During a tailgate in support of the Atlanta Thrashers over the weekend, forward Chris Thorburn showed up to thank the fans for their efforts. He also spoke with the local FOX affiliate. What's he think of Atlanta Spirit Group, the guys who are trying to push the team out of town through a lengthy, often nasty sale?
"For owners to turn their backs on you, it kind of makes you mad. Obviously, we don’t know every aspect of the deal or where they’re coming from because it hasn’t been publicly noted in the paper, but from everything we’ve heard, from rumors that we’ve heard, it’s discouraging just knowing that they’re trying to dump us. That makes a guy mad."
You have to imagine just about all of the Thrashers players feel that way, even when guys like Bryan Little tried to look on the bright side of playing in Winnipeg. In a different interview, Little wondered out loud about how cool it'd be to have the sports attention of the whole city.