Perhaps pandering a little to the hometown newspaper, sports consultant Jon Spoelstra says the 15,000 seats at MTS Centre makes for a perfectly sized NHL arena and calls True North Sports and Entertainment “visionaries” for moving an NHL team to such a small arena. Spoelstra, operating under the impression that lowering supply equals higher demand, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Manitoba Moose to St. John’s?
If the Atlanta Thrashers are indeed moving to Winnipeg’s MTS Centre for the 2011-2012 season, the Manitoba Moose (AHL) will need a new home — and one newspaper is reporting that St. John’s Mile One Centre will be that new home. St. John’s formerly hosted AHL hockey in the form of the St. John’s Maple […]
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 […]