Thrashers' move to Winnipeg approved

Updated: June 21, 2011, 11:56 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Don Waddell has been through it all with the Atlanta Thrashers since they entered the NHL in 1999.

From general manager to coach to team president, Waddell endured the ups and downs -- mostly downs -- as the franchise struggled on and off the ice.

After 13 years and only one playoff appearance that produced no wins, Tuesday was the day for Waddell and Atlanta to say goodbye to its second hockey team.

The NHL board of governors unanimously approved the sale ...

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