While it may be a holiday in the USA with Memorial Day upon them, apparently the lawyers for the Atlanta Spirit are not getting the day off. The lawyers for True North Sports and Entertainment reportedly signed off on a deal to move the Atlanta Thrashers north, and all that the deal needs is the rubber stamp from the Atlanta lawyers to set this relocation procedure in motion. That means we're looking at an announcement most likely this week, but it sounds as though the wheels are turning for a midday announcement tomorrow. Of course, this means it's party time in the Manitoba capital, so let's look at some of the great NHL history of which Manitoba has been a part.
Look, there are a hundred clips that I could pull that speaks about the love for the Jets that the people of Winnipeg have. But the fact of the matter is this: the NHL will return to Winnipeg this week, and possibly as early as Tuesday. Where will you be when Winnipeg gets an NHL team?
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!