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11-15-2004, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Cully9
Because their former president Stan Kasten was on TV and talked about his conversation with Goodenow. He said that he told Goodenow that, on its current path, the Thrashers would go belly up, and Goodenow said he didn't care. That's why they got out, according to Kasten.

I would imagine that a new owner bought them because he knew that a new CBA was on the way...and that the Thrashers were part of the package with the Hawks and the arena. For all we know, the Hawks and arena are the attractive commodities in that package.

In any case, my point was about Goodenow's callous nature and how it's just as unseemly as Bettman's. If you want to get caught up in the minutiae, be my guest.
First the arena is not owned by anyone but the city of Atlanta. Second the Thrasher were higher in the standings than the Hawks when the teams were bought, third the value of both teams was a combined 308 million, why did Time Warner keep a share in the team that was that bad off.

Oh and Kasten wrote a article and never mentions bankruptcy.

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