Last week, True North Sports and Entertainment came to an agreement to purchase the Atlanta Thrashers and relocate the franchise to Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is the second time hockey has failed in Atlanta, as the previous Atlanta Flames franchise was moved to Calgary.
With the second Winnipeg era set to start next season, I thought I would take a look back at some of the best players to play for the Thrashers and create the all-time team. Since Atlanta had little NHL success, this was definitely a challenge, but I think I came up with some solid players to form this squad.
Here are the players who I think are the best of the best of the Thrashers. Some are currently on the team and will be in Winnipeg next year, but their play to try and turn Atlanta around this year deserves recognition.
As always, feel free to let me know of anyone I might have missed.