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NHL News: Atlanta To Move To Winnipeg  
User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
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Many of the avid hockey fans on here will most likely now have heard the news that The True North Sports group has purchased the Atlanta Thrashers and is planning to move them to Winnipeg to bring back the NHL in Manitoba.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=564247

Obviously with the good comes the bad, and it is sad to see a city and its fans loose a team; but at the same time it is always great to see a city so excited and enthusiastic about having an NHL team.

So what are your opinions on this? Are you an excited Winnipeg resident looking forward to supporting NHL hockey again, or are you an Atlanta Thrashers fan still in disbelief that its almost all over for your team?


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User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2239 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Yeah I'm sure the Thrashers fan are saddened by the move, after all of the memories of the long 12-year history of the franchise...

Congrats to Winnipeg, will they be changing the team name back to the Jets? What will become of the AHL's Moose?



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Quoting homer71 (Reply 1):
Congrats to Winnipeg, will they be changing the team name back to the Jets? What will become of the AHL's Moose?

The Jets name is owned and trademarked by the Coyotes. The Moose is going to be moved to St. John's, Newfoundland.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15444 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Quoting homer71 (Reply 1):
Congrats to Winnipeg, will they be changing the team name back to the Jets?

I would hope so, but there may be too much legal wrangling involved.

Quoting homer71 (Reply 1):
Yeah I'm sure the Thrashers fan are saddened by the move,

All eight of them.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Thread starter):
Obviously with the good comes the bad, and it is sad to see a city and its fans loose a team; but at the same time it is always great to see a city so excited and enthusiastic about having an NHL team.


Will these enthusiastic Winnipeg fans support the Thrashers (or what ever name they choose) as will as they did the Jets? If so, in 10 years they will be looking at Oklahoma City?


User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1199 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 3):
All eight of them.

I seem to recall seeing quite a few more than that at the games I went to.

Too bad they're leaving. Oh well.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

I attended the first Atlanta Thrasher game ever. It was an exhibition game with the Boston Bruins played in Columbus, Georgia in August 1999.

User currently offlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

I feel bad for the fans, even if there weren't that many of them. Losing a team always sucks.
A couple things from my persepctive as a hawks fan are that I have got to feel bad for Ladd and Byfuglien. They come off a cup win only to be shipped off to an admittingly second rate team and as soon as they adjust to at least being in a warm climate...

Also, True North wants to keep the Moose as the affiliate team which unfortunately means unless a third team gets involved in a deal the Wolves are going to end up with Vancouver. Hopefully their management is smart enough to know that aligning with a team that is absolutely despised by nearly every hockey fan in your city is probably a bad idea, especially since they've already been losing attendence the last few years since the Hawks have been relevant again.


User currently offlineTower From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

I am very pleased to see the city of Winnipeg getting an NHL franchise back. It was kind of a bummer to see them leave for PHX. My first NHL game was St. Louis Blues vs the Winnipeg Jets. So they hold a small place in my heart. lol

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

The NHL is officially dead to me.

Signed,

An Angry Atlanta Thrashers Fan.

One thing to remember is that this still requires approval from the Board Of Governors (75% must approve the sale and only a majority approval to relocate.) and there are rumblings that the numbers may not be there. I'm sure the teams in the Southeast aren't looking forward to the extra travel costs this season since if the Thrashers do relocate, the team (whatever the name is) will remain in the Southeast for this season (Same can be said about the rest of the Eastern Conference teams.). Plus I'm sure some will object to the majority owner of the Thrashers getting $20 million of the $60 million relocation fee (This is the first time the NHL has charged a relocation fee. They have forced a few teams (Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils) to pay a territory fee for moving into the territory of an existing NHL club (in the case of the Devils, to multiple clubs).


Atlanta Spirit Group never wanted this team to begin with and only took it as it was the only way Turner Sports was going to sell them the Hawks and the Philips Arena operating rights. In recent months, they've claimed they've been trying to sell the team for a number of years, but because of the longtime legal battle with former member of the ownership group Steve Belkin (triggered by his refusal to allow the Hawks to trade for Joe Johnson), they've only had several months in which they've had clear title to all of the assets they owned (They settled with Belkin back in December in which he relinquished his stake in the ownership, but no money changed hands, as he owed the rest of the ownership since he was not required to contribute to capital calls due to the lawsuit.). Not too long after that, Atlanta Spirit decided to sue the law firm that wrote up the ownership agreement (Supposedly this agreement is over 600 pages and fills up 6 binders.) Supposedly, a group lead by former NHL player Anson Carter made an offer in January to ASG for everything (Thrashers, Hawks, arena operating rights) of $350 million, but were rebuffed.

