Audette says he wanted to remain with the Thrashers

Via: Atlanta Journal Constitution

'"I always wanted to sign with the Thrashers," Audette said. "(Waddell) knew I wanted four years (guaranteed) or three and an option. When he offered me two (guaranteed) plus two (options), it was like offering me nothing. He knew I would turn it down. This wasn't my decision, it was their's. "I understand it's a negotiation. But I don't think I went overboard. I did my job on the ice and I expected them to do their's."'