Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

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Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Paying last respectsYou can expect to see a full 60 minute effort as the players know they have 15,004 coaches in the audience who will expect nothing less than their best.

Winnipeg Free Press:  So many memoriesFrom the jersey reveal to rookie training camp to the 1st pre-season game, then a home opener and now the season finale and everything in-between.  The 2011/12 NHL season will stand out for everyone in this province for years to come.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Never again will there be a season like this Ed takes you back and looks at what fans have had to enjoy over the past seasonNot surprisingly we at IC loved the GST chant that took on a life of its own.  To read more about how the chant came about, click here.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Chevy kept his promiseNot a bad first season as the GM of a team that underwent a ton of change in just under a year.  This summer the sole focus of the Jets fandom will be on Kevin Cheveldayoff and what he does with the numerous UFA’s on the team as well as with the upcoming 2012 Entry Draft.

Winnipeg Free Press:  The quotable coachTim and Ed take a look back at all the beauty lines by the Jets bench boss.  From “Free pizzas” to calling the media “Gems & Beauties” Claude Noel has been a reporters dream when it comes to quotable comments.

Winnipeg Free Press:  The top 5 Taking a look at the top 5 games the Jets won, the top 5 games they lost, 5 most memorable moments and 5 top goals.  Let us know your top 5 moments of the year.

Globe and Mail:  Ready to celebrate ‘restored legacy’Can anyone believe that we have already gone through 3 exhibition games and 40 home games?  While it has been a long season, in some ways it seems unbelievable that tonight is the final home game of the Jets 2.0 inaugural season.  Expect a party atmosphere tonight at the MTS Centre.

Globe and Mail:  Noel said itHe is the gift that keeps on giving.  So many people I talk to about the Jets 1st year coach love his candor.  Some of these quotes are just gems.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets among NHL’s richest teamsCannot say I am overly surprised by this.  With Jets mania gripping the city, the Jets have been racking it in hand over fist.  The naysayers will ask if this is sustainable but something tells me True North has long term plans for the financial well being of the team.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets pumped for last stand “There is no place like home, there is no place like home”.  While that line is originally from the Wizard of Oz, the Jets players should also be chanting that after a season to remember.  One that saw them act like lions at home, which unfortunately never translated to the road.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets return brought life to cityI have spoken to hockey fans as well as those without any interest in seeing a Jets game and the consensus has been that the return of NHL hockey has been a boon to the psyche of our provinceEven for former Manitobans, they look on with pride as their former hometown team travels across North America, re-establishing the name Winnipeg in the minds of many who have had 15 years to forget about our great city.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets fans the best in the leagueThere is no question that the fans within the MTS Centre (and even in other arenas) have pushed this team to greater heightsFrom the True North chant (listen to the players thoughts on that) at the start of the game to harassing the opposition, these fans are like an extra man on the iceEven the 50/50 is the talk of the league on many nightsSpeaking of, tonight is our last IC 50/50 guess what the winner takes home contest.  Send us an @tweet to @illegalcurve with your guess and you can win IC merchandise.

Toronto Sun:  Winnipeg Jets out, but not downTo think that this is all less than one year old.  Under one year since that fateful day in May when Stepehn Brunt dropped the bomb.  The day the TSN Jets Meter took a big jump.  It has been a year to remember for fans of NHL hockey in Manitoba.

ESPN:  Saturday’s web video of the dayA Winnipeg Jets chant from an Anglican Church in Winnipeg.

Next opponent news – Tampa Bay Lightning:

Globe and Mail:  Steven Stamkos eyes goal no. 60While both teams are going to play to win, you can bet the Jets will do their best to ensure Stamkos doesn’t join the 60 goal club.

FS Florida:  Lightning try to end on a high noteOf all the NHL coaches to spend time in Winnipeg, perhaps the most interesting has been Bolts coach Guy Boucher.  A cerebral guy, the last time he was in Winnipeg, he chatted with media for the standard 5 minute Q & A and then hung around talking hockey for 15-20 minutes.