It was a disappointing year at Philips Arena, as the Atlanta Thrashers got off to a very slow start and were unable to earn a spot in the NHL playoffs. Atlanta ended up with a 4th place finish in the Southeast Division. Bob Hartley did not last long this season as the Thrashers’ coach; he was replaced by GM Don Waddell after a 0-6 start. Bright spots for the Thrashers team include the play of Ilya Kovalchuk – his 52 goals tied his own franchise record – and Tobias Enstrom. If the Thrash can acquire a playmaking center to complement Kovalchuk, they can begin to mount a credible attempt to win the Stanley Cup.
The Atlanta Thrashers had a pretty good 2006-07 season, winning the Southeast Division, but they were knocked out of the playoffs by the New York Rangers in the first round. That just means that they’re starting out the 2007-08 season with something to prove, but much will depend on the health of aging new additions Ken Klee and Karel Pilar. Will experience triumph over youth? See for yourself at Philips Arena as the Atlanta Thrashers try for a winning season in 2007-2008!
Atlanta welcomed the return of the NHL in 1999 with the arrival of the Thrashers. Previously home to the Flames, Atlanta had been without an NHL team for nearly 20 years when the Flames were sold to a group of Calgary businessmen.
Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and boasts a rabid fan base and great teams. The chances of getting Thrashers tickets are therefore slimmer than you might expect, so don't hesitate to order yours today.
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