Almost sad to watch NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's Save The Coyotes media conference on Tuesday night in Arizona. He really looked like a beaten man as he tried NOT to sound like he was handing Glendale a deadline. But we all know he was. It's now fish or cut bait time in the desert.
For those who maybe aren't totally convinced a return to Winnipeg is a good thing long term... check out a great article from the Globe and Mail.
Are you surprised? I was... and I lived there in 1991. Based on these numbers, if they're correct, then the Manitoba capital should be OK. Won't be high on any free agent's list of 'go to' cities, but Edmonton suffers from the same dilemma. Stay tuned.
Build it and good things may happen. Not talking about a downtown arena in Edmonton, but Moose Jaw is already starting to see positives from their new, soon to open rink.
According to Tuesday's Moose Jaw Times-Herald... The Canadian Hockey League announced that Moose Jaw would be one of the host cities for the 2011 Subway Super Series next November. The annual six-game series pits the best Canadian players from the Canadian Hockey League’s three member leagues against a select team of Russian juniors. The only other WHL stop is in Regina.
Quite simple... no new multiplex... no Subway Super Series. Now that they've gone and built the place, time to start going after bigger prey like a Brier, Scotties or Memorial Cup etc. A new barn can really charge up a town to do bigger and better things.
I'm outta here!