Atlanta was moved as quick as it was because Bettman wanted to stop the "move the Coyotes back to Winnipeg" talk. If Atlanta had a competent ownership group and front office and hadn't been a joke for most of their existence I think they would have been relatively successful. Instead, they got moved as soon as it was possible while the league has done everything possible to keep the failed experiment in Glendale.
To this day, I cannot figure out why they keep trying to keep the
Phoenix Arizona Coyotes propped up, while they just bailed on the Thrashers. Not a group I would trust to pull off a 4 team expansion.
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