I think nobody interested in keeping the Thrashers here wanted to buy the team if they had to be tenants to Atlanta Spirit, as they really had let a lot of things interior-wise stay in disrepair.

The Atlanta Spirit Group is really going to shoot itself in the foot if the NBA has a lockout, as there's no telling how many game dates would be wiped out in addition to the 43+ home games (including preseason) lost if the Thrashers do in fact relocate. They've been losing concerts and other events to venues in the suburbs (Arena @ Gwinnett Center and Cobb Energy Center), so one begins to wonder how much longer they will remain a viable entity.


User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):

Interesting, hadn't heard the BOG were against moving the Thrashers. Bettman's comments were bland, as usual, during the press conference. But why would the TrueNorth group really go through with this if they knew the BOG were dead-set against it? Lord, the Canadian media must be having a field day with this story. NHL Network blocked off four hours of regular coverage for the press conference and Q&A.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 10):
Interesting, hadn't heard the BOG were against moving the Thrashers. Bettman's comments were bland, as usual, during the press conference. But why would the TrueNorth group really go through with this if they knew the BOG were dead-set against it? Lord, the Canadian media must be having a field day with this story. NHL Network blocked off four hours of regular coverage for the press conference and Q&A.

There's been reports in a few articles in the last week of there possibly not being enough votes. There's been so many conflicting articles in regards to this entire matter, that who really knows what the truth is. I could potentially see TNSE being approved to buy the team, but get denied relocation (more than likely a one season delay since this is coming so suddenly that realignment is not possible). Then again, if there isn't enough support for the sale and it gets vetoed, could Atlanta Spirit possibly do like what Ralston Purina did in 1983 after the BoG vetoed the sale and relocation of the Blues from St. Louis to Saskatoon and turn the keys over to the NHL?

My own thought is that the NHL should get its' own house in order with the Coyotes before they allow any other teams to be relocated. More than likely, the NHL will be back in the same place they were with the Coyotes just a few weeks back, and at this point, I highly doubt the City of Glendale will subsidize another $25 million in losses. What are they going to do then? Move them to somewhere like Kansas City, Houston, Hamilton, Portland or Quebec City and hope someone buys them from them (The way it looks, the deal the NHL had to sale the Coyotes to Hulsizer is dead in the water.)?

If the Thrashers move, there's very little chance of another NHL team coming here (Crazier things have happened.), and the only way an AHL team is put here is via relocation. For the time being, it looks as though Atlanta's sole pro hockey team could be the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL. But who knows if they could still be successful if the Thrashers move (The Gladiators have an affiliation with the Thrashers and the Chicago Wolves, the Thrashers' AHL affiliate.). There's no way their owners will move the team Downtown.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5428 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):
The Jets name is owned and trademarked by the Coyotes.

And the Coyotes are themselves owned by the NHL, so it really doesn't matter.



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 11):
There's been reports in a few articles in the last week of there possibly not being enough votes. There's been so many conflicting articles in regards to this entire matter, that who really knows what the truth is. I could potentially see TNSE being approved to buy the team, but get denied relocation (more than likely a one season delay since this is coming so suddenly that realignment is not possible). Then again, if there isn't enough support for the sale and it gets vetoed, could Atlanta Spirit possibly do like what Ralston Purina did in 1983 after the BoG vetoed the sale and relocation of the Blues from St. Louis to Saskatoon and turn the keys over to the NHL?

I haven't heard any reports of that nature, but Bettman, while disappointed ATL didn't work out, has been totally supportive of TrueNorth. He also was trying to stem the tide of speculation that could have reports of the Coyotes to Quebec or the Panthers to Quebec spreading like wildfire through the Canadian media. I could never understand why ATL ownership has been so terrible, it's a major market with plenty of potential. If Nashville and Raleigh can make NHL hockey work, why on earth does Atlanta have problems?



