Cornwall ON – Winnipeg? The hockey world is a buzz with chatter of the Phoenix Coyotes moving back to Winnipeg and from what I’m hearing that’s a real option. It’s a tribute to the fan base that hopefully will be supported by the Corporate world in Winterpeg and the area.
There’s a lot of newer wealth in the west thanks to high resource prices and probably a lot more wealth. There’s also a lot of questions about a very small market type of city like Winnipeg supporting a NHL team, but we do know that Phoenix isn’t, and that cities like Atlanta probably won’t either.
The NHL has a number of cities with survival issues. Their new TV deal I’m sure will help,but then you have to look at the possible reasons why some of these teams aren’t being supported.
Atlanta looks like it’s now proven twice that it really isn’t interested in the NHL caliber hockey. No sin there, but there are cities that probably at this point are more deserving. Why will Atlanta be given a lot more chances than other cities? TV.
The internet though is quickly changing the TV world and fans from outside a city can watch games and do; however it’s sad to watch a game with empty seats and if the fans of a team don’t support it then it probably should not get to keep their team.
Montreal. Now this is a franchise with no issues other than figuring out how to field a team that wins a cup every decade or so.
The Habs are preparing for game 5 of their series having blown a 2 game lead to end up back at square one with Boston having home ice advantage which in this series so far seems to be a negative.
This is the acid test time for Coach Martin and his troops. Now it’s time to see what les boys are made of.
Kudos to Nashville for gutting it out and taking a 3-2 series lead over Anaheim. Who expected that? Buffalo also is showing some moxy fighting off Philly and taking a 3-2 lead in their series which I don’t think anyone’s expected either? Betcha the Flyers go and get themselves a goalie next season if they don’t get out of this series….
The Sharks have a chance to go in for the Kill and take out the Kings tonight. Joe Thornton racking up some points I’m sure would be the ticket in more ways than one. The Capitals can put away the Pesky New York Rangers who really have had an amazing season…
Pittsburgh with Aaron Asham leading them with 4 points so far in the series are on the edge of winning a series without their two star players. Definitely the game to watch tonight, when flipping from Boston-Montreal.
What do you think Hockey fans? You can post your comments below.