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Winnipeg NHL Team's Season Tickets Meter Filling Up Fast

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman mandated 13,000 season tickets sold by June 21 for the Atlanta Thrashers relocation to Winnipeg to be complete. It looks like that's going to happen, with 7,158 sold to Manitoba Moose season ticket holders alone; the general public gets to try and knock out the difference starting Saturday at 1 pm ET.

It honestly wouldn't be shocking to see all of the MTS Centre's 15,015 seats bought up once car dealerships and so forth get to buy tickets for promos. You know how car dealerships do.

The popular observation for the rest of the season ticket drive is going to remain, "Winnipeg bought X season tickets. That's more than Atlanta did!" So, whatever.

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