Commentary

Summer Skate: Atlanta Thrashers

With influx of talent, Thrashers will gradually improve

Originally Published: August 25, 2010
By Richard Pollock & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- Atlanta Thrashers

Instead of worrying about whether their superstar players will stick around, the Thrashers have changed their organizational focus in the post-Kovalchuk era -- and handed the keys to veteran hockey executive Rick Dudley. Dudley has done a good job of accumulating some nice talent this offseason, with the acquisitions of Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd and Chris Mason. This team seems to finally be headed in the right direction, but patience will be necessary moving forward.