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User currently offlineP3Orion From United States of America, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 13):
If Nashville and Raleigh can make NHL hockey work, why on earth does Atlanta have problems?

I have been told by co-workers who either worked in Atlanta or grew up there that, outside of college football, it is a horrible "sports town." Can anyone from ATL elaborate?

[Edited 2011-05-31 14:34:29]


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 13):
I could never understand why ATL ownership has been so terrible, it's a major market with plenty of potential. If Nashville and Raleigh can make NHL hockey work, why on earth does Atlanta have problems?

Because the ownership only cared about the Hawks. They barely marketed the Thrashers, and what marketing they did was confined to a certain part of town (I guess they didn't think there were hockey fans all over Metro Atlanta.). There are huge banners inside of Philips Arena promoting the Hawks and Hawks players, but only a handful of blink and you miss them ones for the Thrashers. They spend to the cap once and that was it. They alienated the season ticket holder base by insulting some of them and by raising prices after a losing season that had been preceded by the Division title. They did away for the majority of home games this season, an entire section of the upper deck that used to draw huge crowds because tickets were $10, and made the $10 seats some of the worst seats in the ends upper deck.

What's going to hurt is that there are restaurants in the neighboring CNN Center that more than likely will close their doors or severely cut their staffs, as the fans going to Thrashers games filled these places up, but the same was not true when the Hawks were playing.

Some have said that had the Thrashers played in an arena located elsewhere in town that was easier for the bulk of their fan base to get to, they probably would have drawn better. I know I would go to games and folks would show up to a 7:30 game in the middle of the first period or at the first intermission because they had to fight traffic. Supposedly, there had originally been an arena proposed (before Philips Arena was built) on the northside of Atlanta near where GA-400 meets I-285. It would have been on the MARTA line, so that folks who live intown or on the southside could easily get to games, but in the end, the deal to build the arena on the site of the Omni ended up happening.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21081 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
The NHL is officially dead to me.

Signed,

An Angry Atlanta Thrashers Fan.

Why be angry at the NHL when it seems, from your post, that it's the management in Atlanta that's the reason the team is leaving?

I feel bad for the Atlanta fans, who deserved better. But Winnipeg is a big hockey town, and it's nice that they'll get another shot to make it work.

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 12):
Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):
The Jets name is owned and trademarked by the Coyotes.

And the Coyotes are themselves owned by the NHL, so it really doesn't matter.

   And the Coyotes are next, anyway.

Quoting P3Orion (Reply 14):
I have been told by co-workers who either worked in Atlanta or grew up there that, outside of college football, it is a horrible "sports town." Can anyone from ATL elaborate?

They do fail to sell out Braves games during the Division Series.

-Mir



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Quoting P3Orion (Reply 14):
I have been told by co-workers who either worked in Atlanta or grew up there that, outside of college football, it is a horrible "sports town." Can anyone from ATL elaborate?



To sum up the Atlanta sports fan: When I first moved here 1991 you saw lots of bumper stickers that read: GO BRAVES & TAKE THE FALCONS WITH YOU or GO BRAVES & TAKE THE HAWKS WITH YOU!

I been to a lot of Brave, Thrashers and Falcon games (never been to a basketball game and don't care if I ever do) most of the time the fans for the visiting team would almost out number the Atlanta team fans.


User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 15):

Great post, I have heard about the problems, I even read a favorite blog of mine commenting "what a terrible hockey market" to acres and acres of empty seats at Phillips. The ATL fans commented back saying how much they hated ownership and wished for a sale.



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User currently offlinescrubbsywg From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):
The Jets name is owned and trademarked by the Coyotes. The Moose is going to be moved to St. John's, Newfoundland.

As far as i know, and the patent and trademark office agrees, the Jets name is owned by the NHL(which yes, in turn owns the coyotes, but as far as i have heard it is not because they own the coyotes). As far as the moose, its either going to be saskatchewan or newfoundland.

Anyway, congrats to True North. The ownership group is one of the strongest out there and they have run the moose franchise and MTS Centre the best way possible over the last 7 years. I have heard from friends that have worked closely with True North in the past, the group has a great acumen for their business.

Anyway, my friends and I will be purchasing, or putting a deposit down, on our season tickets tomorrow. Hope the rest of the Winnipeggers do the same. I know the company I work for will be doing the same.

