From Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
I’m glad this one didn’t drag out any longer. John Anderson is officially the Thrashers’ new coach.
Read his short entry about the hiring here.
I am happy to see Anderson get a chance at the NHL level. This guy has been a consistent winner at the AHL level and will now get a chance to try and achieve the same success his best friend Bruce Boudreau did in Washington. However, the catch is that he has to try and do so with a far less talented roster than his best buddy had to work with.
Most Atlanta fans have been happy about this hire, but The Falconer at Do The Thrashers Have Large Talons? has his reservations. Read his take here.