"Most times a waiver pick-up is a depth move - a new start for a player - but not often anything significant. Kris Draper might be the best exception to that thought, but what about Rich Peverley. He is versatile, smart, and has a quick release. Picked up last year from Nashville by Atlanta, he had 35 points in 39 games. This year he has 24 points in just 20 games. Peverley has been given this opportunity at age 27 and been very productive with it. He is part of the number one-rated Atlanta offense, one that has the Thrashers in the playoff hunt a quarter of the way into the season."