Atlanta Thrashers season preview

A lot of things will have to go right for the Thrashers to make the playoffs, including the emergence of scoring stud Kovalchuk as a true leader. It says here it won't happen. Atlanta finishes fourth in the Southeast, 11th in the East.

BUZZ FACTORStock EvenStock even (but teetering). No team needs to make the playoffs more than the Thrashers in a town where college football is king, Michael Vick is a prince and hockey is the frog.