Fans plan rally to save Thrashers

BY foxsports • May 18, 2011

Atlanta Thrashers fans are planning to take advantage of possibly their last opportunity to demonstrate support for the NHL to remain in Atlanta.

The Thrashers fan club is planning a rally before the team's annual select-a-seat event for season-ticket holders at Philips Arena on Saturday.

Lisa Lewis, the fan club president, said Wednesday she expects a ''pretty big turnout.''

According to reports in Atlanta and Winnipeg, Thrashers owners are in negotiations with True North Sports and Entertainment, which would relocate the team to Winnipeg.

The ownership group, led by Bruce Levenson and Michael Gearon Jr., also could sell the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, possibly to John Moores, who owns about 50 percent of the San Diego Padres.

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