Winnipeg NHL Team Name Update

An update to an earlier post made regarding the name of a potential NHL team in Winnipeg for the 2011-2012 season.

The Manitoba Moose name is still the preferred choice by the True North Sports & Entertainment, Ltd. ownership group for a relocated or expansion team… unless the team that comes to Winnipeg is the Phoenix Coyotes.

As one would expect if it is the Coyotes who return to Winnipeg, TNSE would bring back the Winnipeg Jets name and logo.

It’s a logical move for the ownership group to make considering the Coyotes were once known as the Winnipeg Jets, the only apparent obstacle would be acquiring the rights to use the Jets name and logo, these rights are currently owned by the NHL and should be easy to get.

TNSE’s desires to relocate the AHL’s Manitoba Moose to Saskatoon are apparently still in place.