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#141 R-Dizzle

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:03 PM

Bettman didn't look too thrilled.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:04 PM

Well, not many details released...looks like much depends on the Governors meeting on June 21st, although the NHL Draft is in 3 weeks...I'm not sure how a nameless/logoless team can draft players? Would they still be operating as the Atlanta Trashers or Winnipeg Thrashers or what?
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:09 PM

I see it coming. They will take Nashville and move them into Atlanta's spot in the southeast then move Minny into the Central and Winnipeg into the Northwest. Geographically this makes the most sense. What I would like to see is:


That's exactly how I see it going down. Figure Gary will keep the 2 teams asking to move east the most (i.e. Detroit & Columbus) out west instead.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:11 PM

I would also add an editorial comment here: If Winnipeg can sell 13,000 season tickets (average price 3rd highest in the NHL) with a 3-5 yr commitment, make tidy profits and be successful under the post-lockout economics....we're going to see a march northward for teams like Phoenix and Florida.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:20 PM

Well, not many details released...looks like much depends on the Governors meeting on June 21st, although the NHL Draft is in 3 weeks...I'm not sure how a nameless/logoless team can draft players? Would they still be operating as the Atlanta Trashers or Winnipeg Thrashers or what?

Ive seen in multiple sources they will pick up their AHL teams name and logo, so i think that will be it.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:25 PM

Well, not many details released...looks like much depends on the Governors meeting on June 21st, although the NHL Draft is in 3 weeks...I'm not sure how a nameless/logoless team can draft players? Would they still be operating as the Atlanta Trashers or Winnipeg Thrashers or what?

Not sure there is an issue here, they'll turn their attention immediately to naming the team now that they have worked through the acquisition. The team will be named in relatively short order and the governors meeting to approve happens before the draft, so that's a non-issue.

Ive seen in multiple sources they will pick up their AHL teams name and logo, so i think that will be it.

I've "heard" that through various sources as well, but I honestly don't think they have spent time on determining a name and I doubt it will end up being the Manitoba Moose. I really think it will be the Winnipeg....something.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:27 PM

Not sure if this is posted already but I thought this was kinda funny..

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:01 PM

Ive seen in multiple sources they will pick up their AHL teams name and logo, so i think that will be it.



Bettman said they wouldn't stand in the way of the team using "Jets". NHL owns the rights to the name at they will make it available to them. . .

Not that they'll have any issue selling tickets, but it would be pretty cool if their first UFA signing July 1 was Teemu Selanne for a one year deal.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:03 PM

1 failed experiment down, 2 to go.

I'm looking at you Nashville and Phoenix.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:10 PM

1 failed experiment down, 2 to go.

I'm looking at you Nashville and Phoenix.

Nashville?

I'm happy for the Winnipeg fans, and sad for the Atlanta fans (although Winnipeg has many more). Regardless of the situation, I can imagine how the Atlanta fans feel.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:11 PM

1 failed experiment down, 2 to go.

I'm looking at you Nashville and Phoenix.



At least they have good teams that compete for playoff spots.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:15 PM

1 failed experiment down, 2 to go.

I'm looking at you Nashville and Phoenix.

I would throw Miami on there before Nashville actually.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:16 PM

1 failed experiment down, 2 to go.

I'm looking at you Nashville and Phoenix.



Nashville?

If you said Phoenix and Miami I would be with you but Nashville?!?!?!

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:16 PM

Seriously though folks, we need to start working as hard as the Jets fans did to get their team back in order to get us to go East!


Join the movement to get Detroit in the Eastern Conference and look at what our community can do to influence the league!
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#155 Electrophile

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:17 PM

My best friend and her husband live right outside Nashville, and they go to tons of Predators games, and according to them the games are sold out, if not 95% sold out. So while hockey didn't work in Atlanta, that doesn't mean it can't work anywhere else in the South, just that the odds are stacked against them.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:22 PM

My best friend and her husband live right outside Nashville, and they go to tons of Predators games, and according to them the games are sold out, if not 95% sold out. So while hockey didn't work in Atlanta, that doesn't mean it can't work anywhere else in the South, just that the odds are stacked against them.

There was just never a chance that it was going to work in Atlanta, one of the worst sports towns in North America. No offense to any Atlanta fans out there, but when the Maddux/Glavine/Smoltz Braves teams couldn't even sell out a playoff series back in the day, it's a bad sports town.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

Phoenix-Winnipeg games. Crazy

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:58 PM

Congrats Winnipeg!

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:43 PM

A "Bettman Sighting" is the real story here; credit taken where credit is not due.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:47 PM

CNBC, the leader of sports news :hehe:, listed this as a done deal on TV earlier today. Just thought I'd add it to the pile.

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