"Everyone's so excited. We have a new coaching staff. We have a pretty good buzz right now."
-- Thrashers President Don Waddell
This year, however, represented a change. Within days of the 2010 Entry Draft, new General Manager Rick Dudley had engineered a blockbuster trade, bringing three members of the newly crowned Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks to Atlanta, and had hired a respected coach in Craig Ramsay.