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Acquired: Blake Wheeler, Freddy Modin, Rob Schremp, Mark Stuart, Brett Festerling, Ben Maxwell, Radek Dvorak, 2011 fifth-round pick
Traded: Rich Peverley, Boris Valabik, 2011 seventh-round pick, Brent Sopel, Nigel Dawes, Niclas Bergfors, Patrick Rissmiller
Wheeler had spent the last three seasons with Boston, setting a career high of 45 points and a plus-36 rating in his 2008-09 rookie campaign. He had 27 points and a plus-eight in 58 games before being traded and has three points and a plus-one rating in his first four games in Atlanta.
Stuart, who had been with Boston since 2007-08, had five points and a plus-eight in 31 games with the Bruins this year. However, he has done little with Atlanta since being acquired and has zero points to go with a minus-two rating in four games.
Schremp, a waiver wire pickup from the New York Islanders, was in his second full season with the Isles. He had 25 points in 44 games last year, but had 22 points in 45 games this year after missing 11 games with a back injury.
Atlanta loses a steady defenseman in Sopel, who was a 2010 Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks. He had seven points and a plus-seven rating in 59 games with the Thrashers.
Dawes and Valabik had both spent much of their seasons in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves. Dawes has fared better, however, tallying 44 points in 47 games. He was also more productive in his NHL time, posting nine points in nine games with Atlanta.
Valabik, on the other hand, had just seven points in 80 games with the Thrashers. He also had nine points in 49 games with the Wolves.
One of Atlanta's biggest losses is Rich Peverley, who had played three years with the team. He was fourth on the Thrashers with 34 points and second with six power play goals.
The Thrashers also gave up forward Niclas Bergfors. Bergfors was traded to Atlanta from the New Jersey Devils last year and had 46 points through 79 games. He had 29 points through 52 games this season before being moved.
Modin was in his first year with Atlanta, but is injury-prone and has not played a full season since 2003-04. The closest he came recently was playing 79 games in 2006-07. This year, he has been limited to 36 games and posted 10 points and a minus-11.
Although Atlanta gave up some good pieces, they also picked up some players who will help their team. Wheeler is only 24 years old and has room for improvement, while Stuart is third on the team in plus/minus. They also add veteran Radek Dvorak, who is a consistent 20-30 point scorer and can make up for the offense lost from the departures of Peverley and Bergfors.