Fantasy Impact: The Thrashers have signed Swedish winger Fredrik Modin to a one-year contract.
The Thrashers Get: a big winger with a heavy shot. Modin played very well for the Kings down the stretch and during the first round of the playoffs. He has lost a step or two with his speed, but he is a smart player and can fill a variety of roles on a team.
Fantasy Players Impacted: More competition for Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien. Both Ladd and Modin can play scoring roles or on a checking line. He upgrades Atlanta’s scoring depth, but takes away a potentially open spot in the top nine from a few of Atlanta’s top prospects.
New Atlanta lines:
Don’t forget that the Thrashers are toying with the idea of moving Byfuglien back to his natural position of defense (at even strength, at least).
Fantasy Players this helps, in order:
1. Fredrik Modin
Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:
1. Angelo Esposito
2. Fredrik Petterson
3. Spencer Machacek