Yeah, I'm still traumatized by the Flames running off to Calgary in 1980, but the Flames actually won playoff games. This team doesn't. Maybe if the owners had been paying attention and didn't let Don Waddell trainwreck the franchise while they were off squabbling with Steve Belkin over the Hawks people in this town might care a little bit. Time to let 'em go. People in Canada would actually appreciate the team, move 'em to Winnipeg. Take the Lightning and Coyotes and Hurricanes and all the other misplaced NHL teams with ya.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The Atlanta Spirit ownership group has gotten tired of losing money on the NHL franchise that they ran into the ground due to poor management and neglect, and are now trying to extort some sucker out of the cash necessary to keep the team in Atlanta. Let 'em go. Atlanta is not an NHL town and as long as there's a minor league franchise here, we'll be fine. Don't give me that b-b-b-but then we won't have four major professional sports franchises crap. The NHL hasn't been a major professional sport since they locked out the players and canceled a season over some minor details in a salary cap deal. Atlanta has NASCAR, two major college programs and the Georgia Dome hosting bowl games and tournaments on a regular basis. Don't tell me Atlanta isn't a true sports city because we don't have a pathetic NHL franchise that no one watches. Honestly, I'd much rather have an MLS team at this point.