April 28, 2011
This Date In Stanley Cup History
April 28, 1996 • A sold-out crowd at the Winnipeg Arena said good-bye to the Winnipeg Jets following a 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Game Six of their Western Conference Quarter-final series. It marked the final game for the Jets before moving to Phoenix and becoming the Coyotes.
This whole Coyotes back to Winnipeg story has drawn out so long that I'm just waiting for some real news to come. It sounds like that might happen soon, only it might not be the Coyotes moving to Winnipeg, but rather the Atlanta Thrashers.