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It’s official: Winnipeg’s back in the NHL

The negotiations are complete: True North Sports and Entertainment is buying the Atlanta Thrashers and is moving the team to Winnipeg‘s MTS Centre for the 2011-2012 season, subject to approval from the NHL’s Board of Governors. Approval of the sale by the Board of Governors is contingent on TNSE proving the market will support an […]

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Hawks/Thrashers ownership lawsuit settled

A contentious lawsuit among the owners of the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and the Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) has been settled, clearing the way for Atlanta Spirit to either bring in new investors or address the future of the Thrashers — a franchise considered to have “issues” by the NHL. The settlement provides for six partners to […]

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Next up for the NHL: The Atlanta Thrashers

With attendance next to last and an ownership group clearly uninterested in running a hockey franchise, the next project for the NHL seems to be solving the ongoing problem that is the Atlanta Thrashers. There’s a solid core of hockey fans in Atlanta, but not enough to fill the seats of Philips Arena when the […]

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