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Nik Antropov and his teammates seem to have brought more than just their sticks and stakes from Atlanta to Winnipeg. They've also brought October weather straight out of the Deep South to the Canadian Prairie.
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Can't wait for the NHL season to start? Well, imagine how the city of Winnipeg must feel. The city will welcome an NHL franchise back for the first time since 1996 on Sunday as the Jets take on the Canadiens, and the excitement in the city is palpable. Building off the energy surrounding the team, Hot 103 in Winnipeg has remixed LMFAO's popular "Party Rock Anthem"...
Keep on rockin’ in the free world, Neil. With the NHL season almost upon us — finally! — it’s time to dig out the jerseys of our favorite teams and get amped. Amped, get it? I don’t know who Neil is talking to, but apparently, he’s in the market for some Winnipeg Jets season tickets. [...]
It’s been a game that has been circled on every Winnipeg hockey fan’s calendar for 15 years. They just didn’t have an actual date to circle. Well, ever since the 2011-12 NHL schedule has been released, Oct. 9 has been the big date in Manitoba’s capital as the Jets make their official return.As you can imagine, Winnipeg is abuzz. Sunday’s home game against the Montreal...
from Ross Romaniuk of the Winnipeg Sun, The NHL Face-Off event at the historic site became the city’s largest party since news of the Jets’ return to Winnipeg spurred downtown street celebrations on May 31. And the six-hour, nationally televised bash, complete with rock bands including Winnipeg’s Bachman & Turner, saw tens of thousands attend after it officially began at...
The Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday signed veteran goaltender David Aebischer to an American Hockey League contract and assigned him to the St. John's IceCaps.
How much would you pay to witness hockey history?
That's the question being asked by many Winnipeg Jets fans that didn't secure a ticket to the franchise's first regular-season game after relocating from Atlanta, scheduled for Sunday evening against the Montreal Canadiens at MTS Centre. The atmosphere will be incomparable; the sense of fulfillment and community undeniable...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, • Will Dustin Byfuglien score enough in Winnipeg so people stop saying he needs a Weight Watchers membership to go with his NHLPA card. Can he really play for the Jets at 260 “with gusts to 275?” Better still, isn’t Byfuglien much more annoying to opposing goalies as a forward, not a D-man?
• What’s the over-under on how many...
There are still Thrashers signs outside the IceForum, a rink in suburban Atlanta that used to be the NHL team's practice home.
The Thrashers have become the Winnipeg Jets. They will be playing before sellout crowds every night in hockey-crazed Canada. Atlanta will have to make do with a minor league team after becoming the first city in the NHL's modern era...
Mark Scheifele has decided to wear No. 55 in his rookie season. The Winnipeg Jets' seventh overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft previously wore No. 45 during training camp.
Return of the Jets forces league to face a tricky realignment next season
A load of counterfeit Winnipeg Jets jerseys destined to be sold in the city has been seized by RCMP.
The Winnipeg Jets have claimed center Brett MacLean off waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes.