Q&A: Jets owner Mark Chipman on payroll, MTS Place, Cheveldayoff

Mark Chipman wants people to know the Winnipeg Jets are capable of hanging with the big boys despite playing out of the NHL’s smallest arena in the league’s most minuscule of markets.While that was evident on the ice last season, Chipman insists his organization is equally as capable as a busine s to https://www.styleblackhawks.com/chicago-blackhawks-jersey/brandon-manning-jersey spend to the cap without financial strain. As he sees it, his team is in it for the long haul financially and as a Stanley Cup contender.No one should think of us as just barely in the league, said Chipman, executive chairman of the board of True North Sports & Entertainment and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club.We’ve got an agreement with the players that works, and it allows NHL hockey to https://www.styleblackhawks.com/chicago-blackhawks-jersey/steve-larmer-jersey be played in Winnipeg. We’re a middle-of-the-pack team in terms of our capacity to generate revenue. In some categories we’re slightly ahead and in some we’re slightly behind.We’re a mid-range team and that allows us to pay for the players that we need to if we have to go to the cap and CM Punk Jersey be competitive long term.In a rare interview with the man who teamed up with David Thomson to bring NHL hockey back to Manitoba in 2011, Chipman was frank about ticket prices, arena expansion, his disdain for the spotlight and his patience building the team with GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.