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06-24-2011, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by eggy2486 View Post
what other teams are they going to watch? There's no colleges with hockey down there, NHL is the only better league and they would have to take a trip to FL, TN, or NC to watch a game .. at least with a team there, it will give the hockey fans something to watch in person, ticket prices would be lower too which would make it easier for families to come (not that Thrashers tickets were very high to begin with) .... that being said, your point is noted, it would be interesting to see just how many fans are down there who would watch a minor league team in person over watching an NHL game at home or a bar, etc
Actually that is not true about the colleges. I'm pretty sure UGA, Tech and Kennesaw each have a team. Granted nobody but the students probably knows this but that is a different story. As to Atlanta being able to support an AHL team, well we did support an IHL team before getting the Thrashers and that team was in the playoffs each year it was here and won the Turner cup in its second year.

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