After months … no YEARS of speculation, the Manitoba capital is getting an NHL team. The only catch is, they aren’t the former Winnipeg Jets.

The Atlanta Thrashers have been sold to the True North Sports and Entertainment who plan on relocating the team to Winnipeg. Gary Bettman is expected to be in Winnipeg to make the announcement official. I seriously hope Don Cherry shows up as well as he’s been one of Winnipeg’s biggest advocates over the past few years.

GO JETS GO!!! On that note, what do you think about them keeping the ‘Jets’ name?

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