Daily Cupcakes- May 31st, 2011

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People must have enjoyed the Tampa-Boston series.

In all, the Versus telecast averaged 2.5 million viewers, good enough to become the highest rated non-Stanley Cup finals hockey game in the history of the cable channel. Overall, it was the highest rated NHL telecast on any cable network since heated rivals the Detroit Red Wings and the Colorado Avalanche faced off in game six of the Western Conference Finals in 2002 on ESPN.

I don't know what to think about this. The fact that Winnipeg is getting an IKEA store means they can have a NHL team? Really?

The other day, Gary Doer was talking about how Winnipeg has changed since the NHL packed up and left for Arizona 15 years ago. So, naturally the former Manitoba premier mentioned the construction of the MTS Centre, the strength of the Canadian dollar, and the fact that the city is getting … an IKEA store?

One of the eight owners of the Atlanta Trashers has spoken about the likely  possible relocation. I don't wish a relocation on fans, I've been through that as a fan and it isn't fun. But I hope that everything gets settled quickly so there isn't a "will they or won't they" drama that goes on for months and months.

"I can't really comment on where we stand," Seydel said. "I can just say that I'm proud of my partners for working hard to keep the Thrashers and paying a lot of money, all of us, to keep the team in town for longer than anybody else has thus far.

"Unfortunately, there are not enough of us that are passionate at this point in time to keep the team, to replenish what we need to have done."

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