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Saddened Thrashers fans tailgate

Updated: May 21, 2011, 8:01 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- About 200 Atlanta Thrashers fans gathered on Saturday to tailgate outside Philips Arena for perhaps the final time.

With the Thrashers reportedly close to being sold and moving to Winnipeg, fans blamed the team's ownership group, the Atlanta Spirit, for the club's seemingly imminent departure next week.

The annual "select-a-seat" event, that the Thrashers debuted in 1999, is staged for current and potential season-ticket buyers to come and check out the seats, look at the ...

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