Atlanta becoming Blackhawks Southeast, Thrashers Acquire Andrew Ladd from Chicago

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Like the great American poets Jermaine Dupri and Christopher Brian Bridges once said, “Welcome to Atlanta.”

The phrase applies to yet another Chicago Blackhawks player from last year’s Stanley Cup winning team: Andrew Ladd. He becomes the fourth Blackhawk dealt away in the post Stanley Cup fire sale. Chicago has now dealt away three more players in the six days GM Stan Bowman said all the wheeling and dealing was done. Yes, they’ve kept their stars in tact, but a lot of the color and personality of the team is now gone. And much of it is reuniting in Hotlanta. Maybe we can crown the Atlanta Thrashers the 2010-11 Stanley Cup Champions (And if I get an idiot commenters, I’m warning you that was a joke)

By Paul M. Banks

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Blackhawks trade Byfuglien, Eager and More to Atlanta

Dustin Byfuglien traded to atlanta

Looking to free up cap space before this offseason, the Chicago Blackhawks got right to work and made a major trade with the Atlanta Thrashers. The Blackhawks sent Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel, and prospect Akim Aliu to the Atlanta Thrashers for the a first round (#24 overall) and second round (#54 overall) pick in Friday’s NHL Entry Draft. Chicago also received a couple players in the deal; veteran Marty Reasoner and prospect Jeremy Morin.

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