Determination Returns NHL to Winnipeg

Determination Returns NHL to Winnipeg

Mark Chipman grabbed a napkin and started drawing feverishly. It was a cold winter day in 1997 and Mr. Chipman was sharing a coffee at a downtown Winnipeg restaurant called The Fyxx with his brother Jeff and Glen Murray, a city councillor who was thinking about running for mayor.

The three were pondering the sad state of the city, which had recently lost the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and gone through a horrid spring of flooding. Mr. Chipman was part of a group that had bought the Minnesota Moose of the International Hockey League and moved the club to Winnipeg, changing the name to the Manitoba Moose.

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