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121REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 8:55 am

Ev


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I don't think Thompson will make a dumb decision, this guy is the richest guy in Canada. Hopefully the team name will be good, if not, tell Winnipegers to suck it up because at least they're getting their team back! Ahhhhh!

122REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 9:16 am

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shabbs wrote:The Winnipeg Jets/Moose/Manitobans/Black Flies/whatever... will apparently play in the Southeast Division next season. The NHL will look at a re-alignment of the Divisions after next season.

According to Bobby Mac...

wow...how dumb is that? hey lets ruin it even more for the players in winnipeg but making them travel way more than every other team, save for detroit.

123REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 9:26 am

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Michallica wrote:
shabbs wrote:The Winnipeg Jets/Moose/Manitobans/Black Flies/whatever... will apparently play in the Southeast Division next season. The NHL will look at a re-alignment of the Divisions after next season.

According to Bobby Mac...

wow...how dumb is that? hey lets ruin it even more for the players in winnipeg but making them travel way more than every other team, save for detroit.
This was probably the "easiest" solution with the current time frame. A re-alignment with teams going East/West will need some time to finalize.

124REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 9:45 am

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So what's it gonna take to get another team in the GTA? If the 'Peg fails again... it's gotta be a consideration...

125REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 9:51 am

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shabbs wrote:So what's it gonna take to get another team in the GTA? If the 'Peg fails again... it's gotta be a consideration...

This:

REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Jim_an10

126REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 9:57 am

Ev

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shabbs wrote:
Michallica wrote:
shabbs wrote:The Winnipeg Jets/Moose/Manitobans/Black Flies/whatever... will apparently play in the Southeast Division next season. The NHL will look at a re-alignment of the Divisions after next season.

According to Bobby Mac...

wow...how dumb is that? hey lets ruin it even more for the players in winnipeg but making them travel way more than every other team, save for detroit.
This was probably the "easiest" solution with the current time frame. A re-alignment with teams going East/West will need some time to finalize.

Yeah you can't just move them to a new division with only 4 months left until the season starts. If it was Phoenix they would have because they had a plan for it, but nobody expected Atlanta would be the one to move.

127REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 10:31 am

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Winnipeg’s travel will suck regardless of what division they are in, but it could hurt a little less after realignment. Here’s how realignment could work:

Detroit from the Central to the Northeast (bad news for the NE!)
Winnipeg from the Southeast to the Central
Boston from the Northeast to the Atlantic
New Jersey from the Atlantic to the Southeast

I think that accounts for all the moving parts.

128REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 10:43 am

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shabbs wrote:
Michallica wrote:
shabbs wrote:The Winnipeg Jets/Moose/Manitobans/Black Flies/whatever... will apparently play in the Southeast Division next season. The NHL will look at a re-alignment of the Divisions after next season.

According to Bobby Mac...

wow...how dumb is that? hey lets ruin it even more for the players in winnipeg but making them travel way more than every other team, save for detroit.
This was probably the "easiest" solution with the current time frame. A re-alignment with teams going East/West will need some time to finalize.

How difficult is it to switch two teams from one conference to another? I guess its like that most likely due to the scheduling which has already begun.

129REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:00 am

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So, could the preference of a new name be based mainly on the hope of selling more jerseys and gear?

130REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:01 am

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Live coverage of the press conference begins on TSN2 and tsn.ca starting at 11:30 ET. Presser starts at 12ET.

131REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:03 am

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Well, I don't think so personally.

Minnesota could have went back to North Stars even though Dallas got their team and dropped the "North".

Jets were relocated, perhaps it is bad Karma?

132REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:05 am

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Michallica wrote:
shabbs wrote:
Michallica wrote:
shabbs wrote:The Winnipeg Jets/Moose/Manitobans/Black Flies/whatever... will apparently play in the Southeast Division next season. The NHL will look at a re-alignment of the Divisions after next season.

According to Bobby Mac...

wow...how dumb is that? hey lets ruin it even more for the players in winnipeg but making them travel way more than every other team, save for detroit.
This was probably the "easiest" solution with the current time frame. A re-alignment with teams going East/West will need some time to finalize.

How difficult is it to switch two teams from one conference to another? I guess its like that most likely due to the scheduling which has already begun.
Perhaps they're looking at a more sizable re-alignment with quite a few teams moving around... the NHL doesn't move quick on anything, that's for sure.

Bring back the Patrick, Adams, Smythe, and Norris Divisions!!!!!

133REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:06 am

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LeBrun: Source says name of Winnipeg team "still not determined"

134REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:09 am

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A straight-up swap between Winnipeg and Detroit wouldn't work too well...I described a possible realignment in a post, above.

On the name-game, I think most of the civilized world would like to see "Jets" used, but for selling merchandise, a new name is likely to be used. Also, I'm not sure if there are any legal issues surrounding the use of "Jets".

135REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:13 am

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tim1_2 wrote:A straight-up swap between Winnipeg and Detroit wouldn't work too well...I described a possible realignment in a post, above.

On the name-game, I think most of the civilized world would like to see "Jets" used, but for selling merchandise, a new name is likely to be used. Also, I'm not sure if there are any legal issues surrounding the use of "Jets".
The NHL owns the Jets name, so there should be no legal issue. I'm sure this is all about generating a new brand and selling more merchandise. Revenue, revenue, revenue...

136REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:16 am

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The scene today in Winnipeg...

Thompson: "The JETS are BACK in Winnipeg!!!!!"
Crowd: "YEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! FINALLY!!!!! WE LOVE THE JETS!!!!"
Thompson: "Now, please line up and purchase three years worth of season's tickets right off the bat."
Crowd: "DOH!"

*crowd leaves*

Bettman: "Awww Diddle man."

137REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:18 am

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shabbs wrote:LeBrun: Source says name of Winnipeg team "still not determined"

Ditto for the whereabouts of LeBrun's jawline.

138REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE - Page 9 Empty Re: REPORT: ATLANTA TO WINNEPEG COMPLETE on Tue May 31, 2011 11:20 am

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