But too many choices is a good thing, in this case.
OK, allow me to get this straight.
Not only have the Thrashers invited Manny Legace to training camp, but they've invited the likes of Mark Popovic and Dan Fritsche as well.
Your Chronicle editor must admit he has a soft spot for Mark Popovic. Indeed, I think he was one of our least horrible d-men (the best non-Swedish one, really) during the catastrophic 07-08 season, and I was sorry to see him run off to Russia for babes and rubles. But now he's back and trying out for the team, so hooray!
This Dan Fritsche guy doesn't sound too bad either. Still quite young, a U.S. Murkin, played for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Minnesota Wild and some other people, seems solid as a fourth line sort of guy.
Come to think of it, Popovic looks a damn sight better than a few of the official Thrashers d-men contending for the bottom pairing. Two of them, actually. You know who I'm talking about. Not Anssi Salmela; that guy rules.
Also, from the Twitter files of USA Today's Kevin Allen:
Just talked to Atlanta GM Don Waddell and he says he's still confident he will re-sign Ilya Kovalchuk. They have traded offers.