The NHL is returning to Winnipeg. This is a great day for hockey and a great day for Canada. Some thoughts…

On the name: Jets, Jets and only Jets. As evidenced by the CFL’s first return to Ottawa as the Renegades, breaking from tradition just doesn’t work. Pro sports are all about tradition and this team needs to take on the old Jets name and history. Not to mention the fact that the Phoenix Coyotes don’t deserve them.

On the timing: Again, a great day for Canada and a great day for hockey, but wow does the NHL ever has a way of shooting itself in the foot. Way to overshadow the Stanley Cup Finals, guys.

On the “Drive to 13,000“: This’ll take what, two weeks?

Welcome back to the show, Winnipeg.

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