devlman Posted May 31, 2011 Share Posted May 31, 2011 (edited) LOLWUT The Quebec Nordiques and the original Winnipeg Jets would like to have a word with you, sir. For that matter, so would the Hartford Whalers. But maxpower's question stands: What was the league supposed to do? Force the ownership to retain the team for another year? Anyone trying to compare Atlanta to Phoenix conveniently leaves out the fact that the two situations are drastically different. Lol of course the Jets and Nordiques, but the Flames, Oilers, Sens, and even Habs almost left the country in the 90's. Im not comparing Phx to Atl at all. And at this late stage Atlanta didnt have a chance. But, Im saying Bettman must have known of the Thrashers' situation for a long time. Was he working to find potential owners and/or negotiating with Atlanta Spirit Group to get better lease terms the past year? I didnt hear anything about that. But again, my biggest beef w this whole thing was lamenting the lack of money/American exposure to the game in a place like Winnipeg. Edited May 31, 2011 by devlman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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