Thrashers Land Big D-Man Vishnevski

TSN has reported that the Anaheim Ducks have shipped Big D-Man Vitaly Vishnevski to Atlanta for Forward Prospect Karl Stewart a 2007 2nd round draft pick, and a conditonal draft pick. It was rumoured that Vishnevski was going to be traded after he was rewarded a 1.55 million dollar contract from an arbatrator.

13 Responses to Thrashers Land Big D-Man Vishnevski

  1. zdeno_duchesne says:

    this guy is a defensive specialist, which is what atlanta could use. good acquisition by don waddel

  2. sean2006 says:

    No shocker there… Burke is continuing to tinker with this team, and has had some pleasant surprises in Sammy Pahlsson and Francois Beauchemin. Good cheap forwards and defence make veterans expendable.

  3. nyrhockey094 says:

    Great signing for the Thrash.

  4. Jrugges says:

    Prolly the best pick up thrashers could have made. They sign Hedberg a great backup goalie, possibly could make a push for starting position, resign Havelid, and still have a few good Deffensemen in deVries and Sutton. The team is looking good for a playoff push.

    Its plan to see that the thrashers can score with Hossa, Kovalchuk. A decent second line with most likely Kozlov, Holik, Mellanby. I really do like there chance’s as they are also stacked in the center position with Rucchin, Krog, Kapanen, Holik, Metropolit, and Mackenzie I think? With Metropolit and Mackenzie and Krog most likely fighting for that fourth line spot.

    Hopefully Lehtonen can stay healthy for “most” of the season, if thats the case I’d give the thrashers a punchers chance at a playoff push.

  5. 33roy says:

    Good job Waddell Small price to pay for a solid defenseman I fully agree great trade for the Thrashers

  6. TheStryker says:

    I think that’s a high price to pay for a 4-5 defenceman

  7. SabresFan220 says:

    Vishnevski has to be a top 4 guy in Atlanta. I’d have loved to deal for him in Buffalo, but we have our own cap issues to deal with. Looks like the Thrash could fight for a playoff spot.

  8. celph9 says:

    he’s better than a 4-5 defenceman…he’s physical, blocks a ton of shots…

  9. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    another player just like vishnevski who can score a bit more and i will consider the thrashers serious contenders.

  10. nyrhockey094 says:

    Great Trade* my mistake

  11. SensShark says:

    Good move for Atlanta…..but don’t forget about Burke. He’s filling in the prospects he gave up for Pronger. One of the smartest GMs (and sassiest/sarcasstic….remember the bertuzzi and sedi speech :)) in the league!

  12. SabresFan220 says:

    Yeah the Bertuzzi/Sedin speech was priceless.

    “I just want to let everyone know that Todd Bertuzzi does not play for the Detroit Redwings, he’s a Vancouver Canuck. The Redwings jerseys on Todd’s shoulders have Redwings in them, and Sedin does not mean punch me in the head.”

  13. cwthrash says:

    Not really. Stewart is an injury call-up at best, little or no impact at the NHL level. The conditional pick likely has something to do with whether Atlanta re-signs Vishnevski, in any case it will be a lower round pick.

    The 2nd rounder is the only item really in play here. And for a good, fairly cheap defensive Dman that Atlanta needs; not too bad of a cost.

    Both teams got what they wanted, and both at a pretty good price.

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