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Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

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I still remember the Wings playing Atlanta for their first ever home game back in 1999, which ended up being something like a 7-1 Wings victory. Hopefully its the same result for their first game in Winnipeg this season.

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OK everyone, put away your Bic Lighters; the carnival has left town, nothing more to see here.

As a promotion, why didn't the Thrashers have Michael Vick drop the ceremonial first puck; at least they would have filled the rink.

And Bettman...again with the threats? First Edmonton, then Quebec and now Winnipeg? I sense a common theme present. Back off and put that kind of threat into saving the Islanders, Panthers, Blue Jackets, et al.

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TB isn't really the best example... ridiculous amounts of northerners, snowbirds, descendants of northerners down there. It's more like far-south Michigan/Ontario than anything else.

I'd use Dallas, Nashville, Carolina, and maybe Miami (Florida) as 4 examples. Florida was doing fairly well when it didn't suck, and even in a record-setting stretch of mediocrity they've managed to stay out of dire straits more than some other teams.

Tampa would probably do better if they didn't have the worst :bad: food ever served for human consumption, $4.00 for a :puke: hotdog that was only fit to be dogfood. After our first experience we always eat before going to the game.

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Shane Doan is the only player left from Winnipeg of 1995-96. He has never been traded and next season he will be playing against Winnipeg.

I'm sure that Doan would love to go back to Winnipeg, but at his current number I'm not sure that's going to happen until his contract is up.

Winnipeg has been slated by the talking heads of hockey as a mid-level budget team around $53-54 million as how much they're going to be able to spend. Additionally they've stated they won't be very aggressive with free-agency and will build through the draft. It's also been noted that it will be hard to lure players there and maybe keep players there because of the city and climate.

They've got almost $36 million dollars locked up for next season for 15 players leaving about $18 million.

Their first major test is going to be if they can get Andrew Ladd to sign a reasonable extension.

He is the team captain and it will be interesting to see if he wants to play in Winnipeg.

Then they've got make decisions on Wheeler, Maxwell, Schremp, Steward, Bogosian and Feasterling as RFAs.

Dvorak, Boulton, and Meyer as UFAs.

Signed Players:

FORWARDS

Nikolai Antropov ($4.062m) / Evander Kane ($3.100m) / Bryan Little ($2.383m)

Alexander Burmistrov ($1.500m) / Jim Slater ($1.000m) / Chris Thorburn ($0.866m)

Patrice Cormier ($0.854m) / Tim Stapleton ($0.525m)

DEFENSEMEN

Dustin Byfuglien ($5.200m) / Ron Hainsey ($4.500m)

Tobias Enstrom ($3.750m) / Johnny Oduya ($3.500m)

Mark Stuart ($1.700m)

GOALTENDERS

Chris Mason ($1.850m) / Ondrej Pavelec ($1.150m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS

Budget: $54,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $35,941,666; BONUSES: $3,087,500

CAP SPACE (15-man roster): $18,058,334

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From TSN:

The tenure of Atlanta Thrashers President Don Waddell has come to an end.

Waddell said in a Tuesday conference call that he's not moving to Winnipeg with the Thrashers and isn't sure where the next step in his career will lead him.

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A guilt-ridden decision?

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I'm sure that Doan would love to go back to Winnipeg, but at his current number I'm not sure that's going to happen until his contract is up.

Winnipeg has been slated by the talking heads of hockey as a mid-level budget team around $53-54 million as how much they're going to be able to spend. Additionally they've stated they won't be very aggressive with free-agency and will build through the draft. It's also been noted that it will be hard to lure players there and maybe keep players there because of the city and climate.

They've got almost $36 million dollars locked up for next season for 15 players leaving about $18 million.

Their first major test is going to be if they can get Andrew Ladd to sign a reasonable extension.

He is the team captain and it will be interesting to see if he wants to play in Winnipeg.

Then they've got make decisions on Wheeler, Maxwell, Schremp, Steward, Bogosian and Feasterling as RFAs.

Dvorak, Boulton, and Meyer as UFAs.

Signed Players:

FORWARDS

Nikolai Antropov ($4.062m) / Evander Kane ($3.100m) / Bryan Little ($2.383m)

Alexander Burmistrov ($1.500m) / Jim Slater ($1.000m) / Chris Thorburn ($0.866m)

Patrice Cormier ($0.854m) / Tim Stapleton ($0.525m)

DEFENSEMEN

Dustin Byfuglien ($5.200m) / Ron Hainsey ($4.500m)

Tobias Enstrom ($3.750m) / Johnny Oduya ($3.500m)

Mark Stuart ($1.700m)

GOALTENDERS

Chris Mason ($1.850m) / Ondrej Pavelec ($1.150m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS

Budget: $54,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $35,941,666; BONUSES: $3,087,500

CAP SPACE (15-man roster): $18,058,334

TRADE US BOGOSIAN

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Was watching this old clip of the Jets and noticed someone about half way through....lol

Noticed? :hehe: He was kinda hard to miss.

Sweet look.

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The Moose to St. John's is now a done deal by the looks of things.

