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  TheDowman
 
May 18, 2011 4:00:20 pm
 
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Canned response from the NHL
I decided to take a few minutes yesterday to drop an e-mail to Commissioner Bettman (Please register to see emails in posts.) to add my voice to the chorus trying to keep the Thrashers here in Atlanta.

The canned response was to be expected, and tells us nothing new. Thus I figured I may as well waste your time with it, too.

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Mr. Bettman,

As Commissioner of the NHL, I implore you to please do everything in your power to keep the Thrashers in Atlanta, and do not give up on this Top 10 television market.

Atlanta fans DO love hockey, and turned out for the games until it became clear the the current owners were being deceitful in their dealings with the fanbase, didnt have a clue about hockey, and couldn't care less about putting a winning squad on the ice. Atlanta loves sports, but more than that Atlanta loves winning sports. If the Thrashers ownership had the mental capacity to get guys who can assemble, motivate, and coach a winning squad, Philips Arena would be packed every game! Give us an exciting team, and Atlanta fans return that excitement, along with lots of our money.

Please! Don't punish Atlanta fans for an infantile, back-stabbing ownership group. Keep the Thrashers in Atlanta!!!!

Thank you.

Regards,
-TheDowman
Atlanta Thrashers season ticket holder for 8 years, and a hockey fan for his whole life.

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NHL's reply:

Dear Steve:

Thank you for your e-mail. Commissioner Bettman sends his appreciation for
your interest in the NHL and your passion for the Thrashers.

As a League, we take all franchise matters very seriously because we
understand the emotional and financial investments you make in the game and
in our franchises. We make all reasonable and best efforts to maintain
franchises in their current locations, and we have approached the
Thrashers' situation no differently from that of any other franchise. [Me:
Oh, really? Does this mean you're going help us the way you helped Phoenix???]
We have been working with the Thrashers' ownership for some time in quest of a
solution to their issues, and we continue to work with them because of its
importance to us and to you.

Again, we value your support of the Thrashers and the NHL. Thank you so
much for taking the time to write.

Sincerely,

National Hockey League Public Relations



 
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  behind the net
 
May 18, 2011 6:51:28 pm
 
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We should create our own canned response letter in return.
 
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  Bongo
 
May 19, 2011 9:06:12 am
 
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How's this?

Dear Gary: Kiss my dyin' *** you vertically challenged motherfucker. If you're willing to sacrifice a market as large as Atlanta's just to rid yourselves of that festering pestilence Atlanta Spirit LLC(Lowdown Lying Cunts*)then the NHL will always be a third rate league that can't hope to compete with the majors. I suggest you use some of that 60Mil to hire someone to start your car every morning. You can run but you can't hide.

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  Bongo
 
May 19, 2011 9:07:33 am
 
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Oh yeah. I need that e-mail addy for Bettman.
 
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  ShutUp
 
May 19, 2011 10:25:05 am
 
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quote:
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Oh yeah. I need that e-mail addy for Bettman.



Please register to see emails in posts.

 
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  Bongo
 
May 19, 2011 11:30:05 am
 
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Register this!
 
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  TheDowman
 
May 19, 2011 2:32:41 pm
 
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quote:
Bongo said...
Oh yeah. I need that e-mail addy for Bettman.



gbettman at nhl.com


 
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  ApeKing
 
May 19, 2011 9:46:03 pm
 
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http://m.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/atlanta-thrashers-moving-to-winnipeg/article2029179/?service=mobile
 
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  AMike
 
May 19, 2011 10:11:13 pm
 
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The CBC, AJC, and other sources are saying it's not a done deal...yet. It's not looking good and the end is near.

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  behind the net
 
May 20, 2011 8:13:58 am
 
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It amuses me that the only thing holding this up is the NHL and ASG bickering over the relocation fee.
 
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  Tekneek
 
May 20, 2011 10:37:30 am
 
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quote:
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It amuses me that the only thing holding this up is the NHL and ASG bickering over the relocation fee.



ASG wants all the money, because it was all about money for them. Conspiracy theories aside, the NHL would want to extract a fee for the trouble ASG has and is causing.

