Jet Lag - Death of the Winnipeg Jets, 10 years later

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  1. Le Golie

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    Hard to believe it's been 10 years since the Jets died. The Winnipeg Sun is running a series of specials this week about the departure of the team and the effect it has had on the city. So far it's been a very interesting read.

    A Death In The Family
    http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/JetLag/2006/04/27/1552720-sun.html

    Only Memories Remain
    http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/JetLag/2006/04/27/1552721-sun.html

    Ex-Jets ranks are dwindling
    http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/JetLag/2006/04/27/1552722-sun.html
     
  2. Beauty eh?

    Beauty eh? Not sure if serious.

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    Man....I wish they never left. Hopefully Winnipeg will have a team again someday.
     
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    That is sad. I hated to see the Jets go. Nordiques and Whalers too for that matter. Can't believe it's been 10 years now.
     
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    Hey, I thought I'd be the one to mention this. Ten years ago today (April 28, 1996) they played their last game, which I was fortunate enough to be at.

    Didn't know about the Sun series, though. Thanks for the great read.....
     
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    I miss the JETS as well they were our last AHL affiliate. The Moncton Hawks ceased in 1994. Alpo will always be my favourite first name for a coach. GM Smith loved the Europeans when it wasn't fashionable.
    I thought hockey would end here forever and then came the Q in 1995 and life went on. Still have my Hawks Blue away sweater and my White home sweater in Jets colours. Long live the Red White and Blue of the Jets/Hawks ;)
     
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  8. Wetcoaster

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    Not unless the NHL regresses significantly.
     

  9. Was that really necessary?
     
  10. Wetcoaster

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    Truth sometimes hurts.
     
  11. Hawker14

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    hahahahahahahahahaha.

    clever
     

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