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01-01-2013, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by sandysan View Post
How long did time warner own the thrashers, 3 years? So its okay to award an expansion team then let them sell the team to whomever they want before the paint has dried ? To a group that didn't want the team ?
The A$G clowns didn't get their filthy claws on the Thrashers until Sept. 2005. The turning point may have come two years earlier, when Ted Turner was forced out of the picture by Time Warner, who had no interest in retaining ownership of the team.

Your point still stands, the NHL failed miserably in its due diligence of vetting an ownership group whose only goal was the flip the franchise to an out of market buyer as soon as legally possible.

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