 
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  dmatos
 
May 20, 2011 11:20:15 am
 
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Here's mine...and they nicely subscribed that email address to their newsletter.


Dear Dave:

Thank you for your e-mail. Commissioner Bettman sends his appreciation for
your interest in the NHL and your passion for the Thrashers.

As a League, we take all franchise matters very seriously because we
understand the emotional and financial investments you make in the game and
in our franchises. We make all reasonable and best efforts to maintain
franchises in their current locations, and we have approached the
Thrashers' situation no differently from that of any other franchise. We
have been working with the Thrashers' ownership for some time in quest of a
solution to their issues, and we continue to work with them because of its
importance to us and to you.

Again, we value your support of the Thrashers and the NHL. Thank you so
much for taking the time to write.

Sincerely,

National Hockey League Public Relations

 
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May 20, 2011 11:22:37 am
 
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  COUSIN ELVIS
 
May 21, 2011 2:15:13 pm
 
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PLZ EVERY1 STOP WITH THE "IFS"

NOT 4 ANYBODY ELSES BENEFIT, BUT FOR YOUR OWN. THE SOONER YOU MAKE YOUR PEACE THE BETTER.

TURNER HAD THE TEAM UP FOR SALE FOR A LONG TIME. THERE WERE 2 BUYERS INTERESTED. A USED CAR SALESMAN FROM TEXAS AND THIS GROUP. THERE ARE NO BETTER OWNERS THAT WANT TO KEEP THE TEAM IN ATLANTA.

AND IT WAS DURING A LOT BETTER ECONOMY TIMES.

HOCKEY IS HARD ENOUGH IN SUNBELT CITYS WITHOUT A NBA TEAM. DURN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE FOR TEAMS WITH A NBA TEAM. BE GREATFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAD.
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  CheapSeats
 
May 23, 2011 9:41:39 am
 
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quote:
COUSIN ELVIS said...
PLZ EVERY1 STOP WITH THE "IFS"

NOT 4 ANYBODY ELSES BENEFIT, BUT FOR YOUR OWN. THE SOONER YOU MAKE YOUR PEACE THE BETTER.

TURNER HAD THE TEAM UP FOR SALE FOR A LONG TIME. THERE WERE 2 BUYERS INTERESTED. A USED CAR SALESMAN FROM TEXAS AND THIS GROUP. THERE ARE NO BETTER OWNERS THAT WANT TO KEEP THE TEAM IN ATLANTA.

AND IT WAS DURING A LOT BETTER ECONOMY TIMES.

HOCKEY IS HARD ENOUGH IN SUNBELT CITYS WITHOUT A NBA TEAM. DURN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE FOR TEAMS WITH A NBA TEAM. BE GREATFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAD.
.




got to hate it when the voice of reason comes out of the front end of the enraged wolverine. ASG got the Thrashers essentially for free (when you look at the market value of the teams and venue vs. price they paid). If they had just run the team as honest caretakers, hockey would have done ok here as a component of the overall winter sports options. But, with the lawsuits, Heatley crash and lockout any momentum they had was killed and ASG had no stomach for spending money to restart a product that they weren't interested in.

What really sucks is that after giving the city almost a decade of mediocre basketball, and killing an NHL team, they are likely to end up making a pantload of money when they sell these teams.

 
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  dmatos
 
May 26, 2011 3:45:16 pm
 
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quote:
CheapSeats said...

What really sucks is that after giving the city almost a decade of mediocre basketball, and killing an NHL team, they are likely to end up making a pantload of money when they sell these teams.



Now that's a sign of good businessmen....

 
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May 26, 2011 4:20:37 pm
 
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quote:
dmatos said...
quote:
CheapSeats said...

What really sucks is that after giving the city almost a decade of mediocre basketball, and killing an NHL team, they are likely to end up making a pantload of money when they sell these teams.



Now that's a sign of good businessmen....



True. And ASG's teams suck *** - like all sports teams run as businesses instead of big ego, labors of love.

 
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