GO HARD WINNIPEG

Wanye
May 21 2011 12:18AM

So it's looking pretty much like the NHL is coming back to Winnipeg.

Sick.

Right off the bat - a team returning to Canada is a cause for celebration for anyone who lives on the Northern half of the 49th parrallel. Save the disappointment that the team has not worked in Atlanta and the impact on the players and team staff and the great many Thrashers fans - what isn't there to love here exactly?

A team that is in a small northern Canadian City where the players will be Gods, the players wives will be choked and the fans deliriously happy regardless of team play?

Kinda hits home as an Oilers fan. Kinda sounds strikingly familiar. Kinda sounds like Edmonton just arrived at 29th place in the least desirable markets too.

BOOM.

WPG = LEGIT

We have a brother in law that lives in Winnipeg. The guy lives and dies NHL hockey and the Jets being pulled from Winnipeg broke his sports loving heart into pieces. It also caused a mild cardiac event in a pre-teen Wanye who was convinced that the Oilers were on their way out of town too.

Were it not for some late minute heroics from the local business community via the stalwart EIG, Edmontonians would have suffered a similar fate eventually in Edmonton. Then as now this would have been a fate worse than death.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE


We can understand why some people are leery about the return of the NHL to Winnipeg. The NHL Brass essentially told the City to pound sand in the midst of it's Save the Jets rally in the 90s. Now the team is coming back with zero fan fare from these same executives and only after the NHL seemingly stood directly between the Coyotes leaving Phoenix and returning to Winnipeg on several occasions.

Until Gary Bettman is spotted doing the Lindy at the Empire Nightclub on Main Street in Winnipeg**, there will be a faction that will always look at the return of NHL hockey with some mild distrust.

Then there are others like our brother in law. The guy is so pumped you wouyld think that the team had already won back to back first round first selection draft picks or something. That is a feat of excellence reserved only for the elite NHL squadrons friend.* Only time will tell if you are ready for that level of success or not.

Some folks were wondering what we would do to welcome our new Prairian Overlords at The Nation Network. We are absolutely launching a (insert team name here)Nation.(insert domain suffix here) just as soon as these trivial matters are sorted out.

We wouldn't miss this for the world.

GO 'PEG

Go hard Winnpeg. Recover that Atlanta fumble and run it into the end zone. Show the NHL it made a mistake a monumental mistake back in 1996 and that this City is gonna go hard in the 2011 paint.

And please consider your ol' pal Wanye and the Mighty Back to Back Entry Draft Champion Edmonton Oilers to be a mortal enemy, albeit a mortal enemy that is pumped to see you join the party and have you to kick around.

*Or so we were told by Oilers brass in a mental conditioning session a week ago.

**Actual bar looked it up.

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#1 Oilfan00
May 21 2011, 12:34AM
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FIRST!...oh wait...fail :(

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#3 The Goat - Team FIST
May 21 2011, 01:01AM
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F T W !

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#4 justDOit
May 21 2011, 01:05AM
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The joy of once again having an NHL team was short lived by Winnipeg fans, as they (or at least 98% of them) burned in the gloriously cleansing fires of the Rapture.

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#5 Jackie Treehorn
May 21 2011, 01:15AM
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Nice article and great news! Must have a eurphoric feeling in that city, much like Edmonton after getting Hall. Our teams being in the far north tundra, we have so much in common, so much we can relate to. They won the lottery in getting Atlanta rather than Pheonix anyway IMO, because they can keeping building what should/could be a could team with Ladd, Buff, Kane, Enstrom, Burmistrov, this years 7th pick, Sam Gagner, and 31st pick in the draft. (read between the lines you Bogo's, er Bozo's!).

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#6 Dapper Dan
May 21 2011, 01:22AM
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Apparently the easiest way to get a new franchise in Canada is to start one in Atlanta.

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#7 Marcus
May 21 2011, 01:30AM
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Even still... some canucks fans are suffering from GLOATWORM.

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#8 michael
May 21 2011, 09:54AM
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The Thrashers play in a market where they get 10.000 folks for a High School Football game. The end is nigh and the light at the end of the tunnel is the landing lights at Winnipeg International. Welcome to the Peg boys. Its time to play some real hockey. Not that namsy pamby sh#$t you guys have been playing in Atlanta. The Jets fans will expect a whole lot more than what you have been giving. Pressure? Cowboy up boys. The Jets are back in town.

