Atlanta Thrashers Sold; Preparing To Be Moved To Winnipeg

Discussion in 'Hockey Talk' started by themush, May 31, 2011.

  1. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

    True North Sports and Entertainment has completed its deal to purchase the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers, clearing the way to move them to Winnipeg. True North announced the deal at a news conference Tuesday at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, the arena the team will call home next season, pending league approval. he deal bringing the NHL back to Manitoba is worth $170 million, including a $60 million relocation fee that will be split by the rest of the league, a source told's Pierre LeBrun. "It's nice to be back in Winnipeg after all these years," said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who attended the news conference. Thrashers co-owner Bruce Levenson said despite the time, effort and resources spent trying to keep the team in Atlanta, it wasn't meant to be. "This is not the outcome we wanted and it's extremely disappointing that a buyer or significant investor did not come forward that would enable us to keep the team in Atlanta," Levenson said.

    Source ESPN
  2. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    As it should be!
  3. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    not a shocker here. the NHL has too many teams
  4. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

    They aren't contracting team SG, they just relocated one.
  5. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Screwin buttholes the NHL made 60 mil If I ain't mistaken from this deal....

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  6. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    amazing it took two tries to realize hockey won't work in atlanta.
  7. panthergrl

    panthergrl One and Only GTO Woman

    With this move,I fear my Fla Panthers will follow the same fate! The Owners and Management of this team sucks azz,and dont know their azzes from a hole in the ground! 10 yrs of being in a playoff drought! WTF???? If and when it happens,sad to say it wouldnt surprise me.
  8. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

    Hate da stinkin' Panters.
  9. PSID412USM

    PSID412USM Pro Bowler

    At the end of the day if you lose enough money they look to move so