Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0) @ Winnipeg Jets (1-1-1)
ROOT, TSN, 8:00 pm/et
MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg, Manitoba. It's cold there. It's also in Canada. We all know that. Apparently, some Winnipeg fans thought that those two things were enough to make the Atlanta Thrashers a competitive hockey team. So did team management.
A lot of people spent first year of the team being in Winnipeg telling the world that Teemu Selanne and Shane Doan would soon be coming "home" despite the fact that they never played for this franchise. When they weren't trying to distract people from the fact that this current incarnation of the Jets is the same team that has never won a playoff game despite being in the NHL since 1999, they came up with some cute chants about Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal.
Last year the Jets missed the playoffs. Again. Apparently they needed to do a little bit more than move to a different city. Playing in a cold Canadian town doesn't change ...