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#9 I tried it at home
May 21 2011, 09:58AM
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Lets start things out with a dispersal draft, shall we? Byfuglien would look good as an Oiler

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#10 Butters
May 21 2011, 10:06AM
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Looking forward to reading articles on (insert team name here)Nation.(insert domain suffix here).

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#11 Quicksilver ballet
May 21 2011, 10:07AM
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Well, might as well get this going early.

WINNIPEG SUCKS!

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#12 Dodd
May 21 2011, 11:07AM
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Someone keep an eye on past members of the EIG. As they are surely going to heaven, if none of them have disappeared, the rapture is a sham.

In the name of all that is good, my second favorite team shall now be the Jets 2.0 until they are officially on their feet and here to stay. After that, it's WAR.

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#13 Dodd
May 21 2011, 11:08AM
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Butters wrote:

Looking forward to reading articles on (insert team name here)Nation.(insert domain suffix here).

JetsNation.XXX most likely.

Maybe Jetsnation.gov.mb.ca?

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#14 KenL
May 21 2011, 11:54AM
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I hope it happens...but...I'm still waiting for Bettman to do the lindy. All signs seem to indicate it will happen. A story just came out on the Pipeline Show that the Manitoba Moose is relocating to St. Johns NL next year. One wouldn't relocate a successful AHL franchise unless something is happening right? Right?

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/True-North-says-report-of-Moose-move-to-St-Johns-is-false-122386594.html

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#15 a lg dubl dubl
May 21 2011, 02:35PM
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wonder if the drunkin wall would like to finish his career back in the 'peg MAKE IT HAPPEN DITHERS

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#16 coptin_
May 21 2011, 03:05PM
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the new jets will be short lived! even with a sell out with some of the highest ticket prices in the league it has been estimated that they could lose 15 to 30 million a year.55 mil payroll plus aprox 30 mil for opperating costs,2 or 3 losing seasons and no more sellouts = another fail and a move to kansas city.your shinny new car looks good but youll go bankrupt paying for it

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#17 coptin_
May 21 2011, 03:11PM
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oh ya plus no one else will see them play they will be in the east so cbc will continue their leafs only on tv from the esat.and rsn who knows. wait they can have lobotomy and stammer and cgy can get real p by p team

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#18 Dutchscooter
May 21 2011, 03:28PM
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coptin_ wrote:

the new jets will be short lived! even with a sell out with some of the highest ticket prices in the league it has been estimated that they could lose 15 to 30 million a year.55 mil payroll plus aprox 30 mil for opperating costs,2 or 3 losing seasons and no more sellouts = another fail and a move to kansas city.your shinny new car looks good but youll go bankrupt paying for it

Uhhhhh....the owner of True North (who owns the Manitoba Moose) by all accounts is no financial dummy. I realize that the numbers for an NHL team is on a different scale, but True North apparently makes more money with the Moose than most NHL teams. What I'm saying is that if anyone can make an NHL team work in a small market, it's these guys.

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#20 Cory Dakin
May 21 2011, 03:52PM
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Thanks....

Now MC Hammer's 2 Legit 2 Quit is stuck in my head. Where are my parachute pants??!?

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#21 Sheldon "Oilers Fan for Life!!!"
May 21 2011, 04:09PM
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Dutchscooter wrote:

Uhhhhh....the owner of True North (who owns the Manitoba Moose) by all accounts is no financial dummy. I realize that the numbers for an NHL team is on a different scale, but True North apparently makes more money with the Moose than most NHL teams. What I'm saying is that if anyone can make an NHL team work in a small market, it's these guys.

A good business man is more important here than a good player because you can buy those if you know how to impress and you don't become a billionaire with out knowing how to impress people.

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#22 John Chambers
May 21 2011, 08:31PM
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Uh Wanye, when was the last time you bedded down in 'Pegistan? The Empire hasn't been around for 3 years - it's called Whiskey Dix now. No lie.

My wife invites you over for dinner and several bottles of Half Pints before we limousine off to my corporate suite at the MTS Centre, which in French translates into Centre MTS or Centre des maladies transmisees sexuellement. Again, no lie.

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#23 JohnQPublic
May 21 2011, 08:41PM
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Although the margin of error is razor thin in the Peg, I'm happy to see them back.

Losing the Jets ripped the heart out of the city.

I hope the City fights hard to keep them this time.

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#24 coptin_
May 22 2011, 01:44PM
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heard an interview on the fan with the mayor of the peg ,he mentioned $200,000.00 for a luxury box wtf farmers dont make that kind of bank

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#25 not_chemmy
May 28 2011, 09:24AM
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jetsnation.com even if (when) they choose a new name.

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