Roseau's Big Buff headed to Atlanta
ATLANTA -- Rick Dudley called upon his five years as an assistant coach in Chicago to bring one of the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks' top young players to Atlanta.
Dudley, who in April was promoted to general manager in Atlanta, completed two deals late Wednesday that he said made the Thrashers "significantly better, immediately."
The key acquisition was Blackhawks' playoff star Dustin Byfuglien, a Roseau, Minn., product who had 11 goals in the postseason.
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