I was not a fan of the Thrashers taking Boris Valabik at the time, but it grew on me and I see the reasoning. At pick #10, Boris had the best chance of anyone left of becoming a game-changing force. He's got some work to do on his compass skating, but huge guys have time to develop. I don't expect anyone here to take my word for anything, so I reference what writers & scouts said in HF's "OHL Top 40 prospects for the 2005 draft". His name kept coming up, like he was the only defenseman in the league. None of it sounded like Boris was being used as a human turnstile. I realize the OHL is not the NHL, but it sounds like Boris is doing something right. Both Coburn and Valabik are big and strong enough to have 30 min per game potential, so once Valabik grows into his body one of these two should be on the Atlanta ice pretty much all the time. That's in front of Lehtonen and behind Kovalchuk and Heatley. I would hate to have to play Atlanta then.