There are things we do not know. Among them, the Atlanta Thrashers may or may not move to Winnipeg for the coming NHL season, or even the following NHL season. This is still an unknown thing.
We do know, however, that if they or any other NHL team sets up shop in Winnipeg, the team will likely not have the old Winnipeg Jets name. Instead, they're likely to be the Manitoba Moose or something, keeping in touch with the AHL team that currently calls the city home.
That's no fun, though. Let's assume that the Thrashers are moving, and let's try to re-name them. With the help of Twitter, of course.
With the news earlier Monday that the Thrashers ownership group has started negotiations with True North Sports, the Winnipeg group who wants to relocate them, the #RenameTheThrashers hash tag has popped up on the Twitters.
The nominees for Best Suggestion, organized by category.
I HATE WINNIPEG
@TonyDanzaPervo: The Winnipeg Whiny-Ass-Bitches-Who-Couldnt-Support-A-Team-Then Take-Pleasure-In-Other-Cities-Losing-Theirs
@dasme: The Winnipeg "We Live Here What's Your Excuse"s
@montrealmarc: Winnepeg Hobos With A Shotgun
@mforbes37: The Winnipeg Future Contractions
VARIOUS PHOENIX COYOTES PLAYERS IN DISGUISE
@katarin: Manitoba Parkless
@Tenthmile: Winnipeg Jets2point0
IN DENIAL or I LOVE ATLANTA
@hawknut: The Atlanta Unconfirmed Reports
ATLANTA'S HOCKEY TEAM IS SILLY
@cupofchowdah: Winnipeg Finally Get Matching Sleeves
WITH A MIND TOWARD HISTORY
@SuicidePass: Riel Madrid.
(reference, for those understandably not up on Manitoba history)
@dmoody46: North Minnesota North Stars
@SuicidePass: Winnipeg-Turner Overdrive.
@OldHossRadbourn: Winnipeg Socialist Health Care System
@twitchy67:The 6th Canadian Team That Always Beats The Oilers
@Not_Cam_Newton: The Meineke Car Care Thrashers