Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire? Could the Jets, NHL Really Re-Unite?

April 1st, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets!

Okay, so they're not exactly the battle cry of NFL football team from New York but unlike the former, the NHL team is a version I could get used to and ultimately cheer for.

For those of you who read my columns, I've been doing the best I can to provide you with updates when possible concerning the NHL's on-again-off-again courtship with its former Canadian markets most notably Quebec City and Winnipeg, and Hartford in the United States.

It began last October with this article Nordiques, Jets, Whalers, Oh My: Could the NHL Revive Historic Teams? and at the time concerning Winnipeg option, seemed more like a dream since Quebec City seemingly had all the momentum with tentative plans to build a $400 million arena in hopes of landing a future team or one that is currently struggling in the Southern United States.

Toward the end of the year, I had basically given up hope on Winnipeg's part, meanwhile remaining optimistic for Quebec. Google searches every day gave me bits and pieces of updates but nothing concrete.

Then last week happened. Then Ken Campbell's article and Don Cherry's Hockey N ...

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