Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/9/11
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 Selanne jersey. They ar...
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