Thrashers to Winnipeg: done deal
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05-25-2011, 04:26 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Yawn, I hated the Jets as much as I did the Thrashers. I wish Vegas had a team, because I actually enjoy going to that city, unlike Winnipeg.
NHL isn't going forwards with this, its a lateral move.
It's good for Canada, and it IS good for the NHL as long as the Thrashers couldn't put more than 10 000 bodies in the arena. Winnipeg will draw more than that, and the tickets will cost more to top that off. More revenue for the league. More revenue from merchandising.
It's not a big market so the market for growth is for sure limited, but it's got a solid foundation and as long as the Canadian dollar stays near the American dollar it will be a viable franchise, and for the record the dollar is forecasted to stay above parity for quite some time, if never going back down below it.
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