It's official folks! The Atlanta Thrashers are moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba (that's Canada). The NHL will return to Winnipeg after a 15 season absence. The move was expected to happen for a couple weeks now as local ownership options in Atlanta fell through and True North stepped up and purchased the team. A lot of questions remain such as: What will the team name be? What division will they play in? What happens to the current AHL tenet in Winnipeg? Among all the questions though is celebration and hope. The people of Winnipeg (and Manitoba in general) deserve an NHL team, and this brings hope to old NHL towns such as Quebec City and Hartford. I'm firmly on board with this move, and future ones of southern teams north. More on this subject to come.
Huge News out of Columbus, Ohio today, Head Coach Jim Tressel has stepped down. Amid all the current controversy surrounding the Ohio State football program coach Tressel has stepped down. Already suspended for the first 5 games along with some prominent players, Ohio State now looks like it's in even more trouble heading into this season.
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