Leaving on a…

Sorry, that’s so cheesy.  It’s official, the Atlanta Thrashers are moving to Winnipeg [link].  This is the second time an NHL team will leave Atlanta for Canada – but they’re really broken up this time.  They’re not getting back together.  Unless they do.

The only way this really affects us is that Chuck and I don’t know anyone in Winnipeg.  Well, except Jonathan Toews’ mom and after we stay there all summer, boating on the lake and having derp face contests, we feel a little needy asking to come back in the winter.  But we will.

Gratuitous picture of BU alum:

Now, what do you call the Winnipeg team?  Dust off the Jets?  I can’t think of another instance where that’s happened, as usually relocated teams take their names with or start fresh in their new digs.  If they’re getting a new name, what would you call them?

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  1. How aboot the Winnipegs?
    The Winnipeg Legs?

  2. Cassy Reply

    Winnipeg Whirlwinds? Prolly not. Excuse to move there tho!

  3. I’m actually pretty sad about this. I don’t have a hockey team where I live (boo!) but it wasn’t so bad having Atlanta 4 hours north and Tampa 4 hours south to keep me going. Not to mention I spent half of my childhood in the ATL and it feels like a second home to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Pens fan but I liked the Thrashers being close by, and being able to (sort of) call a city with a team Home.

  4. If they’re called anything but the Jets, it should be considered a crime.

    • People are going to riot if they don’t call them the Jets. J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!

  5. Oh my, look at how young KT7! Adorbs!