SniperJoe: Hey now KingKauff, it's not like he's the head coach of the Atlanta THRASHERS!
KingKauff: SniperJoe: Hey now KingKauff, it's not like he's the head coach of the Atlanta THRASHERS!True, but I still stand by my statement. Also, do NOT get me started on the Thrashers. I mostly blame Gary Bettman for that whole fiasco. Don't listen to him when he talks about attendance. Atlanta showed up to the games. Consistently. Bettman just wanted the millions of dollars he'd get if he could place a team back in Winnipeg.
FLMountainMan: The only NBA franchise I can think of that is more irrelevant than the Hawks is the Bucks. Really, Milwaukee might have the lowest profile of any professional sports team. The last interesting thing they did was trade Lew Alcindor.
Gunny Highway: The important thing is that you found someone to blame.
EngineerAU: Gunny Highway: The important thing is that you found someone to blame.I blame the ownership group made up of a bunch of guys too poor to be able to afford a team on their own so they all went through their couch cushions to find enough coin. They're basketball guys. They didn't want to own a hockey team and they found a way to get rid of it at the first chance they had. That also helped pay off the original deal after the purchase of both teams that left them overextended. They've been dysfunctional ever since. Heck, they even tried to sue their law firm for not keeping the members of the group from fighting among themselves. The NHL should have never approved the sale of the Thrashers and the NBA probably would have been better off not approving the deal either. Ownership groups are a recipe for a poorly run club.[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x227]
Rapmaster2000: The last Hawks game I went to was Hawks - Bucks. ... At least the tickets were free.
NicktheSmoker: Yeah, sadly no one gives a crap about hockey down here. I sure don't.
KingKauff: The most hilarious aspect about the hockey side of that is that THERE WERE OFFERS TO BUY THE TEAM AND KEEP IT IN ATLANTA!
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