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New NHL Team Won't Be Called Winnipeg Thrashers, Says Don Waddell

Former Atlanta Thrashers president Don Waddell has gone ahead and taken one non-Jets name off the table for you, Winnipeg: in a Tuesday conference call, he said the team won't use the Thrashers name, as that brand is still owned by the Atlanta Spirit Group.

Which, all right, great! If at any point down the road you buy some new Thrashers stuff to remember the long lost team or to be a sports hipster, you'll be putting more money into the ASG's eight-pocketed pockets. As our own Phil Foley points out, the ASG will even continue to see revenue trickle in from youth hockey teams paying to use the nickname. 

Totally unreasonable demand that feels like it makes sense to say for some reason: the rights to the name, logo and colors should be burned in a bonfire. 

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