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#261 CanadaBoy

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:19 PM

TSN.ca ALERT: The NHL formally approves the sale of the Atlanta Trashers to Winnipeg.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:20 PM

This is great news; welcome back, Winnipeg Mumbles!
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:26 PM

From Toronto Star :

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The sale is reportedly for $170 million, including a $60-million relocation fee that will be split by the rest of the owners. The Thrashers are the fifth NHL team to move since Gary Bettman became the league’s commissioner in 1993.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:40 PM

Somewhat surprising that they're saying the jersey their draft pick receives may not be representative of the jerseys they'll be wearing next year.

How much longer before they choose a name? If it's not the Jets people are going to lose it, so they might as well just go with it.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:40 PM

Somewhat surprising that they're saying the jersey their draft pick receives may not be representative of the jerseys they'll be wearing next year.

How much longer before they choose a name? If it's not the Jets people are going to lose it, so they might as well just go with it.


They likely do not have the rights to the jets name or logo. They may want it to be the Jets. However until they secure the rights (aka pay off the right people) they can't say one way or the other.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:18 PM

Winnipeg home opener: October 9th vs Montreal

Phoenix home opener: October 15th vs Winnipeg

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:37 PM

They likely do not have the rights to the jets name or logo. They may want it to be the Jets. However until they secure the rights (aka pay off the right people) they can't say one way or the other.

I believe the NHL owns the rights and will give them to the team if they request it.

Edited by WorkingOvertime, 22 June 2011 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:37 PM

Winnipeg home opener: October 9th vs Montreal

Phoenix home opener: October 15th vs Winnipeg

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:56 PM

Winnipeg home opener: October 9th vs Montreal

Phoenix home opener: October 15th vs Winnipeg



HAHAHAHA! This is awesome!!!! Bettman....really? Winnipeg Vs. Phoenix? LOL...

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:18 AM

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Name and logo might, I say, might be announced by the weekend.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

I believe the NHL owns the rights and will give them to the team if they request it.


This is correct. The NHL owns the rights to the Jets name and logo. Bettman has already said, if TNSE wants it; they can have it.

However, I really doubt they will be the Jets. I believe Mark Chipman wants to start off fresh and build his own team and culture. I want it to be the Jets, but in this day and age of expansion and new culture of hockey; it will be something really stupid and the logo will be some cartoon fantasy animal.

Winnipeg Falcons - Barf
Winnipeg Moose - better than Falcons but still barf
Winnipeg Whiteout - Rolls off the tongue but doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Really, the best thing they could do is call them the Jets. Merch is continuing to fly off the shelves and I am pretty sure if they take over the Jets name, they get a small percentage of the revenue the NHL has made from Merch sales.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:35 AM

It would be interesting to read how much money the League made on Jets merchandise between then and now. My guess: lots.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:06 AM

They likely do not have the rights to the jets name or logo. They may want it to be the Jets. However until they secure the rights (aka pay off the right people) they can't say one way or the other.



I believe the NHL owns the rights and will give them to the team if they request it.


Yeah, the NHL has already said that they will open up the rights for the Jets if this new Winnipeg franchise chooses to use them.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

Anything other than Jets=fail on their part IMO

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:02 AM

Anything other than Jets=fail on their part IMO


Heard from multiple people in Winnipeg that the name will be released at the draft (possibly during the 7th overall pick) and it will be the Jets.

TNSE hosting draft party at MTS Centre. I highly doubt they announce the name with all eyes on the draft and not have it be the Jets.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:31 AM

The MTS Center now has the distinction of being the smallest NHL arena.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:38 AM

The MTS Center now has the distinction of being the smallest NHL arena.


Thats already sold out for 5 years with an 8000 person waiting list that was capped. Oh ya, the people on the waiting list are paying $50 a year to be on it.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:58 AM

According to the Winnipeg Sun, Claude Noel will be announced as the head coach of the franchise. [LINK]

They've also released their pre-season schedule, and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff says that their draft pick will be given a 'generic NHL sweater'. [LINK]

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:03 PM

This is correct. The NHL owns the rights to the Jets name and logo. Bettman has already said, if TNSE wants it; they can have it.

However, I really doubt they will be the Jets. I believe Mark Chipman wants to start off fresh and build his own team and culture. I want it to be the Jets, but in this day and age of expansion and new culture of hockey; it will be something really stupid and the logo will be some cartoon fantasy animal.

Winnipeg Falcons - Barf
Winnipeg Moose - better than Falcons but still barf
Winnipeg Whiteout - Rolls off the tongue but doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Really, the best thing they could do is call them the Jets. Merch is continuing to fly off the shelves and I am pretty sure if they take over the Jets name, they get a small percentage of the revenue the NHL has made from Merch sales.

Probably right.

I'll feel kinda sorry for the fans of the team; the color/logo/name combo will probably be another mess.

Hopefully they'll go with the Jets, and their old uni's from the 90's.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:00 PM

Doesn't matter at this point every jersey in the place will be a jets jersey.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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