NHL: Why I Feel Hockey Can Survive Long-Term in Winnipeg

March 4th, 2011 by Dorian McLean Leave a reply »
There is no question that tensions have been rising in both Atlanta and Phoenix as of late, with reports that one or both teams could be relocated as early as the 2011-12 season.

One relocation area that has been mentioned many times now is of course Winnipeg, the former home of the Phoenix Coyotes.

The team parted ways in 1996 and although it may not be widely known, there is a sharp pain riveting throughout the city as they long for the return of their team, or any team for that matter.

There is no question that when the team left in 1996, things were not looking bright for the city of Winnipeg. The city had some problems, notably a lack of financial support.

Declining attendance ultimately led to the teams inevitable departure.

Fast-forward 15 years later, and you are looking at a city that has prospered and grown ever since, with a strong economy to boot.

We currently hold a very powerful businessman in Mark Chipman. With deep pockets, he has been committed and made no secrets that he wants a team back in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg also has a brand new, state of the art hockey arena, one that is vastly improved over the ol ...

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