I've been calling for a Winnipeg Jets mulligan. The Jets were an easy team to like, and I wanted the team back in Winnipeg. I closed that entry with a simple plea: Bring back the Jets.
A deal has been reached to bring the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg. They'll play next season. As of this moment, they haven't announced their name.
This team has to be called the Jets. The NHL owns the rights to the name, and they have no issue with it returning to Winnipeg. In my opinion, there is no alternative. An NHL team in Winnipeg is the Jets. End of story.
What do you think Winnipeg's NHL team should be named?