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NHL: Thrashers, bound for Winnipeg, bid tearful farewell to Atlanta

June 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In Atlanta, there was little reaction. A co-owner said the group that controls the Thrashers, the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and operating rights to Philips Arena did all it could to find someone who would help keep the financially ailing NHL team in the city. No one made a serious offer. Continue Reading

UND grad makes it happen

May 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Mark Chipman is key player in Winnipeg acquisitionThe NHL is headed back to Winnipeg. And the man who made it happen is a former Sioux football player who earned both an undergraduate degree and a law degree at UND in the 1980s. Continue Reading

Stanley Cup finalists welcome Winnipeg to NHL

May 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Kevin Bieksa survived and thrived during a winter in Winnipeg, and he thinks the former Atlanta Thrashers will do just fine in the frigid center of Canada. The defenseman and several of his Vancouver Canucks teammates joined Tuesday in sending congratulations to the Thrashers, who upstaged the eve of the Stanley Cup finals with the announcement of their sale and impending move to Winnipeg. Continue Reading

NHL: Thrashers, not Coyotes, may end up in Winnipeg

April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

With Phoenix team possibly staying put, True North turns attention to Atlanta franchise Continue Reading

NHL Diversity: An evolution

January 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Thrashers hope days of all-white hockey are over, both on and off the ice Continue Reading&

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