Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Atlanta Thrashers To Move To Winnipeg Manitoba, And Other Sports News

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. 

News Briefs:
  • Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the NBA final 92-84
  • Rodger Federer and Andy Murray both advanced into the French Open Semi-finals
  • The Stanley Cup Finals kick off tomorrow in Vancouver 
  • Kevin McHale agrees to be the new Head Coach of the Houston Rockets

19 comments:

  1. that's great for winnipeg, it has been a long time!

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  2. They will not be the Thrashers (a Thrasher being the state bird of Georgia). I've heard it's between Moose or Jets.

    The problem is the name Jets belongs to the Phoenix Coyotes, however since the NHL currently owns the Coyotes buying the naming rights will probably be easier then other situations.

    There is also discussion if it'll be "Winnipeg" or "Manitoba"

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  3. They hopefully will change their name back to the Jets just for classic purposes and the fact that Thrashers sounds strange.

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  4. Winnipeg gonna have his hockey team, well Quebec people will be pissed off, they always are

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  5. The name won't be Thrashers, it's between Moose and Jets is what I'm hearing

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  6. Why do they have to change the name? Thrasher sounds hardcore.

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  7. Mind = BLown...I can't believe this..its good news, I've always hated the name, the logo, and the location of that team...all we need now is to change Minnosota's team name and we're good

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  8. Jets would be awesome. Moose.. eh. The name just isn't very inspiring.

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  9. Not bad, the name still doesn't seem to appealing though

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  10. Good old Hockey! Winnipeg deserves it, been long enough!

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  11. i hope they return to the jets and keep the old logo

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  12. I hope they update it a little bit.

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  13. personally i like this one. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d5/WPGJETSLOGO2.svg

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