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April 14, 2011 | 10:38am ET
Thrashers want more offense

As the Thrashers focus on re-signing some of their top players, GM Rick Dudley also wants to bring in another scoring threat for next season.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dudley admitted that one of the priorities this off-season would be to find more fire power up front.

"I think we have a pretty good situation [with a core of young players]," Dudley told the paper earlier this week. "We obviously don't have a perfect situation. What I see that we don't have currently, that a lot of teams have, is a guy who scores with regularity.

"You look at a team like Calgary that made a run at the playoffs much because of Jarome Iginla. Take a look at Anaheim, who decided they wanted to play at a different level this year with three players [Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan], all of whom are basically superstars and they carried their team into the playoffs. We can go down the list and every team has one.

"We may have one in one of our young players like [Alexander] Burmistrov or [Evander] Kane. We should have one in [Dustin] Byfuglien, [Tobias] Enstrom. But up front, we could really use somebody who can score if we want to expedite the process."

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