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Player Spotlight – Andrew Copp

In this week’s Player Spotlight, we shine a little light on Andrew Copp. The 26-year-old Michigan alumnus has been on an absolute tear this season, managing to somehow notch a career-high in points during a shortened season – 34 points in 45 games. Not too shabby for a former fourth-round pick. Copp currently sits fourth…

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Player Spotlight – Jordie Benn

What better way to welcome Jordie Benn to the ‘Peg than with a good ol’ player spotlight. Winnipeg Jets fans know that if the team intends to make any meaningful run at the Stanley Cup, they needed to strengthen the defensive core at the deadline. While Benn may not have been the most sought-after target,…

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Friday Folklore – June 10, 1981

It’s hard to believe that it was 39 years, nine months, and 21 days ago that Dale ‘Ducky’ Hawerchuk arrived in Winnipeg. When the organization drafted the Toronto native No. 1 overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, their fortunes instantly changed. The Hall of Famer was drafted ahead of the likes of Ron Francis,…

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General Manager Spotlight – Kevin Cheveldayoff

Considering the type of season the Jets are having and that there are only five general managers with a longer tenure than Kevin Cheveldayoff, it felt fitting to shine a little light on the man at the Jets’ helm. The Saskatoon native played his junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings and, while he was…

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Coach Spotlight – Paul Maurice

If it feels like you’ve been watching Paul Maurice coach forever, it’s probably because you have. After playing four years in Windsor, the former Philadelphia Flyers draft pick’s playing career was cut short after suffering an injury that left him with a permanent blind spot in his right eye. Maurice was then given an ultimatum…

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Player Spotlight – Kyle Connor

Considering the season he’s having, it felt fitting to do a deep-dive on the pride of Shelby Township, Michigan. When you come from a town with less than 5,000 people and make the NHL, odds are you’ll become the most famous person. Barring the likes of NFL cornerback Dave Whitsell, who played 12 seasons in…

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Friday Folklore – 51 in 49

On this edition of Friday Folklore, we revisit a feat that is unique to Winnipeg, Anders Hedberg, who was the first player to tally 51 goals in only 49 games. Of course, there will be those that try to diminish the achievement by saying it was in the WHA. But for those fortunate enough to…

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Player Spotlight – The Dashing Dane – Nikolaj Ehlers

When traveling through Europe, I was lucky enough to meet the sweetest Danish lady named Jacomina. We were in Amsterdam, waiting in line to visit the Vincent Van Gogh Museum and people began complaining about the weather. I joked that I was from Canada and that this was nothing! That’s when she playfully tapped me…

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Friday Folklore – The Boys Are Back In Town!

In this edition of Friday Folklore, we travel back to 1996. This was a time when the N64 was first released, Jay-Z, Spice Girls, and Backstreet Boys dropped their debut albums, and TGIF was a weekly teenage tradition. But it was also the time the Jets were stolen from Winnipeg…. and to Arizona of all…

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Friday Folklore – Jets White Out

Those familiar with the bitter cold of Manitoba know that the only way to overcome it is to embrace it. Taking pride in surviving snowstorms, short days, long nights, and hitting the outdoor rink in -35 degree weather is in the blood of every Manitoban. After the 1987 playoff series against the Calgary Flames, the…

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#TBT: Top Winnipeg Jets All-Time – The 90s – Teppo Numminen

Asking Winnipeg Jets fans who’s their favourite player of All-Time is like asking a parent who their favourite child is. Combine that with the fact that top-10 lists are extremely subjective and to avoid this awkward conundrum, I present the Top Winnipeg Jets of every generation. The 90s – The 90s changed everything – literally…

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#TBT: Top Winnipeg Jets All-Time – The 80s – Dave Babych

Asking Winnipeg Jets fans who’s their favourite player of All-Time is like asking a parent who their favourite child is. Combine that with the fact that top-10 lists are extremely subjective and to avoid this awkward conundrum, I present the Top Winnipeg Jets of every generation. The 80s – The 80s gave the world MTV,…