With possible 2016 Heritage Classic in Winnipeg – You pick the opponent!

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,Winnipeg Jets on March 10, 2013 — No Comments

The buzz around Winnipeg yesterday was the news that the city is vying for the 2016 Heritage Classic to be held at Investors Group Stadium.

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Gary Lawless (@garylawless) of the Winnipeg Free Press first tweeted the news:
Gary's tweet

Which was later confirmed by True North’s Scott Brown;
Scott' tweet

Now that the idea of Winnipeg potentially hosting the Heritage Classic has sunk in, the logical next question would be picking an opponent for your Jets to play.  Would it make sense to pick from a rival in the Jets new Midwest Division?  Perhaps one of the western Canadian teams or possibly an eastern Canadian team.

When we asked on twitter whom you would like to see, we got a variety of responses;
IC Responses

Our new poll question asks you who would you like to see.  As we see it there are four options, namely;

1)  Western Canadian team (Vancouver, Edmonton or Calgary).

2)  Eastern Canadian team (Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto).

3)  Midwest Division team (Minnesota, Colorado, Nashville, Chicago, Dallas or St. Louis).

4)  Other (One the 17 remaining teams)

Feel free to give us your two cents as to whom you’d like to see and why.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Great outdoors on tap.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets vying for 2016 NHL Heritage Classic.