Thrashers get Hainsey on second day of free agency
Updated: July 2, 2008, 8:07 PM ETBy Scott Burnside | ESPN.com
The Atlanta Thrashers may not have a lot going for them, but GM Don Waddell did manage to lock in the best available defensemen on the market on Wednesday's Day 2 of free agency.The team reached a five-year, $22.5-million deal with former Columbus Blue Jackets blueliner Ron Hainsey, who has terrific upside because of his size (6 foot 3, 209 pounds) and his puck-handling ability.
"Ron is one of the best young defensemen in free agency and we're very happy to ...
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