Tonight at Philips Arena they’ll try to continue their trend of never losing two in a row within the 60 minutes of regulation when they visit the Thrashers, who are just 1-4-2 in their last seven.
The Thrashers’ poor results of late have brought up the inevitable rumors of a trade of Ilya Kovalchuk. The star winger is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July 2010 (that’s right not this summer, but next). Of course, the Thrashers would be crazy to trade their only marketable player — and such a move would probably spell doom for the franchise. But there are obviously four teams in the Southeast Division that would love to see Atlanta make the move. (more…)