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01-05-2013, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
Winnipeg Jets (the name at least) has a thorough history in Manitoba. Winnipeg has almost 700 thousand people (more in the 'Greater Winnipeg Area'). Regina and Saskatoon both combined have less people than that with almost 250 kilometres between them.
Yet the Riders are always sold-out, the Bombers...not so much. The hockey fervour in Sask. has a religious intensity that football just can't match. Disposable income in Sask. is now higher than in Winnipeg and possible diversions are still fewer. Distance in Sask. is irrelevant as it is always a long way to anywhere. If Winnipeg can support an NHL franchise, Saskatchewan could as well.

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