Relocation News: All Winnipeg NHL related news Day 4

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie,Relocation News on May 23, 2011 — 5 Comments

Vancouver Sun:  Relocation to Winnipeg could open door to moreI would love to to see the Nordiques and Whalers jerseys back in the league.

Wall Street Journal:  Creating the geographically accurate NHL mapLooks good to us.

Toronto Star:  Thrashers jetting off to Winnipeg?  Wait and seeCan the standard Toronto line about no corporate support be given a rest?  Winnipeg has more than both Ottawa and Edmonton (as per CBC report).

Winnipeg Free Press:  No press conference TuesdayIf you go down to MTS Centre best you’re going to get is a Kid Rock ConcertBut when the time comes to have a rally, it is going to be monumental.

11Alive News:  NHL Deputy Commish Dalsy says no announcement tomorrowFurther quelling the idea that True North is having a press conference tomorrow.

Winnipeg Sun:  Return of the NHL press conference likely delayedPeople in Winnipeg have been waiting 15 years, a few more days won’t kill them.

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Spirit ends exclusivity on Hawks sale talksAppears that NBA commish Stern won’t be rid of the ASG guys, but will NHL commish Bettman?

TSN:  Jets meter Jumps from 33 to 38We are getting quite close to “Dropping the Puck”.

Click ‘read more’ for additional all the news links, blogs, and today’s tweet of the day.

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  While Bettman hides, Thrashers slow death near completeThe Thrashers fans are going to be left wondering, why Phoenix but not Atlanta?

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Last local buyer in Atlanta likely outThat would appear to be the end of the Thrashers in Atlanta.    Only possible rescue would have to come from NHL.

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Fans have ideas on how to save ThrashersFans continue to show they have way more interest than the ASG in keeping the Thrashers.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets or bustIronic that Chipman would become a part owner of the Coyotes.

STEPHEN RIPLEY/Winnipeg Sun

Globe and Mail:  Winnipeg working to regain role as transportation ‘gateway to west’Say what you will about our city, but the old sign as you entered the city limits was absolutely right when it described Winnipeg as  ‘one great city’.

Toronto Star:  Cheering for the JetsWhy can’t everyone just cheer for now, and then wait to tell us “I told you so” after our first non-sellout.

Toronto Sun:  Thrashers saga shows no signs of abatingIf things aren’t cleared up by this week, then I give up.

Winnipeg Sun:  Paying the NHL piperPeggers will be sure to break open the piggy banks when given the opportunity.

NESN:  NHL will benefit from return to WinnipegWinnipeg will impress everyoneWe now know what it takes to support our team.   Nice to see the sentiment from out East.

Blogs:

Yahoo:  Five best Winnipeg Jets teams of all timeMakes you hate the Oilers so much.

Box Seats (Washington Post):  Thrashing aboutHate that they keep throwing the 15,000 seats in MTS Centre in our face.  If they are charging $60 average price per ticket and someone with an 18,000 seat arena is charging $45 average price per ticket, what’s the difference?  (Hint:  Advantage MTS Centre).

Yahoo:  Thrashers message to NHL – stay NorthGood summation of the situation.

The Purple Rod:  “Spirited Energy” creator says naming new NHL team Jets a bad ideaWith all due respect, if this is the guy who came up with “spirited energy as our slogan, I’d suggest we do the exact opposite of what he recommends.

Toro Magazine:  Jets could crash in WinnipegI really wish these guys would do their homework before writing an article.  It has already been stated (by CBC) that Winnipeg has more corporate sponsors than Ottawa and Edmonton.

Video of the Day – Thrashers Chris Thornburn sounded off on Saturday:

  • http://twitter.com/jenmassley Jen Massley

    Love that Jets meter!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ManitobaJets1 Manitoba Jets

    Why cant the toronto media types cut winnipeg some slack?  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Jackman/578676118 Ryan Jackman

    Why do they switch Pittsburg and Boston in the new Winnipeg Realignment plan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I2POZMGUYXGH5FGW2PKJSYFUUE your Mother

    A hint for you: I wonder why there is no press conference yet stating a Thrashers move to WPG..(do you think there may be a deal going bad???) wink wink….stay tuned ;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I2POZMGUYXGH5FGW2PKJSYFUUE your Mother

    No taxpayer/providencial funding=No NHL team.