As far as the BOG of the NHL not agreeing, i can't imagine they would have a problem. Bettman would have been in contact with most or all of them and he would have a better handle than any other media person. The problem is there is no other choice. They either give revenue sharing to the team in Atlanta, or they give revenue sharing to the team in Winnipeg. The owners of True North have deep pockets and have the other revenue from the MTS Centre to fall back on.


User currently offlinephatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1343 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

This is the second NHL team in ATL to leave for another Canadian city.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Flames

If history repeats itself, ATL will get another hockey team.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15444 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 7):
A couple things from my persepctive as a hawks fan are that I have got to feel bad for Ladd and Byfuglien.

They're both going closer to home. Ladd is from BC and Byfuglien is from Minnesota.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
I'm sure the teams in the Southeast aren't looking forward to the extra travel costs this season since if the Thrashers do relocate, the team (whatever the name is) will remain in the Southeast for this season (Same can be said about the rest of the Eastern Conference teams.).

They can keep it for one season and then send the Preds or someone else to the Eastern conference.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
The Atlanta Spirit Group is really going to shoot itself in the foot if the NBA has a lockout, as there's no telling how many game dates would be wiped out in addition to the 43+ home games (including preseason) lost if the Thrashers do in fact relocate.

Rumblings are the NBA lockout could be worse than the NFL.



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11121 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 15):
It would have been on the MARTA line, so that folks who live intown or on the southside could easily get to games, but in the end, the deal to build the arena on the site of the Omni ended up happening.

Seems easier to get a light rail line to a stadium than a stadium to a light rail line.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 21):
Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
I'm sure the teams in the Southeast aren't looking forward to the extra travel costs this season since if the Thrashers do relocate, the team (whatever the name is) will remain in the Southeast for this season (Same can be said about the rest of the Eastern Conference teams.).

They can keep it for one season and then send the Preds or someone else to the Eastern conference.

Oh, boo-hoo... Travel time in the east. Boo-hoo.... Look what the West has been dealing with since the conferences and divisions were named after people. Toronto used to be in the Campbell (West) conference. I think Nashville to the Southeast and Winnipeg in the Central.

While we're at it, let's go back to the old way of things in the NHL: Conferences and divisions named after the important people in the history of the game. Wales, Campbell, Smythe, and so forth. Adds to the history and uniqueness that is hockey.



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User currently offlineweebie From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

I'm not a avid NHL fan but this decision is stupid from the NHL's point of view. World Sport is becoming more and more competitive and to move one team even if it was losing money from a developing area to an area where Hockey will always be the number 1 sport is managment stupidity of the highest order. It doesn't make any sense and Not trying to harp on Winnipeg but the city is a dump and I very much doubt that they have thecCorporate support to run a team on top of a small seater capacity stadium to make it any more viable than Atlanta.

User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

It will be nice to have a team, in addition to the Sioux, within 3 hours of GFK to really root for.

My friend is a Canad-o-phile, and I haven't stopped hearing about this since the news first broke.    Hopefully, YWG isn't so fickle this time around.



