Thrashers Bolster Blueline
The Atlanta Thrashers plan to acquire a real dummy to play defence, according to my sources within the team. Charlie McCarthy, 28, has previously played for the Atlanta where ge set a career-high in assists (12) and tied his career-high in points (16) in 46 games with the Thrashers during the 2006-07 season.
Prior to his professional career, McCartny played bass for the Beatles and spent several less productive years with the Wings. McCarthy was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, 23rd overall, of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
(Edgar Bergan contributed to this story.)