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Dustin Byfuglien On Thrashers Move To Winnipeg: 'There's Good And Bad'

A few Atlanta Thrashers players have been heard from regarding the team's pending relocation to Winnipeg, but not the team's most prominent. Dustin Byfuglien has now spoken to the Winnipeg Free Press about the move, and it sounds like he's excited -- my favorite part is when he's asked about being used to the cold. Winnipeg is cold.

And unlike Ben Eager or Chris Mason, he had nothing but good things to say about Atlanta and its hockey fans, along with disapproval of the Atlanta Spirit Group:

I definitely enjoyed Atlanta a lot. There are fans there and there were good crowds. It was fun to play there and I enjoyed it, the city and everything. But just the way the organization was run, it wasn't up to standards that's for sure.    

Thrashers fans will also enjoy that he pointed out Chicago Blackhawks attendance was "7,000 people" per night when he first arrived, but that more people came out as the team started winning.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.