Altanta moving to winnepeg?
not that anyone in atlanta sems to care, but looks like finally they are moving to Winnepeg..Which could make for an interesting move and shift in the NHL...Putting Winnepeg in the Southeast makes no sense and huge traval commitments.. so can see the NHL moving nashville to the southeast, and winnipeg into the Central...which would make for the interesting "chicago south" feel of atlanta now( ladd, big buff etc) a fun rivalry,, or do a 3 way swap and put Winnipeg in the Northwest for natural rivalries of calgary and edmonton and move minny to the central where always should have been.Stay tuned for developments:lol-027:
Atlanta Spirit and True North would have to complete a purchase-and-sale agreement. True North and the NHL would have to complete an “undertaking” agreement, spelling out the buyer’s commitments to the league. The parties would have to agree on how much of the money paid by True North would go to the NHL, rather than to the Spirit, as a relocation fee.
It is believed True North would pay as much as $170 million for the team, with $60 million going to the NHL and $110 million to the Spirit.
Ultimately, the NHL Board of Governors, which consists of one representative from each team, would have to vote to ratify a sale and relocation. A 75-percent vote is required to approve a new owner, and a majority vote is required to approve a relocation.
Here’s an indication of the complexities involved: When the Atlanta Spirit bought the Hawks and Thrashers in 2004, each member of the then-new ownership group had to sign his name 372 times on documents that filled six binders, each about six inches thick