In a mass cull that should surprise no one, the Thrashers have sent the following players to the Chicago Wolves: Joey Crabb (no more Crab Dance, sadly), Jason Krog, Spencer Machacek, Tim Stapleton, Paul Postma, Arturs Kulda, Grant Lewis, Mike Vernance, and Drew McIntyre.
Good news. I've been wanting this team to get leaner and meaner since I witnessed the first pre-season home game, and these fellows should make the Wolves the best team in the AHL again. Seriously: Krog, Sterling, Stapleton? Goal-scoring city right there.
All this means, I reckon, that there will be another trimming within the next few days. The remaining question marks are Evander Kane, Josh Gratton, Dan Fritsche, Boris Valabik, Anssi Salmela, Mark Popovic, Nathan Oystrick, Manny Legace, Maxim Afinogenov and apparently some other players who were on the roster last season.
The Thrashers media department should film the final cut in reality TV style and put the video on the team website.