NHL Returning to Winnipeg:11 Reasons Winnipeg Will Be a Better Home Than Atlanta

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NHL Returning to Winnipeg:11 Reasons Winnipeg Will Be a Better Home Than Atlanta
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Yesterday, the NHL announced that True North Sports and Entertainment has purchased the Atlanta Thrashers and intends to relocate the franchise to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The relocation is pending approval by the Board of Governors and commissioner Gary Bettman has said that to ensure the approval, 13,000 season tickets must be sold before the June 21 board meeting.

In a hockey-loving city like Winnipeg, 13,000 tickets shouldn't be a problem; especially for a city that has been waiting for an NHL franchise to return since the last one left 15 years ago.

Here are the reasons that Winnipeg will make a better home for the NHL franchise than Atlanta.

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