Ouch. I know Byron Dafoe needed to go back to work, but there had to be another team he could have signed with even for a little less money. Dafoe (and the rest of the Thrashers) lost to Montreal in his Thrasher debut.
One of Dafoe’s challenges with Atlanta is definitely going to be backstopping a team that doesn’t play defense, and doesn’t really seem to know how.
Dafoe is in for a long season.
Also, please note that Atlanta seems to be spending billions of dollars paying around 10 different goalies — maybe they can get some of them to play as defensemen, but wearing the goalie gear. Just a thought.