Relocated News: All Winnipeg related NHL talk

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Dixie Drama,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie,Relocation News on June 1, 2011 — 5 Comments

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True North:  Drive to 13,000Well it’s already been a success with 1870 season tickets sold.

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Waddell’s job, Thrashers name will end with saleInteresting that they are retaining the Thrashers name.

Globe and Mail:  Wheeler looking ahead to ‘awesome’ Winnipeg debutI think everyone in the city is excited to see regular season hockey in October.

CBC:  Thrashers excited to call Winnipeg home.    Wouldn’t expect them to say anything different.

National Post:  Dudley believes he has future with Winnipeg. Sounds like they will work something out.

Star-Phoenix:  Ashton brothers praise Winnipeg as NHL city.  Love the love we’re getting from Jets alumni.

“I’m a Jets fan 110 per cent,” Ashton said. “Winnipeg is one of the most hockey-oriented cities in Canada. There’s no question now that this team will be one of the favourites in the country.”

For more Jets alumni news tune into a special edition of the Sports Radio 1290 broadcast from 2 pm cst to 4 pm cst, which will include Doug Smail, Phil Housley, Mike Eagles and Fredrik Olausson.

CBC:  Return of NHL hits Winnipeg in its walletWhich is why people here in Winnipeg need to stop acting like they’re being given something for free.  There is going to be a significant cost to the community, which while I’m sure it can handle, needs to be recognized as a significant partnership.  We aren’t being given a 170 million dollar gift.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Winner-peg gets it game backI would suggest it isn’t exactly at “no charge” since they were forced to way overpay for the Thrashers.

The NHL still owns the Jets name and Bettman said True North’s purchase will include it, if requested, at no charge.

Globe and Mail:  Small-market cities need more than fervent fansLet’s be realistic, the NHL was desperate but there has to be a reason they allowed a team to return to Winnipeg.

Calgary Herald:  President won’t make the trip northLots of work in the days and weeks ahead for the True North team.

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

Edmonton Journal:  Plenty to do before team hits the iceNo time for napping, big decisions still need to be made.

Winnipeg Free Press:  ‘Jets is a fine name,’ Winnipeg franchise ‘s co-owner saysWell that’s one big vote in favour of the name.

Calgary Herald:  Flames president glad to have Winnipeg back in foldI’m a big fan of Ken King’s.  When we went to Game 6 in 2004 and had rush seating so had to arrive 2 hours before game time, he came out and thanked the fans for the support.

Vancouver Sun:  Canucks lose the farm thanks to Winnipeg’s gainStill lots of questions surrounding the Moose.

Calgary Herald:  Ex-Jet Elynuik can still see sea of white.   One of the best traditions of the Jets which unfortunately due to home team’s wearing dark jerseys is somewhat antiquated.

Calgary Herald:  Flames recall heated rivalryIf it wasn’t the Oilers it was the Flames that killed our Jets in the 80’s, although we did boot them from the post seasonOh how I loved that Smythe division.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Now, about that team nickname thingI’ve heard from an IC reader that there are die-hard North Star fans who still refuse to wear a Wild jersey.  Something to think about.

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

    2nd highest ticket in Canada….youch.  Ah well price we pay to play.

  • http://twitter.com/MBFalcons Ryan Moharid

    As richard said on the show, they need us more than we need them.  Sorry NHL, you lose.

  • Anonymous

    Lets just hope people can put their money where their mouth is.  All i can commit to is the opener, and i already expect to pay top dollar for that.  Congrats to Winnipeg!!

    And to IC for being all over this story for the past month, and the 12 months prior!!  Cant wait to see you all in October!

  • http://twitter.com/zkatz87 Zak Katz

    The average is misleading because of the size of MTS Centre. If it were a 17-18k sized building, those extra 2-3k seats would all be coming from the low end of tickets (ie. $39/seat or less).

    Those extra seats would drop the average significantly. The weighted average of tickets (a more mathematically correct average) is actually $72/seat.

  • http://twitter.com/LarryPlett Larry Plett

    First we had the Jets Meter, then we had the TSN Jets Meter and now we have the Drive to 13000 Meter.  Excellent.