“It’s a position that he likes to play. It’s a position that I thought he was well on his way to being a top, top defenseman in Chicago. We moved him to forward because we had no size up front. Obviously, he proved to be a very effective forward, but that doesn’t mean he’s not an effective defenseman.”
– Atlanta Thrashers GM and former Chicago Blackhawks assistant GM Rick Dudley on the likelihood Dustin Byfuglien gets moved back to defense with the Thrashers.