Is there a NHL hockey team in Atlanta?
|History||Atlanta Thrashers 1999–2011 Winnipeg Jets 2011–present|
|Home arena||Philips Arena|
Why doesnt Atlanta have an NHL team? So why was this not the case in Atlanta? There are three reasons: the product put on the ice, the city’s sports culture, and ownership. Though the Thrashers had stars such as Ilya Kovalchuk, Marian Hossa and Dany Heatley during the team’s short history, the team itself always struggled.
Why did the NHL leave Atlanta? The Thrashers moved because AOL Time Warner sold them to a dysfunctional ownership group that were only interested in basketball and arena rights.
What NHL team does Georgia root for? Georgia: Nashville Predators
Georgia used to be home to the Atlanta Thrashers, but now that the team is gone, NHL fans turn to the Nashville Predators.