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The Princess of Canada doth decree Winnipeg to land Atlanta Thrashers Franchise!

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by padre31, May 19, 2011.

  1. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/atlanta-thrashers-moving-to-winnipeg/article2029179/

    Which is of course, tradition.


    :wink2:

    Congrats to the denizens of the province Hockey has been gone for quite some time and it is good to see it coming back as Atlanta is not a Hockey town in any sense of the term.
     
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  2. Ronnie Bass

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    The Globe and Mail jumped the gun here, it's NOT a done deal.
     
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  3. MikeHoncho

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    Is she hawt?
     
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  4. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Really?

    The folks up there really want their NHL back, Atlanta seems indifferent to the NHL, so I'm sort of cheering for them to land a team.
     
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  5. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    You will have to ask our fine neighbors to the north abowt it.

    :wink2:
     
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  6. Two Tacos

    Two Tacos Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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  7. unifiedtheory

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    Just don't name it "Manitoba Moose"...so lame. Jets or Voyagers.
     
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  9. wpgfishfan

    wpgfishfan Member

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    HOLY **** I was just about to post this....This will happen...Do I finally get to change my Sig???????

    I'm so happy

    UT: Rumor is Manitoba Falcons which is the name of our first team in the early 1900's or Manitoba Bears

    **** the Jets name....It reminds me of those green ****ers in new york
     
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  10. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    But what do the Mushroom People of Nova Scotia think?
     
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  11. padre31

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    I hope so, seems to me the folks up there, friendly jabs aside, would really appreciate a NHL team.
     
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  12. wpgfishfan

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    I'm fist pumping everyone in this thread even if it's a negative comment

    I like the Jets as much as I like the Dolphins....Imagine the Dolphins leave for 15 years and then come back
     
  13. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    That's right, the Nordiques became the Avalanche and the Jets the Coyotes?
     
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  14. wpgfishfan

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    Still not 100%. But we are at 99%. This will help the NFL off season
     
  15. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I'm really looking forward to the CFL season this yr wpg, especially seeing the redone BC place.

    The jumbotron is the second largest in N. America.
     
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  16. Ronnie Bass

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    It's probably going to happen, it's just not a done deal yet as the article suggests.
     
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  17. Tone_E

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    This is EXACTLY what should be on the damned jerseys. Nothing more, nothing less.

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  18. Tone_E

    Tone_E Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    And DEFINITELY NOT some modern crap like this...

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  19. FaninPatsyLand

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    Nashville to the SE?

    Seems to be the most logical move in the realignment.
     
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  20. padre31

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    I must ask, why do the two teams from Winnipeg both have/had Aircraft as names?

    Is there some huge airport in WPG?
     
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  21. Ronnie Bass

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    They took their name from an old Juniors team in the WHL the Winnipeg Jets, no idea how that Junior's teams came up with that name though.
     
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  22. Tone_E

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    Not sure Padre, I just like the history and think the Jets should return to Winnipeg.
     
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  23. wpgfishfan

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    The name is going to be Manitoba for sure not Winnipeg. I don't like it but it is what it is. As for the jets name

    1. I hate it because it reminds me of NY
    2. The jets moved to Phoenix and we are getting Atlanta
    3. Our new owner is a Chicago bears fan. I like that idea but I hope we use a polar bear logo since northern Manitoba has them
    4. If it's not the jets the most popular choice is the falcons which was our old team name
     
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  24. wpgfishfan

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    It was WHA and it was not junior it was just as good as NHL. Winnipeg led the European movement and we also had Bobby hull. Oh and a guy named Gretzky started his pro career in the WHA
     
  25. Ronnie Bass

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    I think you misunderstood me, the WHA team got the name the Jets from an old WHL team from the Juniors.
     
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  26. dolfan32323

    dolfan32323 ty xphinfanx

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    finally, bring hockey back to winnipeg!
     
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  27. wpgfishfan

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    Officially done today....Presserr at 11:00 am central time

    ****en rights
     
  28. padre31

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    So, when are you going to change your sigline?

    :shifty:
     
  29. Boik14

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    Good for Winnipeg/Manitoba. This is the second time the NHL tried to have a franchise in Atlanta and the second time it failed. The sooner they realize only college and pro football matter to that area the better off they will be. MLB and NBA can't even get Atlanta fans to come out regularly and they actually have teams worth watching. The good news for Winnipeg is they have a team again, the bad news is it's not very good :lol:
     
  30. unifiedtheory

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    Excellent news....now, bring on the Finals!!!!!
     

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