Atlanta is making a third bid to land an NHL team after losing both the Flames and the Thrashers. Former player Anson Carter heads a group that has made a formal request to the league to begin the process of adding an expansion team in the Atlanta area. Carter’s group is the second to express serious interest in bringing another team to Georgia. It was home to the Flames from 1972-80 and the Thrashers from 1999-2011. Both teams moved to Canadian cities because of ownership issues and slumping attendance. Salt Lake City also has formally requested an expansion team through owner Ryan Smith of the NBA’s Utah Jazz.