Winnipeg Jets: 5 Reasons the Name Should Be Used and 5 Reasons It Shouldn't

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Winnipeg Jets: 5 Reasons the Name Should Be Used and 5 Reasons It Shouldn't
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With the announcement of the NHL's return fading into history and the season ticket drive over, Winnipeg hockey fans are now turning to their next order of business and asking what their new hockey team will be called.

The popular choice amongst Winnipeggers—and hockey fans—is the name of their former NHL team, the Winnipeg Jets.

Gary Bettman has already come out and announced that the name is available to the new team if they wish to use it, which paves the way for the Jets to finally return home, right?

However, depending on who you ask, the Winnipeg Jets name not only won't be used, but shouldn't be used.

Several other names have been thrown out in the past few months, most notably the Winnipeg/Manitoba Falcons and the current name of Winnipeg's AHL franchise, the Manitoba Moose.

On top of that, according to some sources the Jets nickname is not even the preferred nickname of the hockey team's new owners, True North Sports & Entertainment.

So what will this team be called?

Here are five reasons the Winnipeg Jets should return and five reasons the Jets should never take off.

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