Post by hui43210 on Oct 2, 2010 11:40:08 GMT -5
I basically asked why he was wearing a hockey jersey at a Braves game and he said that he wanted to show support for the Thrashers because the rumors are starting to get around that this could be the last year in Atlanta.
I told him that I hadn't heard anything as of late other than the team was up for sale not like the Phoenix situation. Apparently his wife's brother (or something like that) works for Phillips Arena and he said that there have been conversations as of late with a possible buyer in Canada. Now I asked what city and he didn't know but was hearing Winnipeg and Quebec City. Of course the conversation moved into the Phoenix thing and I told him that I was pretty sure that TNSE was going to purchase the Yotes while an arena is likely to be built in Quebec City. He wasn't as up to speed on all of this as I was (being on these boards every day). We talked about the lack of support here and that this is just not a hockey city. He, of course, disagreed and felt that the team would do well if they put a competitive franchise on the ice. He is right to a certain extent but let's face it. This team's seasons are numbered.
Now, I know this is just some guy and I was probably hearing this 17th hand but it was interesting. The current ownership is trying to sell the Hawks/Thrashers/Phillips Arena as a whole however they are not generating much interest and my guess would be because of the Thrashers.
I think they'll be in Quebec City soon.
personally, this could be proof that we are geting a team in 2011 no matter what happens with phoenix