Atlanta Thrashers Sale Completed To Winnipeg Group

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True North Sports Officially Buys Thrashers, Will Move Team To Winnipeg

 

After two weeks of constant rumors and reports that a deal had been completed, the NHL, True North Sports, and Atlanta Spirit Group have announced that the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers is complete, and that True North Sports will move the team to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season.  The cost of the deal is rumored to be $110 million for the team and a $60 million relocation fee that is paid to the NHL.  Atlanta will lose its second NHL franchise in the last thirty years.  The NHL will be back in Winnipeg for the first time since the 1996-97 season.  The sale and relocation are all dependent on a vote by the NHL Board of Governors on June 21.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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What Should A New Winnipeg NHL Team Be Named?

 

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What Should A Winnipeg NHL Team Be Named?

 

With all the recent talk of the potential sale of the Atlanta Thrashers and possible move to Winnipeg, the biggest question being asked by fans is: what will the team be named?  The rumors seem to suggest that the Manitoba Moose is the current front runner, thanks to the interests of potential owners True North Sports.  There is historical precedent for the obviously the Winnipeg Jets,  but also other, even older names.  Could they even remain the Thrashers?  There are even more options out there.  Which names are possible and why? Find out after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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Atlanta Thrashers, Not Coyotes, Appear Headed to Winnipeg

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Owners Looking to Sell To Winnipeg Group

The ownership group, Atlanta Spirit, LLC., have recently opened negotiations with True North Sports about the possible sale of the Atlanta Thrashers franchise.  The sale of the Thrashers to True North Sports, a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, based group would then move the team to Winnipeg for play as soon as the 2011-12 season.  The cost of the deal is rumored to be $110 million for the team and a $60 million relocation fee that is paid to the NHL.  If the sale and move are completed, the team has been rumored to be rebranded as the Manitoba Moose.

Bryan Vickroy

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