I was recently watching footage of the last Whalers game and, man, I was getting a little choked up. I feel bad for Phoenix. I should definitely make my way up there for a game. It'd be an experience to see their last one. I'd have to wear my Whalers jersey in solidarity.
You've got to give it up for their front office staff the last several years too. Putting a quality team on ice in really dire conditions.
Atlanta was the most fun I've ever had at a hockey game. Literally shared a section with four other people. There weren't exactly anyone checking tickets either, so after the first period most would basically enter the lower bowls.
I hope the NHL eventually returns there. And they have better ownership and support.