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NHL Sending Thrashers Fans Form Letter: 'We Value Your Support'

Atlanta Thrashers fans have been sending emails to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman over the past couple weeks, and apparently today started receiving form letters back insisting on the league's continued attempts to ... well, resolve the Thrashers situation, whatever that means.

Quite a few fans have already taken to Twitter to complain about the mass response. Text of the letter:

Dear [Name],

Thank you for your e-mail. Commissioner Bettman sends his appreciation for your interest in the NHL and your passion for the Thrashers.

As a League, we take all franchise matters very seriously because we understand the emotional and financial investments you make in the game and in our franchises. We make all reasonable and best efforts to maintain franchises in their current locations, and we have approached the Thrashers' situation no differently from that of any other franchise. We have been working with the Thrashers' ownership for some time in quest of a solution to their issues, and we continue to work with them because of its importance to us and to you.

Again, we value your support of the Thrashers and the NHL. Thank you so much for taking the time to write.


National Hockey League Public Relations

Reassuring, I'm sure.

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