was Modin traded to? I don’t see that reported.

Cubicle God

February 28th, 2011
3:27 pm

nevermind….to the Flames for a 7th round pick


February 28th, 2011
3:34 pm

I think Dudley made a point to get the non committed players and oft injured Modin out of here and I guess that’s an accomplishment. Of all our trades including Peverley; Dudley basically weeded out guys who have shown effort issues. I thought Peverley and Bergfors were the two main culprits to be honest and Modin was just painful to watch when he actually was healthy enough to play, so having these players removed is a good thing, IMO, even though the return for today’s deals wasn’t much.


February 28th, 2011
3:37 pm

OMG-we got THE Brett Feasterling!!! That definitely putds us over the top.


February 28th, 2011
4:02 pm

Lackluster day..but what did we expect? Bergfors has been on the block all year so this was the best availible deal for a player who would leave one way or the other. Modin was an empty jersey with little value. DW threw the wrench in trading Hainsey or Antro with their contracts, I assume any offers for Oduya were not good enough. Other than those guys, who were we seriously going to move, hardly any teams made deals.


February 28th, 2011
4:31 pm

Wonder if Montreal will start Drew MacIntryre in net, whom they just acquired from your Atlanta Thrashers. Seriously, I’d love to see that!


February 28th, 2011
8:29 pm

Now this is the kind of rival shaking move we needed to make. Im pretty sure the Canes just gave up.


March 1st, 2011
9:03 am

We finally get some offensive players that will and hope make a different look up front ,let’s hope it all works out……….must have Burmy back soon we need his speed and effort along with his skill


March 1st, 2011
4:46 pm

Price on most nights can carry Les Habs, hopefully Plec and Cammi continue to come on, man has Gomez tanked, big salary does that to some in the NHL history books.
Good Luck tonight, Habs by 2
G’day from Ontario