Winnipeg A Possibility??

According to the Winnipeg Sun, an NHL franchise would’ve recently contacted the municipal authorities of the city of Winnipeg regarding the possibility to move their team in the canadian city… (

Municipal counseler Dan Vandal declared to the newspaper that he received a phone call last week from someone representing ”an NHL team based in the United States.”

This call didn’t came from Mario Lemieux and nobody from the Pittsburgh Penguins, even though the mayor of the town inquired about the possibility of moving the Pens in Winnipeg. Vandal refused to identify the team. In fact, this team would’ve let a message on his answering machine while he was in vacation in Costa Rica, asking him if the city was serious about hosting an NHL team.

Vandal said that this team had financial problems.

Winnipeg has lost his team to Phoenix in 1996 when the Jets became the Coyotes.



62 Responses to Winnipeg A Possibility??

  1. TC_4 says:

    Also, the only reason that the NHL moved out of Winnipeg was because they couldn’t get a new arena. Well, guess what they’re currently building in Winnipeg…….

  2. TC_4 says:

    The CBA could also be the best part about this. Like some others have pointed out, if they get a team by the end of this year, then a good(and I stress the word good)new CBA gets done, with a cap of about 38 mil(which is the number numerous people in the media are saying)and you get the revenue sharing, Winnipeg can more then support the NHL again. I hope there is a league in 2 years!!!

  3. TC_4 says:

    Winnipeg is building a new NHL arena, keep up on your facts!!! How can you say “Oklahoma had an Islanders game there a couple years ago and it sold out so they’ll do that 41 times a year.” I know that wasn’t your quote, but it is what your saying. It won’t happen in the South. Houston MAYBE, only because the Dallas/Houston rivalry would be formed, and that helps the fans get into it, but even then, Florida and Tampa had a great one for a couple of years, and they both still struggle for fans.

  4. TC_4 says:

    Columbus is doing MORE then fine, they have yet to have less then a sellout for a game. LA is not a chance either, they do pretty good. Nashville, Carolina, Phoenix, Atlanta, Florida, T-Bay.

  5. edmontonrules says:

    Ya uh. I just drove through Winnipeg. Was I mistaken or did I happen to see a new arena being built? Ya I believe I did. How about YOU go to and check it out.

  6. rojoke says:

    HNIC reported last night that the owners of the Sacramento Kings have expressed interest in buying the team. They also believed that the team would remain in Anaheim, as the group wanted a presence “in Southern California.”

  7. rojoke says:

    I’ve heard it targeted between $41 million and $45 million. The owners low-balled their first offer at $32 million, I believe it was.

  8. rojoke says:

    Hamilton will not get an NHL team. Period. And there’s two reasons why they will never get a team. One is the Buffalo Sabres. The other is the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs have primary territorial rights in southern Ontario, and will veto any movement of any current team to Hamilton.

    And if you remember back to the expansion of the early 90s, when Ottawa and Tampa were announced, every media outlet, almost to a man, wondered why Hamilton, which had their arena built, open and ready to go, was rejected in favour of Ottawa, which had to play initially at the Civic Center, while they built their arena out in the boonies. And we all know how that turned out. The only logical reason they could come up with is that Hamilton was blocked by the Leafs ownership.

  9. Bretzky says:

    LOL Timonen one of the best D-men in the league on ANY team????? lmao. By Timonen, do you mean Lidstrom? Because otherwise, you’re severely incorrect.

  10. Bretzky says:

    LOL Timonen one of the best D-men in the league on ANY team????? lmao. By Timonen, do you mean Lidstrom? Because otherwise, you’re severely incorrect.

  11. distance7 says:

    I suppose Lidstrom is every defenseman in the league? Since I said “one of”? Right?

  12. Blastocystosis says:

    The writer of that article is stupid. That is more than likely made up, Nashville isn’t going anywhere.

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