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Saskatoon group: Yes, we want an NHL team, too

On Ice Management Group says it has the cash to bring the NHL to Saskatoon, but insiders doubt the city has the population and corporate base to support a team. Gary Bettman threw out Saskatoon’s name as evidence of the NHL’s popularity, showing a demand for franchises across the continent. It’s not the first time […]

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Paying for new arenas: the economic realities

Who should pay for new arenas in Canada has been a topic of much debate in Edmonton and Quebec City, where the desires of local hockey enthusiasts have clashed with fiscal conservatives. But the economic reality is that most cities need to subsidize construction to attract the NHL, according to a study. The study, from […]

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It’s official: Winnipeg’s back in the NHL

The negotiations are complete: True North Sports and Entertainment is buying the Atlanta Thrashers and is moving the team to Winnipeg‘s MTS Centre for the 2011-2012 season, subject to approval from the NHL’s Board of Governors. Approval of the sale by the Board of Governors is contingent on TNSE proving the market will support an […]

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Thrashers not out of Atlanta — yet

The Atlanta Thrashers haven’t been sold to a Winnipeg group — yet — but negotiations continue and many in the NHL consider the move of the team to be a foregone conclusion. Some media jumped the gun yesterday and reported a sale was done, including the influential Globe and Mail, which came through with this […]

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Atlanta-to-Winnipeg rumors gaining steam

With former Atlanta Braves great Tom Glavine admitting he’s having no luck in putting together an ownership group for the Atlanta Thrashers, the rumor mill is working overtime in placing the team in Winnipeg for 2011-2012 — but there’s no deal yet, though negotiations have started. There’s not exactly a long list of potential buyers […]

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