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CaptainCaveMan

Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

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I have a friend who knows a NHL ref. He told me last year before it happened, that Atlanta was going to Winnipeg, when everyone thought it was going to be Phoenix. Well, he was right.

I asked him yesterday if there's any truth to these Phoenix to Quebec rumors. He said he's going to email his ref friend and pass any info on to me. If I find out something good, I'll let you all know!

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The Thrashers belong in Atlanta, as do the Flames really.

That the franchises didn't flourish there is because of poor ownership in both cases. Look it up.

It has nothing do with lack of fan support. Bettman chose one franchise to back over another because of toxic ownership in Atlanta.

That the NHL isn't in the ninth largest U.S. TV market really is shameful. Especially when that same market is corporate headquarters to UPS, Delta, Home Depot and Coca-Cola.

Still, it's hard deny Canadian enthusiasm for hockey and that counts for a lot.

It's hard though when a team leaves a city. I hate to see it for any fan base.

I've lived in Atlanta for about 11 years now, and really in my experience it's just a Football/Baseball town. No one cares about hockey and i'm not overexaggerating. I have worked at jobs with a ton of human interaction, and I can count how many hockey fans I have met here on one hand. There was just very little following, and it was very surprising. Half the people I work with didn't even know we had a hockey team until they were gone, so aside from poor ownership, I also have to contribute a large portion of it to lack of interest.

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I've lived in Atlanta for about 11 years now, and really in my experience it's just a Football/Baseball town. No one cares about hockey and i'm not overexaggerating. I have worked at jobs with a ton of human interaction, and I can count how many hockey fans I have met here on one hand. There was just very little following, and it was very surprising. Half the people I work with didn't even know we had a hockey team until they were gone, so aside from poor ownership, I also have to contribute a large portion of it to lack of interest.

Add to that, Atlanta isn't that great of a sports town to begin with.

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From TSN;

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Financially, the Jets made too much money to qualify for the revenue-sharing model they studied so carefully.

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That means only one thing: More for Uncle Gary!!!

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