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#1 jeff48109

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

Winnipeg could get revenge on Bettman

it's a fairly long article so i won't copy and paste it, you can read it on the link.

Bettman's grand plan of screwing canadian hockey fans has worked hasn't it :blink:

Edited by jeff48109, 11 May 2010 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:36 PM

Awesome read!

Now to get back the Nordiques and Whalers!

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:42 PM

Would love to see the Winnipeg Jets back for the upcoming season. It would also be great to see a team back in Hartford. The best thing that could happen to the league is for Bettman to go and bring hockey back to traditional markets. Or, maybe Bettman will finally wake his ass up and move the Florida's, Atlanta's, Nashville's of the league back to Hartford, Quebec City, Hamilton, Winnipeg. It's just the right thing to do and would be the best thing that could happen to the NHL.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:52 PM

I love that we're not the only ones that see Bettman as a bumbling mess.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:52 PM

I just cannot help myself from laughing at everyone involved with the Coyotes.

That said I really hope the franchise moves back to the Peg, and this colossal f***-up leads to the removal of Gary Bettman.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

I just cannot help myself from laughing at everyone involved with the Coyotes.

That said I really hope the franchise moves back to the Peg, and this colossal f***-up leads to the removal of Gary Bettman.

I will take a day off of work to spend the entire day celebrating if this happens...

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:14 PM

Would love to see the Winnipeg Jets back for the upcoming season. It would also be great to see a team back in Hartford. The best thing that could happen to the league is for Bettman to go and bring hockey back to traditional markets. Or, maybe Bettman will finally wake his ass up and move the Florida's, Atlanta's, Nashville's of the league back to Hartford, Quebec City, Hamilton, Winnipeg. It's just the right thing to do and would be the best thing that could happen to the NHL.

While I think Hamilton could support it, I don't think the league will do it before of the Sabres. Second team in TO or somehwere else in Southern Ontario would be nice though and could happen one day. The rest of what you said I agree 100% with.

My plan would actually be Yotes back to Winnipeg and Thrashers to Quebec. Then contract Nashville and FLA. I think fewer teams would be better for the on-ice product.

I will take a day off of work to spend the entire day celebrating if this happens...

I would too. I'd be so psyched.

So if this were to happen what division to they play in? I think the Northwest and they move the Canucks to the Pacific. I think you have to try to get the Flames, Oilers and Jets in the same division. BUT knowing the league they'll keep them in the division and have them jumping time zones within their own division like they do with the Stars.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

While I think Hamilton could support it, I don't think the league will do it before of the Sabres. Second team in TO or somehwere else in Southern Ontario would be nice though and could happen one day. The rest of what you said I agree 100% with.

My plan would actually be Yotes back to Winnipeg and Thrashers to Quebec. Then contract Nashville and FLA. I think fewer teams would be better for the on-ice product.


I would too. I'd be so psyched.

So if this were to happen what division to they play in? I think the Northwest and they move the Canucks to the Pacific. I think you have to try to get the Flames, Oilers and Jets in the same division. BUT knowing the league they'll keep them in the division and have them jumping time zones within their own division like they do with the Stars.


Getting rid of a few teams wouldn't be bad either. As for the division, I think you would see Winnipeg in the Northwest then The Av's move to the pacific would make sense
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:28 PM

Getting rid of a few teams wouldn't be bad either. As for the division, I think you would see Winnipeg in the Northwest then The Av's move to the pacific would make sense

Funny you should say that.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:37 PM

15,000 seams like a small arena. But whatevs.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:43 PM

Funny you should say that.

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That is amazing if they are actually a making a schedule to include Winnipeg. Thats a very good indication IMO. Winnipeg is basically move in ready. It's like a furnished apartment waiting for occupants. They have the rink, fanbase, the billionaire who wants to buy the team. Seems like the league has been preparing for this move for a while now, with a last ditch effort to "save" the yotes.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:49 PM

15,000 seams like a small arena. But whatevs.



I think I heard on HNIC that if they got the team they would add 2,500 seats to make it 17,500 which would be plenty since they would sell out every game
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:52 PM

I think I heard on HNIC that if they got the team they would add 2,500 seats to make it 17,500 which would be plenty since they would sell out every game

If that's the case it would be about the same size as Jobing.com arena but people will actually show up in Winnipeg. I really hope I'm not getting my hopes up with this. It makes too much hockey sense for it to actually happen while Bettman is commish. That's what I keep thinking in the back of my head.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:53 PM

I think I heard on HNIC that if they got the team they would add 2,500 seats to make it 17,500 which would be plenty since they would sell out every game

This whole thread makes me smile.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:12 PM

This whole thread makes me smile.



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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:26 PM

I think I heard on HNIC that if they got the team they would add 2,500 seats to make it 17,500 which would be plenty since they would sell out every game


Coolio.

Any idea how they would add 2500 seats? Do they have box seats as well?
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:27 PM

would be hilarious if winnipeg had to move their team again in the future

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:52 PM

Coolio.

Any idea how they would add 2500 seats? Do they have box seats as well?


not sure how they would do it because im not familiar with the arena or area it's in, but yes they do have box seats.


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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:56 PM

Coolio.

Any idea how they would add 2500 seats? Do they have box seats as well?

The MTS Center was designed with the NHL in mind and room was left to expand the arena. That said, my understanding is that they would not add upper bowl seating, but rather a row of private boxes around the top of the arena, since they obviously create far more revenue than cheap seats.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 03:25 PM

Wetzel gets it right. Thanks for posting! :thumbup:

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