The Atlanta Hawks will not be sold to California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo.
The signs are still up outside the IceForum, a rink in suburban Atlanta.
The ownership group of the Atlanta Hawks says the team will not soon be sold.
Michael Gearon Jr. backed away from the microphones and cameras, overcome by the emotion of a day he hoped would never come for the Atlanta Thrashers.
First, the Flames. Now, the Thrashers.
The Atlanta Thrashers' sale and move to Winnipeg is not yet official, but Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed talked on Tuesday as if losing the team is inevitable.
About 200 Atlanta Thrashers fans gathered on Saturday to tailgate outside Philips Arena for perhaps the final time.
The NHL gave Atlanta a mulligan, a do-over, a shot at hockey redemption.