NHL coming back to Winnipeg

Courtesy of the Sports Network Winnipeg is again getting an NHL team as the Atlanta Thrashers are on their way to Manitoba for the 2011-12 season. True North Sports and Entertainment held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that the Thrashers, who began play in Atlanta in 1999, are heading to the city that hosted the Jets until their departure to Phoenix in 1996. “I would like to welcome the NHL back to Winnipeg,” said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who got a round of applause after the announcement. “As is obvious by the fact that we are here today, …