My link

Can't wait till the Griffins are in town!! :yowza:

Winnipeg gets an NHL team back, St John's gets an AHL team back. Good stuff :thumbup:

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke at the press conference in Winnipeg where the deal was announced.

"Hockey in Canada has never been stronger," said Bettman. "We get to be back in a place we wish had not left in 1996."

:rotflmao:

Who does he think he's kidding?

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Winnipeg gets an NHL team back, St John's gets an AHL team back. Good stuff :thumbup:

Awesome, I like that the AHL is back in St. John's! :thumbup: Although...thats quite the distance away for the Winnipeg Whatevers to have a farm team, eh? I thought it was supposed to be in Thunder Bay...but they never built the arena...

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To all the young punks who think my NHLPA'93 on the Sega Genesis is outdated-you guys look really foolish now as your new games have the Thrashers while mine has a Winnipeg team.

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To all the young punks who think my NHLPA'93 on the Sega Genesis is outdated-you guys look really foolish now as your new games have the Thrashers while mine has a Winnipeg team.

Kinda missing Columbus, Nashville, and so on, but those are minor details. ;)

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I'm sure that Doan would love to go back to Winnipeg, but at his current number I'm not sure that's going to happen until his contract is up.

Winnipeg has been slated by the talking heads of hockey as a mid-level budget team around $53-54 million as how much they're going to be able to spend. Additionally they've stated they won't be very aggressive with free-agency and will build through the draft. It's also been noted that it will be hard to lure players there and maybe keep players there because of the city and climate.

They've got almost $36 million dollars locked up for next season for 15 players leaving about $18 million.

Their first major test is going to be if they can get Andrew Ladd to sign a reasonable extension.

He is the team captain and it will be interesting to see if he wants to play in Winnipeg.

Then they've got make decisions on Wheeler, Maxwell, Schremp, Steward, Bogosian and Feasterling as RFAs.

Dvorak, Boulton, and Meyer as UFAs.

Signed Players:

FORWARDS

Nikolai Antropov ($4.062m) / Evander Kane ($3.100m) / Bryan Little ($2.383m)

Alexander Burmistrov ($1.500m) / Jim Slater ($1.000m) / Chris Thorburn ($0.866m)

Patrice Cormier ($0.854m) / Tim Stapleton ($0.525m)

DEFENSEMEN

Dustin Byfuglien ($5.200m) / Ron Hainsey ($4.500m)

Tobias Enstrom ($3.750m) / Johnny Oduya ($3.500m)

Mark Stuart ($1.700m)

GOALTENDERS

Chris Mason ($1.850m) / Ondrej Pavelec ($1.150m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS

Budget: $54,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $35,941,666; BONUSES: $3,087,500

CAP SPACE (15-man roster): $18,058,334

Dvorak has stated he wants to stay with the team, but then again that was before they were sold and all that. Eric Boulton's family is in Atlanta, I believe. Before this whole sale and relocation, it was pretty much a given he would stay with the Thrashers, but with the franchise moving to Winnipeg, Boulton could look elsewhere in the Southeast, or retire.

Edit: Boulton has stated his family will make the transition with him to Winnipeg. Boulton plans on re-upping.

Edited by Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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To all the young punks who think my NHLPA'93 on the Sega Genesis is outdated-you guys look really foolish now as your new games have the Thrashers while mine has a Winnipeg team.

...and making heads bleed :thumbup:

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TB isn't really the best example... ridiculous amounts of northerners, snowbirds, descendants of northerners down there. It's more like far-south Michigan/Ontario than anything else.

I'd use Dallas, Nashville, Carolina, and maybe Miami (Florida) as 4 examples. Florida was doing fairly well when it didn't suck, and even in a record-setting stretch of mediocrity they've managed to stay out of dire straits more than some other teams.

TB is a great example. All Southern states have northern transplants. TB continually has one of the highest attendances and a great fan base.

Florida Panthers are a terrible example, they are a bad franchise and their fanbase is next to nothing. Hurricanes aren't really the best example either, as they tend to be near the bottom third of capacity percentage.

Just a funny side note: Blackhawks finished the 06-07 season with a 62% home capacity percentage of available seating (12,727), THen went to 82%, then 111%...lol No wonder Hawk fans are so annoying...they're still new to the game ;)

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TRADE US BOGOSIAN

Never going to happen now, they are going to have plenty of money to sign him and Fans that will demand it.

Yet, I am not sold that the team will move if they don't sell out these ungodly overpriced tickets.

HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT THEY WANT OUT OF 13K WORTH OF PEOPLE?!?!?

Oh no worries, I will just cut you a check for five years worth of front row tickets. Can I bring the Thirty thousand dollars to the arena, or should I leave it in front of Gary Bettman's house???

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Never going to happen now, they are going to have plenty of money to sign him and Fans that will demand it.

Yet, I am not sold that the team will move if they don't sell out these ungodly overpriced tickets.

HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT THEY WANT OUT OF 13K WORTH OF PEOPLE?!?!?

Oh no worries, I will just cut you a check for five years worth of front row tickets. Can I bring the Thirty thousand dollars to the arena, or should I leave it in front of Gary Bettman's house???

Do some research.

http://www.driveto13.com/paymentplans.php

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