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Winnipeg NHL Relocation Means Thrashers Staff Out Of Jobs

We already know Atlanta Thrashers president Don Waddell and general manager Rick Dudley won't be accompanying the team to Winnipeg. Now the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore reported the rest of the team's staff also won't be included in the new Winnipeg NHL franchise, which amounts to quite a few jobs lost due to the Atlanta Spirit Group's sale.

Most hockey fans have been sensitive to the city's loss of the Thrashers and its effects on both sports fans and employees alike. But here's one poorly worded Winnipeg media reaction to Atlantans losing their jobs:

The purging begins RT "@ajcthrashers: #Thrashers staff,incl equipment managers,trainers&strength coach have been told they won't go to Wpg"less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

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