Atlanta Thrashers fans among the couple hundred or so at Saturday's tailgate near Philips Arena presented an assortment of different memories from the franchise's time in Atlanta when I polled them. The only one that came up multiple times, in fact -- and at least three different fans mentioned it -- was the memorial the team held before its 2003 home opener, which included a moment of silence and a bagpipes performance in honor of player Dan Snyder, who'd been killed in a car wreck with teammate Dany Heatley at the wheel.
Here's one Thrashers fan talking about that game against the Columbus Blue Jackets:
Winnipeg, you're going to have to do a good job of remembering Snyder. Though he's not a part of Winnipeg Jets history, you can't tell the story of the Thrashers without remembering the night the team essentially lost both him and Heatley.
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