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BY JAKE THIELEN Canadian Thanksgiving might not have been until Monday, but last weekend thousands of hockey-loving Canadians got to give thanks a little early. Sunday, Oct. 9, marked the return of the Winnipeg Jets to the NHL after a 15-year hiatus. In May, the NHL announced that the Atlanta Thrashers had been sold to a group that had planned to move the team to Winnipeg for the 2011-2012 season and beyond. Winnipeg had been without an NHL team since the old Jets moved to Phoenix and became the Coyotes following the 1995-1996 season. The return of the Jets was obviously a huge event for the people of Winnipeg, as the MTS Center is already sold out for all Jets games for the next couple years. It’s no surprise then that the team’s home opener Sunday against Montreal resulted in a media frenzy. News organizations from all over Canada covered the game, and it was shown on NHL Network in the U.S. In addition, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in attendance at the ...

College Goalie Misses Class to Fill In at Winnipeg Jets Practice

Where were you during class today, Joe? Oh, you were playing goalie for the Winnipeg Jets? I guess that's a reasonable excuse. Jets goaltender Chris Mason missed practice on Tuesday to be with his wife, who is expected to give birth soon. So, short a goaltender, the team turned to Joe Caligiuri, who plays for the nearby University of Manitoba Bisons. Caligiuri's sister is...

Ladd and Buff Return

While the return of the Winnipeg Jets is something of a story tonight, the one most Hawks fans are interested in would be Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien returning to Chicago for the first time since their departure. Obviously, any member of the 2010 Cup team is going to get a hero's welcome, and well they should. Most Hawks fans will remember their names for their whole lives...

Blackhawks-Jets: “The One That Got Away” Comes Back

If there was ever a player that left Chicago for Winnipeg that would be considered The Prodigal Son, it would be Bobby Hull. But for most younger fans, Andrew Ladd is “the one that got away.” In 2009-10, Ladd was … Continue reading →

Ken Beckett: Jets Game Day - First Road Game vs. Blackhawks

After suffering a loss in their home opener, the Winnipeg Jets take flight and embark on their first road trip, kicking things off in the windy city against the Chicago Blackhawks. Thursday's game in Chicago marks the only time this season the Blackhawks and Jets will meet. The Hawks took last season's only meeting, coming away with a 5-4 shootout victory in Atlanta. The...

Ducks Ink Bodie to One-Year Deal

The Ducks have signed right wing Troy Bodie to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bodie is expected to report to Syracuse, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey Leag...

Happy 85th Birthday

Birthday wishes in a moment. First, the Hawks will host the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center tomorrow night. Everyone is excited to see the newest (and former) NHL franchise, making it a pretty expensive ticket. Even my son wants a Jets hat, ok my me, it is a pretty cool logo. Game time 7:30 pm Central. On November 26, 2011, the Chicago Blackhawks will celebrate their 85th birthday...

Ducks sign RW Bodie to 1-year contract (AP)

The Anaheim Ducks have signed right wing Troy Bodie to a one-year contract. Bodie was expected to report to the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Syracuse on Wednesday. Bodie went to training camp with the Winnipeg Jets, scoring one goal in four preseason games. After making his NHL debut with the Ducks in January 2009, Bodie began last season with Anaheim, but was claimed on waivers by Carolina on Nov.

Report: Red Wings, Winnipeg Jets could be only teams to move in NHL realignment

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