Well, it appears hockey fans in Winnipeg will have to wait another day - or more - to celebrate the NHL's return to their city. There were reports that an announcement to relocate the Atlanta Thrashers would be made today. But that seems to be on hold, for now. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said yesterday "It's safe to say there will be no announcement on Tuesday." It's believed most of the major sticking points, including purchase price (reportedly $170 million), have already been settled. But once the sale is done, it has to be brought to the NHL Board of Governors for approval. A 75% vote is required to approve a new owner and a majority vote is needed for a franchise to move.
Meantime, Winnipeg's mayor Sam Katz says the team won't be called the Jets. He says they'll be called the "Manitoba something." Some say the ownership group looking to bring the Thrashers to Winnipeg wants to keep the name Manitoba Moose since it already owns the rights. Others like the name Falcons, in honour of Canada's 1920 Olympic hockey team, the Winnipeg Falcons. What do you think ? Jets, Moose, Falcons or something else?