Thursday’s (6/15) News you can use: Latest on Return of the NHL to Winnipeg

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,News You Can Use on June 16, 2011 — 4 Comments

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Stewart will miss milestone as Thrashers move to WinnipegReally interesting story on Thrashers/Flames longtime equipment manager.

Winnipeg Free Press:  True North, MTS to expand partnership I like the positive attitude with the thought that they can push deal t0 2030.  NHL is here to stay.

CBC:  True North extends arena deal with MTSNot surprised they extended another 8 years.  Smart move by MTS.

Winnipeg Free Press: From London, with Love.  As first seen on Illegal Curve yesterday, it appears as though this design has (allegedly) caught the attention of Mark Chipman & TNSE.

ESPN:  Uni Watch readers redesign Thrashers jersey Some interesting concepts but we are still wowed by the professionalism of the presentation we saw out of England yesterday.

Winnipeg Free Press: Important Corporate Sponsorship Announcement Today.  The first announcement in, what I am  sure, will be a string of corporate announcements in the coming weeks and months. The fans bought the tickets, now the corporate sponsors will buy the advertising.

Ottawa Citizen:  Winnipeg won’t rush coaching decisionI don’t really see an advantage to rushing aside from the possibility that another team on the hunt is about to snatch up your first choice.

Winnipeg Free Press: (Old) Jets Memorabilia and Merchandise in High Demand.  At this point, TNSE should give the fans what they want with the team. In turn, I’m certain the new Jets merchandise will be just as popular as the old merchandise.

More news about the NHL’s return and from around the NHL after the jump.

Winnipeg Free Press: Atlanta Thrashers Head Scout to Run DraftThe draft is why you pay scouts, so it’s no surprise that Marcel Comeau will get his day in the spotlight. Zinger & Chevy will get their say on the 7th overall pick, but after that will rely heavily on the pre-draft analysis compiled by the scouts.

Hot 103 Radio Station: Take the Pledge not to RiotWinnipeg radio station piles on to Vancouver’s misery by creating a pledge for Winnipeggers to take, stipulating they wont recreate the insanity witnessed in Vancouver last night.

Times and Transcript:  Former Cats coach faces uncertain future Nothing fun about playing the waiting game for Thrashers associate coach John Torchetti.

Winnipeg Free Press: Coaching Carousel Continues to Spin. Rumoured to be a front runner for the Minnesota Wild position, Craig MacTavish joins the list of people interviewed or soon to be interviewed (Noel, Ramsey, Muller, Haviland)  by TNSE.

Winnipeg Sun:  ‘Peg can dare to dream about winning the cup I’m still trying to figure out if Winnipeg being back in the NHL is a dream.  Right now I think most people are dreaming about our team name.

Other NHL News:

Globe and Mail:  Rioting overshadows hockey as Vancouver reels after Game 7 lossPathetic display.  I wish I could say I’m surprised but there are always going to be some idiots who ruin it for everyone elseApparently the theme song should have been the Kaiser Chiefs “I predict a riot.

Boston Globe:  Bruins win first Stanley Cup in 39 yearsGood time to be a fan of sports in New England, which with last night’s win, has now won a title in all 4 major professional sports within the last decade.

TSN:  Bruins win the Stanley CupCongrats to the hard working Bruins team on winning a cup for the city of Boston, its first since 1971.  Specifically to Tim Thomas, who at 37 is playing like he is 27 and to Mark Recchi, who announced his retirement following the game, a game which saw him win his 3rd Stanley Cup ringAlso a kudos to Shane Hnidy, the only Manitoban on the Bruins.

Toronto Sun:  Council rejects call to support second NHL teamIf they could have 2 hockey teams in one  city it most certainly would be Toronto.

  • Kyle Kosior

    I have to say the designs on Uni Watch are all pretty good. Unique looking, at least. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7FXIAQE6UEN4RMI6SWXRUC6JE JRoy.

    After looking at yesterdays jersey designs again - They are pretty poor.  If you put the logos beside any other design in the league, they are VERY weak.  While the presentation of the designs was clearly professional (they were compiled by a design firm, afterall), the actual logos are completely amateur.
    I think we were all initially dazzled by the fancy presentation they put together and the season ticket mock-ups.  The logos are crap.

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

    I wouldn’t go so far as to call them crap but I would agree that most people were dazzled by the flashy presentation.

    I’m trying to figure out how in the ESPN contest, only 25% used the Jets logo. Well under the 65% average when it comes to name selection.

  • Luke Miguez

    I like the jersey designs, other than that red alternate, which is in desperately need of another look over.  I agree that the logo is crap, though.  New logo over the existing jersey?

    For some reason I love the font they’re using, I think it’s because for some reason I associate it with the 1940s and 50s.