Relocation News: All Winnipeg NHL related news Day 2

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Thrashers offer seats, little else of comfort.  Perhaps we need to set up Atlanta/Winnipeg sister city relationship.  The fans have been classy and respectful on both ends of this process.  Of course burning the jets banner was a bit much. CBC:  Rally supports Thrashers in Atlanta.  As we discussed with Thrashers goalie […]

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie,Relocation News on May 21, 2011

Drama in the Desert & Dixie: Flames owner backs Winnipeg bid, Potential Thrasher saviour discredited, Jets still name of choice for team in Winnipeg.

TSN:  Manitoba won’t subsidize team in Winnipeg.  Nothing new to report but a reiteration that the Province of Manitoba WILL NOT be subsidizing the team for True North. Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Thrashers fans plan rally.  Good for Thrashers fans.  Hopefully they can get a big crowd out and show that the real cause of problems is […]

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie on May 18, 2011

Drama in the Desert & Dixie: NHL retreat from Atlanta far from strategic, CBC’s Friedman suggests Thrashers hurtling towards Manitoba, Whose ready to see a Phoenix/Winnipeg game?

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Hawks for sale!  Thrashers for sale!  But only one stands to exit. Miami Herald:  Thrashers-to-Winnipeg story is bad news for Bettman.  Of course while many in Winnipeg are not fond of the Commissioner for what they saw (fair or not) as his lack of effort to save the Jets, perhaps he will […]

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie on May 17, 2011

Drama in the Desert & Dixie: Atlanta hockey on thin ice, Thrasher fans need to focus on four letters – WWGD, Could NHL’s other owners save the Thrashers?

Atlanta Journal Constitution:  If the Thrashers leave, it won’t be because Atlanta failed them.  This mess begins and ends with ownership.  Fans are the convenient scapegoat. ESPN:  Thrashers  Prez mum on teams status.  I’d say that this rumor is snowballing past the point of stopping but we always have the Phoenix example to point to as proof […]

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie on May 16, 2011

Drama in the Desert & Dixie: Clock ticking in Atlanta, Ominous signs of past in Atlanta, No time for division realignment if Thrashers move.

Calgary Herald:  Plett sees ominous signs of past in Atlanta.  He hits problem on head, playoffs once in eleven years makes it difficult to grow fan base. Toronto Sun:  Clock ticking on future of Thrashers.  Varying accounts out of Atlanta either have team being saved or nobody interested in saving it.  Who knows what anymore. Columbus […]

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie on May 15, 2011

Drama in the Desert & Dixie: Heat is on in Atlanta, comic relief in the desert, could Glendale buy Coyotes?

Globe and Mail:  Comic relief in the desert.  If you’re Matthew Hulsizer are you starting to understand what it feels like to be a Winnipeger.  Not so nice when you get leveraged. Toronto Sun:  Signs point to move for Thrashers.  Nobody else to focus on…or is there. Globe and Mail:  The Heat is on in […]

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie on May 14, 2011

Drama in the Desert & Dixie: TSN Jets meter rockets to 33, Thrashers owner candid interview, Gary Bettman & Bill Daly spin the Thrasher news, With Hawks eliminated from NBA playoffs will Thrashers news break.

USA Today:  NHL needs to work as hard to keep Thrashers as it did for Coyotes.    Good read from Kevin Allen. TSN:  Jets Meter.  Takes a massive 5 point leap from 28 to 33. Atlanta Journal Constitution:  Unclear if Atlanta Spirit, True North in negotiations.  If the Levenson interview wasn’t clear that there is nobody […]

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie on May 13, 2011

Drama in the Desert & Dixie: Atlanta Mayor says city wouldn’t consider Glendale style solution to save Thrashers, Q & A on Thrashers’ future, Is Matthew Hulsizer walking from deal to save Yotes?

Globe & Mail:  Bill Daly ‘cant guarantee’ that Thrashers will stay in Atlanta.  Appears that the Thrashers aren’t getting same love as Coyotes.  Go figure. Fan 590:  This isn’t an exit…yet.  Basically the Fan 590′s Greg Brady (our tweet of the day) was having a discussion with a Thrashers player he is acquainted with and […]

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Drama in the Desert,Drama in the Desert & Dixie on May 12, 2011