Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 05/20/11 at 10:53 PM ET
From Chris Stevenson of QMI via the Toronto Sun:
The NHL is going back to Winnipeg for one reason and one reason only.
It’s not because it is a place where hockey “matters,” as so many like to say.
It is not because of Manitobans love of the game.
Or because it is a desirable market (quite the opposite).
The reason is this: Faced with the choice of contracting the Atlanta Thrashers or moving to Winnipeg, the NHL is holding its nose and will back up the moving vans.
Not that the good people of Manitoba should care why they are getting an NHL team back, only that they are.
Make no mistake about it: As much as this is good news for the people of Manitoba, this is a setback for the league.
Meanwhile, Thrashers fans have a last-ditch rally planned for tomorrow.
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