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01-25-2013, 01:02 PM
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WildGopher
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Originally Posted by nhlfan79 View Post
That's pretty much it, Killion. Thank you for being a rare voice of reason whenever the Atlanta situation comes up. We fans knew very well that the owners were actively working to destroy the team and salt the NHL earth here, despite their implausible and repeated denials over the course of many years. We could see it with our own eyes. By the end, it was laughable, as we barely fielded an AHL roster that last half-season. Door giveaways were reduced from bobbleheads, team calendars, posters, etc. to things like cheap Delta luggage tags.

ASG didn't want the team, and furthermore, felt threatened by the possibility of a successful hockey team in another owner's hands because it would compete for the fans' precious winter sports dollars that they hoped the Hawks could corner.

While the Hawks are doing ok on the court, they don't draw flies except for a couple of games when other marquee teams come in. The fanbase here saw what happened and won't give them their business. We all hope and pray they sell. Til then, we're hostages to their arrogance, lies, and general ineptitude.
I give credit to fans who don't take the guff bad ownership dishes out. More power to those Atlanta fans who've stopped giving their money to the Hawks/Thrashers owners who played games with their franchises. I understand Coyotes fans staying away from the Job with with the way the NHL has played that city. People ask how Minnesota could have lost an NHL team, but fans there, including me, just stayed away from arrogant owners like the Gunds and later when we realized what Norm Green was up to. There are better things to do with your money than to feed someone's agenda when their greed totally ignores the fans who are supporting them.

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