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.

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78 Responses to Winnipeg NHL Team Name Update

  1. Aaron says:

    Now that the Thrashers are bound for Winnipeg, bring the Quebec Nordiques back whether they be the Phoenix Coyotes, Florida Panthers or expansion. As for Hamilton, I’d love to see it happen, but it doesn’t look like the NHL or the Leafs or Sabres will allow it just yet. But hey, with the NHL returning to the Peg, anything’s possible. Right?

  2. Logan says:

    They can only be the Jets. Of course, if they are updating the logo, maybe they should think of replacing the standard generic airliner logo with the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow. A Canadian jet for a Canadian team.

  3. PIKE says:

    MANITOBA PIKE <-it's badass.

  4. Pross says:

    The Winnipeg Stealth, keeps with a jet theme but its the coolest jet of all….

  5. Kevin says:

    To be honest, I think the Winnipeg Jets logo and colors are too similar to the one that Washington Capitals have now.

  6. JKos says:

    @ Kevin, your right but the jets colours are based more on blue and Washington is based more on red.

  7. Charles Winchester III says:

    Hey you guys, I have compiled a comprehensive list of all the best team names possible.

    The Winnipeg Lolly-Gaggers
    The Winnipeg Sand-Baggers
    The Winnipeg FlameThrashers
    The Winnipeg Hurricane
    The Winnipeg TrailMix
    The Winnipeg Fallopian Tubes
    The Winnipeg Louis Riel Hangers
    The Winnipeg Phil Housleys
    The Winnipeg Rectums
    The Winnipeg BikeThieves
    The Winnipeg Canflaoiluckeafators

  8. Travis says:

    It won’t be Jets cause right now phoenix own that name right now

  9. If they’re not the about Winnipeg Flood

  10. Flower says:

    I’ve got the name!!!

    ….. Manitoba Blizzard!

  11. JKos says:

    Travis, phoenix doesn’t own the rights for the jets. The NHL owns it and is willing to give the logo and name back to Winnipeg.

  12. JKos says:

    The NHL owns the rights to the Jets name, and Bettman told Rogers Sportsnet the league would make it available if True North wants to use it

  13. DLid says:

    WINNIPEG WOLVERINES ……….if not the Jets.

    (Logo would be awesome !)

    Winnipeg Wolfpack
    (guys from the Hangover on the front of the jersey)

  14. Aaron says:

    If not the Jets, here are some other options…




    Northern Lights

    Warriors (maybe it’s been mentioned)


  15. Alex says:

    how about the Winnipeg Wildcats? or the Winnipeg Wind

  16. Todd says:

    I can’t believe how ridiculous everyone including the owners are in thinking that anything other than the Winnipeg Jets is an option. The jersey also needs to remain the same.

    I’m a Canucks fan and take it from me, I would puke if our team was named something other than the Canucks…especially if it were to be the Moose! I mean honestly…they’re big dumb slow creatures. No NHL player is going to want to put that jersey on, let alone play to win a cup in it. The majority of fans won’t like it either…the Moose as a name is a disgrace to the NHL; possibly worse than the Thrashers or Predators as a name.

    Somebody do something smart for a change and keep the Jets and the logo & uniform style. The same goes for the Nordiques if that ever happens again…it’ll be better for hockey, better for the fans and better for the franchise and owners in the end.

    Wake up and smell the coffee…brutal!

  17. JKos says:

    The Jets are the way to go. Chang the jersey a little, keep the colours and change the logo to something a little more modern.

  18. murray says:

    what about “yorkmen”. the boats were used extensively to open up Manitoba

  19. whiskeymcclinton says:

    Take Jets, Falcons, & Thunder…put them together, and you get:
    Manitoba Thunderbirds.
    Include a Jet in the Logo, as the F-16 nickname is Thunderbird.

  20. juggie says:

    Winnipeg Falcons as in Falcon fighter jet.
    The nose of fighter jet could be the falcon bird beak.
    Keep tradition and bring in new name.
    Winnipeg also has good industry based around building planes. I worked for few years at Boeing of Canada in Murray road. There are few others too.
    Of course our base was and is sensational.
    If nothing works bring back Victorias who won 6 Stanley cups and then like senators we can raise those banners too!:)
    Winnpeg Bears as polar bear logo will work nicely with whiteout also. Only other name would be nice is Wolves. Imagine the howling!
    SO FALCONS< VICTORIAS, BEARS and WOLVES– nothing else!

  21. BobbyBillyJoeyTommySmencil says:

    They really need to keep the Jets name….
    If not Jets then the Falcons or Thunderbirds

  22. Zaniac says:

    If somebody mentions the name “voyageurs” one more time, I am going to throw up. The “WINNIPEG JETS” is the only logical name. An naming the team “Manitoba XXXXXXX” doesn’t work either. 90-100% of season tickets sold are sold to Winnipeggers. Sure, residents in Flin Flon, Churchill, Elie, Dauphin, Carmen, Morden…etc can support the team by watching them and buying merchandise, but they are not supporting the team financially by buying tickets. Therefore, the team should be “Winnipeg XXXXX”…. just my 2 cents.

  23. Gretzky says:

    How about :

    Winnipeg Snowbirds 🙂

  24. Kyle says:

    Im with the guy who suggested Jetstream.

    Winnipeg Jetstream. That is cool. Its a nod to the Jets (WHO STILL EXIST IN PHOENIX), it has the throwback style and originality all in one. I like it, and I vote for it.

    I loved the Jets, but im against doing what Cleveland did.

    I hate the name Manitoba Moose. Its one of the coolest AHL names, and that’s where it belongs. How lame that they are seriously considering just taking the name of another team.

    I also hate most of these silly names people are suggesting…Wildcats, Wolves, etc. etc.

    The goal is to get away from expansion sounding names (like Thrashers, how terrible) and high school mascot names (Wildcats, Bobcats, Wolves, Spartans).

    Id rather see them be then Winnipeg Jets than 99% of every thing out there, I just think its stupid to have 2 franchises share a name in their history.

    Bring on The Winnipeg Jetstream!

  25. mr steve rhodes says:

    Alot of these ideas for nicknames just plain suck. Either call them the Jets or just call them moving to Hamilton by 2018

  26. Josh says:

    How about the most tenacious critter in the province?
    The Manitoba Mosquitos! Sounds killer 🙂

  27. Chris says:

    Whatever they do, dont name the team the Winnipeg Falcons. As an Atlantan Im already saddened enough about the departure of our second NHL franchise, but to name the team as the same bird as our NFL team would just be a slap in the face.

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