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Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:35 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 1:49 pm
 

J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

No, we aren't in the Meadowlands. That's the new (err, old) name of the NHL franchise in Winnipeg. The announcement was supposed to be made tonight prior to Winnipeg's seventh pick in the draft, but word leaked early thanks to winger Evander Kane and TSN's Darren Dreger.

There was a tremendous outpouring for the return of the Jets nickname when it was announced professional hockey was returning to the 'Peg. What is not known at this point is of the team logo and jersey will be the same, but it probably won't. Expect an updated version of the old red, white and blue logo, or maybe even a new logo and color scheme altogether.

Some of the other names thrown around included Falcons, Ice Bears and Moose, the name of Winnipeg's IHL team that's being replaced.

All in all, it's the right move for the franchise. There was probably some hesitation to go back to the Jets, instead trying to brand the franchise with a new identity. But there's something to be said for nostalgia. There are people who loved the Jets and their logo. There would be a lot of NHL fans happy to see the Jets playing the Hartford Whalers or Quebec Nordiques again.

So for those keeping score at home, the history of the Atlanta Thrashers currently resides with the Winnipeg Jets and the history of the Winnipeg Jets currently resides with the Phoenix Coyotes.

No word on how long it will take until the new logo is designed.

-- Brian Stubits

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Category: NHL
Comments

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

You must be an American. It would explain your complete lack of reading comprehension. It never mentioned the Jets and the IHL together at any point.  THe MOOSE used to be part of the IHL.


You must be a pompous Canadian. Way to shoot down that stereotype.

Don't worry, I'm sure you'll ditch your flag for a chance to say "No, i'm not Canadian, i'm _____ you loser!"




Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Reports: Winnipeg to.... @ REGGIE 850

Perfect example.  I Wish that I knew who the hell he was replying to.  Is it that hard to fix?




Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Of course they should be the JETS

It makes total sense.  ICE BEARS?  What?  Thank god they chose the JETS.  A no-brainer.  
A Question though: Why does this website not show replies to the post that people are replying to?  It just shows people responding to others comments, in the order they were posted-ALL UNDER THE SAME Title, Unless someone is smart enough to change the title of their response.  



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

I agree with that .  Lone Stars would've been a good one.  Dirt Stars would also be good.  Stars is like a Nintendo soccer team name.



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

Bison, I have always thought that Hicks should have named them the Dallas Lone Stars.  Dallas Stars just sounds so generic and ordinary.  Kinda like Dallas in general, I guess.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

You must be an American. It would explain your complete lack of reading comprehension. It never mentioned the Jets and the IHL together at any point.  THe MOOSE used to be part of the IHL.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

philsfan1 i have to tell you i read alot of comments about this how were they a sorry franchise if it wasnt for bettman they would have never left!! dont be a moron



Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: June 25, 2011 11:55 am
 

Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

@reverandglenn-No the reason I have an amatuer level is because I can;t get into my old account which was fortress17 I was a Superstar just like you. Oh and he was referring to the IHL which none of the former teams that used the name Jets evry belong to the very first Jet Team was part of the old Western Hockey Ass and next one was the World Hockey



Since: Jun 8, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2011 11:42 am
 

Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

Though I would have liked to see a different name, I remain excited to see the NHL in Winnipeg again! Now if they can just convince Teemu Selanne to return for one more season...



Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: June 25, 2011 11:06 am
 

Reports: Winnipeg to go with Jets for nickname

You should probably just stick to ESPN and stay off the NHL message boards.  You're a dipsh!t. 

1) Minnesota Wild, the state of hockey, have probably sold out 90% of their home games since they joined the NHL.
2) San Jose Sharks, sell out nearly every night as well, a very good team and a playoff team for 7 or 8 seasons now.
3) Tampa Bay Lightning, won a Stanley Cup, have very good brass at the top of the organization, and a ton of talent.  I'm not sure about their attendance.

I'll give you the other two, but you're still a dipsh!t for even mentioning the Wild or Sharks.


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