NHL News: 5 Reasons the Atlanta Thrashers' Move to Winnipeg Is Good for the NHL

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NHL News: 5 Reasons the Atlanta Thrashers' Move to Winnipeg Is Good for the NHL
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We are witnessing a new age in the NHL, as we are finally in the position to gain the seventh NHL team in Winnipeg.

It didn't work for Jim Balsillie when he made efforts to bring Pittsburgh, Nashville or Phoenix north of the 49th parallel, but it seems as if we didn't need him whatsoever.  All we needed to do was wait for another Atlanta franchise to be a financial nightmare.

Here are five reasons why Atlanta moving to Winnipeg will be good for the NHL in the short-term, as well as the long-term.

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