I realize I'm a few hours delayed on this hiring, but I wanted to make sure the server switch was complete before I posted something and it got eaten. Again.
Stothers continues the trend of hirings of people familiar with either Craig Ramsay or Rick Dudley. Sothers was assistant coach under Ramsay in Philadelphia. Lots more details can be found on the official Thrashers' press release, though as a quick summary he has head coaching experience in the OHL, AHL assistant coaching experience with the Hershey Bears, and he also has NHL and AHL playing experience.
The newest assistant coach is a defenseman, which would be beneficial to a club who has had one of the league's highest shot and GA averages in the league for a few years running.