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Jets tix a hot seller in Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets (NHL) are a hot ticket: the team is down to 600 or so single tickets per game and is holding a random drawing monthly to reward fans. Yesterday the team held a random drawing of fans signing up on the team’s Web site to distribute 600 games at each of the Jets’ […]

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Ratner: We’d love to have the Isles in Brooklyn

Despite many concerns about the ability of Barclays Center to financially support NHL hockey, developer Bruce Ratner would love to see the New York Islanders move to Brooklyn after their Nassau Coliseum lease expires. The issue is one of capacity: the new home of the NBA’s soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets can only hold 14,500 — at […]

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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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Could Jets return to Winnipeg?

It could be the Winnipeg Jets as the name of the team beginning play in 2011-2012, as David Thomson, a co-owner of the team who happens to be the richest man in Canada, calls the moniker “a fine name.” He made his comments to the Winnipeg Free Press. “I think the Jets is a fine […]

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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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