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Winnipeg NHL Fans Only 8,830 Season Ticket Purchases Away From Discovering Team Name

The relocated Atlanta Thrashers still don't have a name, but Winnipeggers will soon get to find out what that the team's new name will be. Soon as they buy 13,000 season ticket plans, of course. CBC News reports the team name revelation will follow the ticket drive, which NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has made the litmus test on whether the region will be allowed to import the Thrashers.

The Winnipeg Sun reports that, as of Thursday afternoon, 4,170 packages have been sold. Almost 2,000 were sold within four hours of the Tuesday press conference, but the pace doesn't appear to be slowing, once you account for many of those early purchases being corporate deals.

And, come on, they're totally going to call the team the Jets. Come on.

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