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Thrashers have officially spoken with Torchetti.

According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, General Manager Rick Dudley has in fact sat down with Torchetti and spoken to him about coming aboard. News of a coach will more than likely be announced after this Friday’s NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles. Dudley has made it known that naming a coach before the draft isn’t a priority, as he doesn’t see coaching and drafting prospects to be relevant to one another.

Dudley is planning to meet with another former hire of his, Rockford Ice Hogs coach Bill Peters, at the Draft this weekend about either the head or assistant coaching positions. A decision on head coach will probably be made in the next two weeks.

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