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06-13-2011, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by EmptyNetter View Post
But unless I'm mistaken the NHL never decided they wanted to rip the Thrashers from Atlanta. The old ownership group wanted to sell the team and the NHL was unable to find a qualified buyer who would keep the team in Atlanta.
One small nuance -- the NHL never bothered looking too hard for a buyer. Without getting bogged down in details, there was no realistic possibility of anybody making a deal that could have kept them in Atlanta due to the circumstances around their arena situation.

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