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12-07-2011, 01:09 PM
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peter sullivan
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Originally Posted by cbcwpg View Post
"We moved the Thrashers (to Winnipeg) pretty late last year. We're not looking at any deadlines right this minute," Bettman said.
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winnipeg had an infrastructure in place with TNSE.....they were also preparing more than a year in advance.....contracts had been negotiated, ticket strategies were done, marketing, management etc was all in place.

whoever is going to buy the coyotes will be starting from scratch.

it is possible that whoever is going to buy the team and relocate them is already working on these things, as TNSE was, but I would think that they would need a little more lead time than they got in winnipeg....they barely made it as it was.

when TNSE was working on things behind the scenes, there were lots of people who knew about it and leaks were pretty common (mostly dismissed at the time)....that doesnt seem to be happening at this point in another market like quebec.

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