Should There Be an NHL Team in Winnipeg?

July 12th, 2010 by Imtiaz Ferdous Leave a reply »
Canada had 8 teams about 14 years ago, however with nobody wanting to be the owners of 2 of the teams the Quebec Nordiques moved to Colorado and became the Avalanche and the Winnipeg Jets moved to Phoenix (how'd that work out?)

Now things are different, whenever a Canadian team is up for sale there are many bidders simply because there are so many fans. It's true there are more people in America but the percentage of fans is so much higher in Canada (I actually did a study on this albeit on data a few years old) that really it is a safer bet to bring a team to Canada. With Gary Bettman saying he wants to return hockey to places they abandoned before going to new places such as Hamilton, it seems more likely that hockey will return to Winnipeg or Quebec before anywhere else. 

The thing one must realize about Winnipeg is it is a hockey city, if you want proof look at the fact that they have already built a hockey arena, even before they are guaranteed to get a team. So why did they leave? Well therein hangs a sad tale.

The problem with Winnipeg is they need corporate sponsors to do well, this is what drove them out of town as they had ver ...

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