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07-10-2011, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Magnus Fulgur View Post
Braydon Coburn only played 41 games for Atlanta, and wasn't listening to the coaches for the Wolves or the Thrashers. Zhitnik was essential in getting the Thrashers to their one playoff spot. Nobody knew he'd get fat in the following off season (he looked awful when he showed up to camp, everyone was shocked).

Bogosian has played 199 games for this franchise, and mostly all in a second pairing role with all kinds of partners and coaches. You can't compare that to Braydon Coburn at all.

The problem with the Coburn situation was that the Atlanta franchise was a place where many prospects and newly acquired players were not happy with the way the place was run at all, and just wanted to get moved no matter what.


Bogosian likely wasn't happy there either and when a player is affected in one way or another off the ice, it can consume him and affect him on the ice.

TNSE and Chevy are going to take their time, bring him in here and give him everything he needs to be successful.

It is very much like the Coburn situation in that the Organization sold low on a promising young defenseman for the mere chance to make the playoffs in 2006-07. Moves like that should only be made when you are a player or two away from being a serious Stanley cup contender which the Thrashers were not.

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