Kitty not high on 'Peg's chances

PAUL FRIESEN -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:14 AM ET

Randy Carlyle doesn't like the chances of Winnipeg getting back into the NHL anytime soon.

The head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks says hockey fans in his old stomping grounds will likely remain on the outside, looking in.

"The salary cap would have to go down to even a lower level," Carlyle told the Los Angeles Times. "The economics of the city, it's just not a big enough population. You'd have to commit 12,000 season tickets for the year, and that would be the $100-a-night range per ticket."

At the same time, the former Moose head coach says he'd never say never.

"The community is one where, when you tell people they can't do something, they'll take the attitude that we can do it. It's a hard-working, blue-collar town."


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