This is one of the unfortunate things we can't shake (yet) of the Atlanta Thrashers' legacy: Don Waddell's ineptitude. I have to say, Scott Reynolds was merciful in ignoring the Hainsey and Antropov contracts, yet Waddell still won convincingly. He was also merciful in not looking at some of Waddell's atrocious choices for head coach, or the maintenance of a pretty rough scouting department.
As a Winnipeg fan, I'm sorry to Atlanta fans that it turned out this way. You all got a raw deal, and deserved better.