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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Wednesday, Oct 5th)

Jets book launches tonight. Cops don’t want Jets fans openly drinking. Jets 2nd highest ticket price. U of M gets in on Jets excitement. THN previews the 2011/12 Winnipeg Jets.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets book launches tonight.  Count me as someone who is excited to read Randy Turner’s book.
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Winnipeg Sun:  Cops to Jets partiers – Don’t crack the beer on the street.  Hopefully people handle themselves responsibly.

Ticket News:  Ticket brokers hopeful about NHL ticket sales this season.  This is an interesting stat:

The Jets return to Winnipeg after a 15-year absence has made their tickets a hot commodity and boosted the team’s average ticket price to $176.55, second in the league only to the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to

The Manitoban:  U of M gets in on Jets excitement.  As someone who used to use the Elizabeth Dafoe Library as a place to sleep, it’s a shame they didn’t have this when I was in school.  If you want a chance to check out the display, head on down to the U of M.

The Hockey News (video):  Winnipeg Jets 2011-12 preview.  Edward Fraser hosts, joined by writers Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell to discuss all things Winnipeg Jets for this upcoming season.

Daily Journal:  As NHL season approaches, Atlanta remembers the Thrashers and settles for minor league hockeyImportant to be empathetic of the fans who had their team ripped from them.  As Chris Mason said on the Illegal Curve Radio show before the team moved, those fans who did support the team were quite passionate about the sport.

The Sports Riot:  Top 5 NHL jerseys of all time.  With the exception of the Canucks, I love this list.  And while I’m biased towards the Jets, I absolutely loved the old Colorado Rockies jersey.