Stick-tap to Stanley Cup of Chowder on this find. Peverley doesn’t sound overwhelmed but he does sound positive to be traded to a team solidly in playoff contention, which makes sense. He was notified of the trade while he was at the rink, getting ready for practice. Apparently he was completely unaware that anything was going down, and was taken by surprise.
Nothing negative to be said about Atlanta, which for some reason is the first things fan listen for when a player is traded away. He was a popular player for two years and owes the Thrashers his fresh start in the NHL, but will have more than enough opportunities in Boston to succeed.