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JNFFT: Teemu Selanne vs Randy Carlyle

Randy Carlyle survived a tough “battle of the future head coaches” match against Paul MacLean in the first round of our Fan favorite Tournament, but no amount of coaching may be able to get him past his next opponent who remains the odds on favorite to win the entire tournament.

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JNFFT: Dustin Byfuglien vs Jacob Trouba

Bet you thought we forgot about this! On the contrary, we wanted to wait a little closer to the start of pre-season hockey before we got into the real heart of the tournament. In the first round we saw many lopsided battles as obvious favorites were paired against players who while still popular couldn’t hang…

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JNFFT: Blake Wheeler vs Andrew Ladd

Our final match of the first round of the Jets Nation Fan Favorite Tournament pits the two captains of the Jets 2.0 era against each other as it’s the first captain Andrew Ladd going up against his successor, Blake Wheeler.

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JNFFT: Brian Mullen vs Thomas Steen

The Fan Favorite Tournament continues with a match up of 1.0 forwards. One was prolific in goal scoring while the other played his entire NHL career in Winnipeg and remained with the community well after the original Jets had moved on.

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JNFFT: Essensa vs Reddick vs Berthiaume vs Khabibulin

If you thought the Three-Way Match between three Jets 2.0 grinders was something, check out our Friday Fatal Four-Way featuring four 1.0 era goaltenders. The truth is Jets goaltending in the 80’s and 90’s was ok, but Winnipeg has never enjoyed a true superstar presence in net like they did at forward or defense. The…

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JNFFT: Patrik Laine vs Nic Petan

Rooting for Patrik Laine is kind of like rooting for a summer blockbuster movie. You know it’s good, everyone knows it’s good, everyone loves it. Rooting for Nic Petan is kind of like rooting for a little known indie film that was only seen at a film festival. You know it’s good and if it…

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JNFFT: Paul MacLean vs Randy Carlyle

They are better known today as head coaches in the NHL, but they were also long time Jets 1.0 veterans and teammates during the 1980’s. Today sees a battle between Paul MacLean and Randy Carlyle.

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JNFFT: Kris King vs Teemu Selanne

One man was known for punching faces, the other was known for punching home goals. One man is the Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for the NHL, the other just recently teemed up with Patrik Laine to play some tennis.

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JNFFT: Phil Housley vs Dale Hawerchuk

Dale Hawerchuk was Winnipeg’s first true NHL superstar, but was traded away to Buffalo for a king’s ransom that included defenseman Phil Housley. Today as we resume the Fan Favorite Tournament, they will go against each other to see which one carries more popularity.