I have been hearing Kootenay for a long time would move to Winnipeg since they don't make a dime there.
I remember reading a quote from Jeff Chynoweth (Kootenay GM/President) saying that they had by far the smallest operating budget in the WHL. He figured it was probably one third of what the Oil Kings had for resources.
Would love to see the WHL in Winnipeg again. Being able to see some of the young stars in the WHL would be awesome.
Wonder if it would also allow Jets management (specifically Chevy, Zinger) to scout some WHL games, here, that they wouldn't be able to do otherwise. May mean some additional WHL talent in our prospects pool, though they haven't been shy in drafting players from the WHL.
No because The Warriors are the biggest gang in Manitoba...."Manitoba Warriors"...
Someone else suggested "Strikers" which also has huge gang implications.
With gangs wanting to show their "Colours" there is no way that any respectable organization would want to associated in the least with names like those...
Cool names...just no appropriate names..
Strikers is a gang?
Eitherway, tiptoeing around "gang" affiliations is bull ****. If your shying away from a name because of possible gang affiliations when there's obviously a much longer, stronger tie to something more meaningful your being a turd.
I spent my childhood in MW and IP territory and I wouldn't have even made the connection if you hadn't mentioned it.
Now granted, i find the warriors name too unoriginal myself but still, definitly don't think we should be shying away from names because of possible gang affiliations that haven't been overly relevent in 10+ years.
Originally Posted by Jet
I took the first girl I ever dated to a Winnipeg Warriors game. She wore a scoliosis back brace.
Now I'm gay. Coincidence? Well, uh yeah.
I think with what we've seen wrt sports teams and logos over the past while Warriors is probably out of the question.
this is the funniest post i've read in a long time. Clap Clap, Jet.... Clap Clap.
Not to jump the gun, but if a WHL were to relocate to the Peg, is there room to host two teams out of MTSC? Would another 'home' dressing room be needed? Would the share workout facilities with the Jets?
As for a name, don't mind Moose, Bears, or Falcons. Warriors won't happen - due to MJ.
I'm actually leaning to the Moose. Would be, so Moose Jaw got the Warriors nickname with team from Wpg, well, we'll just take part of your city name for our team. Take that. .
Also, could Mick E Moose then please just be the mascot for the Jr team, and we could get a new mascot for the Jets. Something more appropriate than a moose.