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WINNIPEG -- So what's it like in Winnipeg right now, as the clock counts down to the first face-off for the new Jets?
Fans are standing in line to get into the souvenir shop at the MTS Centre. Fans are booing their Montreal Canadiens counterparts as they walk through the restaurant inside the rink.
Others are holding homemade signs in tribute to Mark Chipman, the man most responsible for bringing the NHL back after the league left for Phoenix 15 years ago. One read: "THANK YOU CHIPMAN." Another read: "CBC -- Chipman Buys Champions."
Hundreds are gathering at The Forks, a park near the confluence of two rivers with a big stage where bands are playing and the game will be shown on giant screens.
Walking up Main Street from The Forks toward the rink were two fans. Alex Edney, 24, was wearing an old white Tie Domi jersey, a flag with the new logo as a cape, a hat with the old logo and white sunglasses with rhinestones. Quincy Logan, 37, wore an old blue Teemu...
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There's a good reason Manitoba Moose banners still hang above the ice at MTS Centre.
In the eyes of the man who persuaded the NHL to come back to Winnipeg, the Jets team that takes the ice for Sunday's opener is more of an extension of the American Hockey League franchise than the original Winnipeg Jets.
''When we acquired this team, we had 125 people working for...
We get it, Winnipeg. You're excited to have a hockey team back. Now, it appears that even the Canadian government is joining in on the celebration surrounding the Jets' return to Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper and the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled commemorative 50-cent coins created with the Winnipeg Jets logo that will sell for either $14.95 or, for one of...
Hockey fans in Winnipeg seem to have forgiven Gary Bettman.
Once villified in the city after the original Winnipeg Jets left town, the NHL commissioner had his name chanted in the concourse of MTS Centre on Sunday while doing a radio interview before the second generation Jets played their first game against the Montreal Canadiens.
It was such an unusual occurrence, he wasn'...
There's a good reason Manitoba Moose banners still hang above the ice at MTS Centre. In the eyes of the man who persuaded the NHL to come back to Winnipeg, the Jets team that takes the ice for Sunday's opener is more of an extension of the American Hockey League franchise than the original Winnipeg Jets.
They're back. Not just the Winnipeg Jets - their thousands upon thousands of loyal fans, many of whom descended on the MTS Centre in the city's downtown to take in the team's first game in over 15 years.
The Winnipeg Jets’ season opens this afternoon. Fans decked out in Jets gear, old and new, have been streaming downtown for hours, pre-gaming the pre-game and getting ready for what will undoubtedly be a historic day for this city.
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MANCHESTER, NH – Center Riley Holzapfel scored the lone goal of the game leading the St. John’s IceCaps to a 1-0 victory over the Manchester Monarchs at Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday night.
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The NHL returned to Winnipeg with a cold reminder of the challenge that lies ahead. Carey Price stopped 30 shots and the Montreal Canadiens put a damper on a massive civic celebration with a 5-1 victory over the Jets on Sunday. The return of big-league hockey to the city had fans celebrating in the streets hours before the puck was dropped and horns honking outside the MTS Centre throughout the...
It was a long wait, but the NHL is ready to make an official return to Winnipeg.
The NHL returned to Winnipeg with a cold reminder of the challenge that lies ahead.