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Thrashers played a terrific game last night, even our SB Nation blogger had some nice comments.

Thrashers 6, Islanders 3: And it wasn't even that close - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders made critical mistakes to fall behind 3-0 in the first 10 minutes, ultimately falling to Atlanta 6-3.

Atlanta has a favorable schedule and this author likes their playoff chances because of it.

Why the Atlanta Thrashers Will Make the Playoffs | The Hockey Writers
GM Don Waddell believes that his team is a buyer and can make the playoffs. I wholeheartedly agree with this...

John Mannaso on the "Ewing Effect" and the post-Kovy Thrashers

A Yankee Whistles in Dixie: The Thrashers and the Ewing (Kovalchuk?) Theory

Matt Reitz wrote this humorous take on how to know if your team did badly on a trade.

In Case of NHL Trade Emergency: Read This

This article is old but it mentions how Johan Hedberg nearly was traded to Montreal with Marian Hossa in - Blogs - Gainey planned exit strategy long ago

Puck Daddy grades the NHL Trade Deadline.

Puck Daddy's 2010 NHL Trade Deadline Report Cards - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Comprehensive National Hockey League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more recaps past deadline moves by the Atlanta Thrashers

A Look Back at Trade Deadline - Atlanta Thrashers - Features
The NHL trade deadline has been a time of risk and rewards for the Thrashers.

Personally I like having the NHL players go to the Olympics. Derek Zona finds little evidence of a bump in attendance or TV rating in past years.

Counterpoint: Is Olympic Hockey Good For the NHL? - SB Nation
Gary Bettman has kept the IOC and the 2014 Sochi Olympics at an arm's length. Does the NHL benefit enough from supplying the talent to the Olympics to continue to the relationship?

If you're ever wondered about the term "regression to the mean" here's a baseball post that seeks to explain the idea.

Sabermetrics 101: Regression Towards the Mean - Lookout Landing
Sabremetrics 101: Regression Towards the Mean