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25 ipodguy7 : As a southern hockey fan, I'm sad to see my birth city loose its Thrashers, but there was not much that could be done. The owners wanted out, the city
26 scrubbsywg : The NHL's stupidity in Atlanta started when they approved the last ownership group. They didn't really care about hockey or even running the team. Th
27 USPIT10L : Non-hockey people did not care or understand the reasoning behind the division names when that was done. The whole reason the divisions and conferenc
28 Post contains links srbmod : The part that's even crazier is that Atlanta Spirit buying the teams actually ended up costing Turner Broadcasting a bunch of money in the end (more
29 garnetpalmetto : Actually, the old way are the geographically-named conferences/divisions. The Wales/Campbell/Smythe/Patrick/Adams/Norris crap only came around in 197
30 Post contains links srbmod : The only way that happens would be if the owners of the Gladiators bought an AHL team and moved them to Atlanta. The AHL is not planning on adding an
31 garnetpalmetto : Which could happen. The Glads outdraw some AHL teams in "traditional markets" and it seems there's always one or two ownership groups in the Northeas
32 474218 : I will miss seeing the LA Kings play the Thrashers, that one game every other year, but over all I can live without the NHL. When I first moved to Geo
33 scrubbsywg : just an FYI 4170 season tickets have been sold in 27 hours. Until Saturday, the only people who can buy tickets are corporate sponsors or moose season
34 scrubbsywg : just another update. Winnipeg has spoken loud and clear with their wallets. Season tickets sold out today within 17 minutes of going on sale to the ge
35 connies4ever : Man, there are a lot of uninformed comments in this thread... I read that there was a "Save the Thrashers" rally and all the attendees carpooled. The
36 PC12Fan : I'm sorry, but IMO, no city that does not see a significant average amount of snow every year should not have a hockey team. And I'm from south Flori
37 us330 : Because the NHL bent over backwards to help Phoenix in arguably a worse market, but they couldn't have cared less about Atlanta. Atlanta never proper
38 srbmod : The NHL is supposedly only getting $40 million of that $60 million as $20 million is being given to the majority owner of the Thrashers, Bruce Levens
39 ipodguy7 : Haha, you are crazy if you think Nashville will be moved. This year we averaged over 16,000/17113 seats, made it to the second round (more season tic
40 connies4ever : Try reading Dave Shoalts in the "Globe and Mail" for commentary on Nahville & Carolina. Although lately I'll concede there hasn't been much on th
41 connies4ever : Ach! I am getting so forgetful.... Actually, the 1st team TNSE seriously looked at was Nashville, about 3 years back. There were some prelim discussio
42 MSYtristar : I've always had an issue with NHL in Southern U.S markets in general...just never seemed like it belonged; that being said, I've been to quite a few T
43 Post contains links srbmod : There's been a lot of comments I've read online about the relocation in which some have said that the only ice that folks in Atlanta have any interes
44 A332 : At least there's another Canadian team to cheer for. Lord knows we've been needing a replacement for Vancouver & Toronto for awhile!
45 scrubbsywg : Rumor has it Claude Noel will become coach(current coach of the AHL's Moose).
46 srbmod : I can understand the new ownership wanting to put their own stamp on the team once they officially get their hands on it, but I think that not retain
47 phatfarmlines : You won't find an issue with Tampa Bay & the Lightning. Historically, they've had a very rocky road with positive highs ('04 Stanley Cup win), an
48 ipodguy7 : I wholeheartedly agree. I went to Game 4 of Round 3 down in Tampa, and the game was awesome. The fans were great and it reminded me of the crowd inte
49 connies4ever : It's ironic that Dudley finished his playing career in Winnipeg, too. Always liked him as a player, esp. with Cincinnati Stingers in the WHA. However
50 ipodguy7 : The tickets we have were almost identical to our seats here in Nashville and were closer to $250/ticket in the lower bowl, so maybe your friends got
51 Post contains links us330 : Ticket prices aren't necessarily indicative of anything other than how good a team is. Dallas now has the cheapest tickets in the league. And attenda
52 mah4546 : Seriously? The BankAtlantic Center is barely a decade old and still a very nice, modern facility that has at least 20 years left in it. The location
53 garnetpalmetto : Including your own. Not happening. Fan support is there, the current owners are doing wonders to rebuild the bridges that Leipold burned with the Nas
54 connies4ever : Over their lifetime i the NHL, the original Jets averaged a little over 13,000 per game, in a building that was by the time they left, about 45 years
55 Post contains links connies4ever : Re: Winnipeg's new GM, being reported in this AM's "Winnipeg Sun": http://www.winnipegsun.com/2011/06/05/true-north-to-ride-with-chevy Cheveldayoff ha
56 seb146 : That was one of the reasons Rose Garden Arena was built: for an NHL team. They wanted a new arena built for the Blazers, but, during the planning sta
57 garnetpalmetto : They are, indeed, but they don't draw very well - they've never drawn at or above the AHL average attendance and are frequently in the bottom 10 in a
58 connies4ever : The hugely desired name in Winnipeg is Jets, of course. I used to be a season ticket holder 1972-1996 (don't live there now, but moving back in Octob
59 jfk69 : srbmod was very detailed on his response but he left out a few things that in less you are in the middle of Nassau county you probably would not have
60 Post contains images connies4ever : It's quite true that in Canada we generally do not see the Hurricanes more than once or twice per seaso, unless you're into the NHL 'package' on vari
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