Afternoon Delight

Posted by David Minuk in Afternoon Delight,Daily Papers on September 6, 2011 — No Comments

Jets Jersey Reveal:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets unveil official new jerseysAfter all this waiting, people are ecstatic that there is finally a sweater with which to honour the new team.

NHL.com:  New Jets jerseys, ceremony evoke military feelIt certainly did have that type of feel and a big thank you to the men and women of RCAF 17 Wing for all their help in putting this event onOnly thing missing was a fly over.

CBC:  Winnipeg Jets unveil new jerseys. I would suggest that the jerseys certainly achieved True North’s stated goal.

“Our desire was to authenticate the name and make it as meaningful as we possibly could,” said Jets co-owner Mark Chipman.

“In my view, the best way to do that was to draw a connection to the rich history that our city has enjoyed with the air force, particularly with 17 Wing,” he added.

After the jump a nation exhales as the jersey is finally revealed, the complete day’s coverage from IC including pictures from 17 Wing and interviews with Eric Fehr, Mark Stuart, Jets jersey designer Dominique Fillion and Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.  As well Chris D tells you how you can win an autographed picture of captain Andrew Ladd.

The Province:  A Nation exhales as the Winnipeg Jets finally release their jerseysWhile it is nice to know that people across Canada have been pulling for the city of Winnipeg, expect that nationally love to diminish once the season gets underway.

IC’s Coverage of the Reveal:

Pictorial Summation of the Day at 17 WingIf you want to feel like you were in attendance take a gander at some of these pictures.

Reactions to the Winnipeg Jets Jersey with Eric FehrHe might be recovering from injury but it hasn’t curbed his enthusiasm for the Jets new jersey.

Reactions to the Winnipeg Jets Jersey with Mark StuartSpeaking of enthusiastic, this new Jet seems very happy to be in Winnipeg.

Dave Minuk of Illegal Curve Interviews Mark Stuart

Mark Stuart Winnipeg Jets Jersey

Reactions to the Winnipeg Jets Jersey with Reebok Designer Dominique FillionHe explained about the tight time lines and how the True North ownership took a very involved role in the process.

Reactions to the Winnipeg Jets Jersey with GM Kevin Cheveldayoff The Jets GM was quite excited with the reveal, including describing the moment he saw the players stepping out of the C-130 Hercules as “sending a chill down his spine”.

Other Jets News:

ChrisD.ca:  Win a signed Andrew Ladd photo.  Pretty simple contest for those of you who want a chance to win the Jets 1st captain’s autograph.