NHL News: Atlanta Thrashers Moving to Winnipeg, 5 Reasons Why It Will Work

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NHL News: Atlanta Thrashers Moving to Winnipeg, 5 Reasons Why It Will Work
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Well, it's official.

True North Sports and Entertainment announced today that they have purchased the Atlanta Thrashers and will be moving them to Winnipeg for the 2011-2012 NHL season.

This ends an entire cavalcade of speculation about which team was going to be headed north of the border this year.

There is obviously a lot of excitement about the return of an NHL franchise to the city of Winnipeg, and with good reason, but after the excitement cools down a bit, there is a serious question that needs to be answered:

Why will things succeed in Winnipeg this time around?

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