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Vancouver Group Looks to Move Atlanta Thrashers to Hamilton ?

Published by on May 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Move over Jim Balsillie, you aren't the only one in Southern Ontario looking to bring an NHL team to Hamilton.

The Hamilton Spectator reported Saturday that a Vancouver-based group is interested in moving the, financially strapped, Atlanta Thrashers to Canada's steel city.

A source told the newspaper that the proposal is being led by Vancouver developer Tom Gaglardi and that he would be interested in moving the team to the city, possibly in time for the 2010 season.

The source stated this week that Gaglardi, president of Northland Properties, the parent company of Sandman Hotels, is the key principal in the second hockey group interested in Hamilton.

Gaglardi heads River City Hockey Inc., a fi...

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