23 April, 2014

Are the Southeast’s Walls Crumbling Down?

It was eye-catching and amusing, beholding the verb tense in the opening couple of sentences of the Atlanta Thrashers’ Wikipedia entry:

“The Atlanta Thrashers were a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. They were members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).”

The entry was subsequently modified. Though perhaps to be modified again — perhaps even today. Because of:

This tweet from Fan590 personality Greg Brady:

Brady added in a subsequent tweet: “Let’s face it. Gary might have needed to keep Coyotes in PHX to free up Winnipeg for Thrashers. Quebec’s not ready in 11-12.”


  1. TG wrote:

    So Atlanta to the ‘Peg. That means, what? Columbus to the Southeast and Atlanta/Winnipeg moving to the West? They’re not going to break up NY/NY/NJ/Phi/Pit, you wouldn’t think. Who else can they move? Dallas? Detroit?

    12 May, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink
  2. I’d think that Nashville would fit better into the footprint of the Southeast Div than Columbus. Lose Atlanta, gain Nashville.

    I just want the Isles to get into a new division, so the Caps can get back to the Patrick Division.

    12 May, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
  3. Sturt wrote:

    Yikes, surely this means we end up with Nashville….

    12 May, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
  4. Goat wrote:

    Great, three more home games that nobody will show up for.

    12 May, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  5. Goat wrote:

    Although I guess it’s a wash, since nobody was showing up for Thrashers games anyway. It’s definitely no better than a lateral move, though.

    12 May, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  6. Alex wrote:

    Well the Preds couldn’t possibly have our number more than the Thrashers did this year.

    12 May, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Permalink