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02-25-2013, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 View Post
I don't think it will have that big of an impact. Similar to the Snowbird argument for CAN vs FLA teams. There are definitely Thrashers fans with a rooting interest, but Nashville and Winnipeg fans and media represent the vast majority and the interest isn't there.

IMO, Even if the on-ice rivalry heats up between the two, it would still have the least amount of potential fan interest vs potential interest in a rivalry with any other team in the division.

Of course that's not all bad. If there is just one team in the division that doesn't jive. Because like I said I think the Dallas rivalry would really blow up, and without Detroit to focus on, the St. Louis and Chicago rivalries would intensify.
Yeah outside of displaced Atlanta fans who either stuck with the team or moved on to Nashville I don't really think Nashville/Winnipeg will become much of a rivalry.

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