Rumor: WPG/CJB swap for partial season before full realignment
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01-07-2013, 01:07 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
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In the case of Winnipeg, I simply don't think it wise leaving them as only Canadian team in the Norris. Putting them in the Adams (Northeast) with the eastern Canadian teams will not only help them with gate and TV revenues, it would also keep going through customs to a minimum. Minnesota is along for the ride as a local driving distance rival.
What? Winnipeg is an all or nothing type of situation...they need demand to be very high for tickets, if it is not, they will not succeed. That means just as high for -30 Tuesday night game against Florida as other games, like Canadian teams. If they start getting into trouble playing 1/2 extra games a year against Toronto and Montreal will not make a difference...it's plain stupid to put Winnipeg in anything but a central division, IMO, with Minnesota, St. Louis, Chicago, etc. That's where Winnipeg fits naturally culturally and geographically, a mid west team. Who cares CAN-US thing, I know the Jets don't since Jets management is the one pushing for them to end up as the only Canadian team in a central division. That's where they belong and the sooner they get there, the better, to start developing our rivalries with Minnesota (mostly), Chicago(particularly right now with the high Winnipeg content on that team) and perhaps even St. Louis.
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