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Winnipeg NHL Team To Be Named By Weekend, According To Report

TSN's Darren Dreger reports the relocated Atlanta Thrashers will have a new name within a few days. Hopefully this will add a little life to their website, which to this point is just a bleak, foreboding monument to monochrome with the word Winnipeg on it. It's not pretty, and not very easy to look at, and it says Winnipeg.

It also has Dustin Byfuglien's name and face on it, which provides us no humor.

If they don't call this thing the Jets I will laugh for at least 15 minutes, though names such as the Falcons and Moose have also been tossed around. As Jamal Anderson has said, calling the team the Falcons would lead to talk of a bus trip from Georgia to Manitoba with ill intent, though it wouldn't happen because that's a really, really long-ass bus trip.

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