The Thrasher is the fastest of the Guardians and his skill of flight in terms of maneuvering far surpass any of the other "Birds" in the Guardian Air Force. For propulsion, the Thrasher uses twin turbine jet engines attached to his boots. Two more jets are located on his forearms that slide forward over his hands when deployed. He uses these hand cannons for maneuvering, and at times as a weapon.
The Thrasher is capable of flying at 5 times the speed of sound. To achieve this feat the Thrasher has a titanium canopy that, when deployed surrounds his entire body encasing him in a futuristic looking Jet Plane. His entire flight suit and canopy are infused with stealth technology making him an ideal choice for reconnaissance or first strike missions. Atlanta is a major manufacturer of cruise missiles and as a result the Thrasher has a variety of mini-cruise missiles at his disposal. He's a lean mean fighting machine.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres