Winnipeg still has no nickname
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The new NHL team in Winnipeg still doesn't have a name, and it may not have one before the league's draft next week.
The president of team owner True North Sports and Entertainment had predicted the team would have a name before Tuesday's board of governors meeting. That won't happen, and it might not happen until after the June 24 draft.
Among the suggestions are Winnipeg Jets -- the name before the club moved to Phoenix in 1996 -- and Manitoba Falcons for the first team to win an Olympic gold medal in hockey, the Winnipeg Falcons.
The arena, however, is keeping its name of MTS Center. The telecom company MTS Allstream agreed to a new deal, announced Thursday, that runs until 2021. The arena was home of the AHL's Manitoba Moose.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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