Just a warning to all people who follow blogs in Winnipeg. The Orange Rod has spread inaccurate and unfounded information about the return of the NHL to Winnipeg. I have nothing personal against the creator of the Orange Rod, but she has been wrong in all her posts about the possible return of the NHL to the City of Winnipeg.
On January 29, she announced that the NHL have definite plans to expand by 4 teams for the 2013-14 season. The Orange Rod had stated that the NHL plans to announce the expansion in June, and that a group from Las Vegas, Nevada is ready (or has been awarded) by the NHL an expansion team. There is no credible evidence whatsoever that the NHL is:
- Planning to expand anytime soon
- Placing a team in Las Vegas
Then on March 3, the Orange Rod announces that the NHL has given the Phoneix Coyotes until March 7 to complete the bond sales. One can assume that the Orange Blog was hinting that this was the deadline for the sale to be completed, or the NHL would follow through on the backup plan to move the team to Winnipeg. However, March 7 came and went. No sources. No deadline. Nothing.
Finally, on March 9, the Orange Rod announced that "it is over in Glendale, no question". The Orange Rod goes on to say that the announcement will come before the "end of April" that the NHL will return to Winnipeg.
All three of these proclamations by the Orange Rod Blog have come with no sources whatsoever. When I pressed her for sources, she refused to reply. If you are wanting to know the latest details on the return of the NHL to Winnipeg, read the Free Press, Globe & Mail, National Post, TSN, etc. Click on Jetsowner.com, skyscraperpage.com, hfboards.com, etc. However, steer clear from the Orange Rod. She is feeding us a bunch of lies.