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06-30-2011, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Z Man 1990 View Post
If the NHL expands to like KC, Houston, or Seattle (or any combination of the three), Atlanta Spirit could get an AHL team. They still own the rights to the "Thrashers" name, so it is possible that the Thrashers might return as an AHL team.
The NHL owns the rights to all defunct NHL team names and logos. That is why the Bridgeport Soundtigers became the Whale, not the Whalers, last season. They couldn't even be the Whalers in the AHL, let alone the NHL, without NHL consent.

I am surprised that nobody else noticed this error.

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