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Jet 02-23-2013 07:19 PM

Anyone want to skate tonight??
 
EDIT: We are going to River Heights right now... come by if you wanna skate!

King Woodballs 02-23-2013 07:21 PM

I would think about it, But I dont wear a helmet
My hair is too nice to wear one

truck 02-23-2013 07:23 PM

Will there be spreadsheet?

Jet 02-23-2013 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Woodballs (Post 60333605)
I would think about it, But I dont wear a helmet
My hair is too nice to wear one

haha! Well I don't care about helmets but I think its a regulation.

Hammer Slammer 02-23-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by truck (Post 60333873)
Will there be spreadsheet?

If you feel like it, you can sit in the scorekeeper's box with a pad of paper. :D

KingBogo 02-23-2013 07:28 PM

Nice offer, if it wasn't across town I'd be all over it. Enjoy.

King Woodballs 02-23-2013 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Brogosian (Post 60333951)
haha! Well I don't care about helmets but I think its a regulation.

I think you are right
Coaches have to wear them while on the ice

BennyTheJet 02-23-2013 07:39 PM

We should have a Toronto shinny get together as well. I've been meaning to get out more this year!

garret9 02-23-2013 07:44 PM

I'll go!

First person to offer to pay for my plane ticket gets the pleasure of having me as company for the night :P :sarcasm:

vBurmi 02-23-2013 08:01 PM

I'd go but I don't have a helmet and I probably need one; I'm terrible at skating. I make up for it with my excellent stick-handling though - it lets me look at my feet instead of the puck :sarcasm:.

Hammer Slammer 02-23-2013 08:29 PM

Well, if anyone else makes it out just say you're from HF and we'll roll out a red carpet. :)

edit - Never mind looks like no one is going, cancel that.

Jet 02-23-2013 08:38 PM

We have decided to go to River Heights instead... come join if you want!

GwtGlads2013 02-23-2013 08:47 PM

So do most Jets fans actually live in Winnipeg itself?

Diatidialga 02-23-2013 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by GwtGlads2013 (Post 60344573)
So do most Jets fans actually live in Winnipeg itself?

Well I live 2 hours away, :laugh:

Andy6 02-23-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by GwtGlads2013 (Post 60344573)
So do most Jets fans actually live in Winnipeg itself?

Winnipeg doesn't really have sprawling distant exurban suburbs in the way that a U.S. city would have, if that's what you mean. It's all one lump, with the city itself comprising around 90% of the "metropolitan area" population, which in any event is only about 750,000 people in total. I'd guess that a typical Winnipegger would be within at most 25-30 minutes drive (non-rush hour) of 90% of the other people in the city. So if you said, let's go skating, it would indeed be feasible for many of the people on this board to show up 45 minutes later, wherever you were in the city. I'm in Toronto, where such invitations wouldn't make much sense, and I certainly miss this aspect of life in Winnipeg.

GwtGlads2013 02-23-2013 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy6 (Post 60347319)
Winnipeg doesn't really have sprawling distant exurban suburbs in the way that a U.S. city would have, if that's what you mean. It's all one lump, with the city itself comprising around 90% of the "metropolitan area" population, which in any event is only about 750,000 people in total. I'd guess that a typical Winnipegger would be within at most 25-30 minutes drive (non-rush hour) of 90% of the other people in the city. So if you said, let's go skating, it would indeed be feasible for many of the people on this board to show up 45 minutes later, wherever you were in the city. I'm in Toronto, where such invitations wouldn't make much sense, and I certainly miss this aspect of life in Winnipeg.

Makes sense. I was wondering why so many people were able to show up at that one location the night the report was in the Globe and Mail that a deal had been done to bring the Thrashers to Winnipeg.

Jet 02-23-2013 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by GwtGlads2013 (Post 60355189)
Makes sense. I was wondering why so many people were able to show up at that one location the night the report was in the Globe and Mail that a deal had been done to bring the Thrashers to Winnipeg.

PS I love Georgia (and the rest of the South for that matter). Can't wait to head back there in May on my way to Miami.

ps241 02-23-2013 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Brogosian (Post 60355299)
PS I love Georgia (and the rest of the South for that matter). Can't wait to head back there in May on my way to Miami.

Yea I'm with you Bro.....other than the traffic Atlanta is beyond spectacular.

Jet 02-23-2013 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ps241 (Post 60355537)
Yea I'm with you Bro.....other than the traffic Atlanta is beyond spectacular.

Atlanta is beautiful (it was SO hot when I was there last May), and I was so surprised how gorgeous Tennessee is. Nashville is amazing but the friggin Appalachians are stunning!

Hammer Slammer 02-23-2013 11:21 PM

My body hurts.

Jet 02-23-2013 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Hammer Slammer (Post 60356765)
My body hurts.

We sure showed them!

vBurmi 02-24-2013 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GwtGlads2013 (Post 60344573)
So do most Jets fans actually live in Winnipeg itself?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy6 (Post 60347319)
Winnipeg doesn't really have sprawling distant exurban suburbs in the way that a U.S. city would have, if that's what you mean. It's all one lump, with the city itself comprising around 90% of the "metropolitan area" population, which in any event is only about 750,000 people in total. I'd guess that a typical Winnipegger would be within at most 25-30 minutes drive (non-rush hour) of 90% of the other people in the city. So if you said, let's go skating, it would indeed be feasible for many of the people on this board to show up 45 minutes later, wherever you were in the city. I'm in Toronto, where such invitations wouldn't make much sense, and I certainly miss this aspect of life in Winnipeg.

To add to this, most Canadian cities (other than Toronto and Vancouver) have amalgamated, meaning all the suburbs are essentially just neighbourhoods. You don't have multiple separately-governed towns that border on the city, they're typically separated by some distance of highway/farmland if they're not part of the city - think New York with its boroughs rather than the Twin Cities. That's a huge difference I've noticed between the U.S. and Canada (again, aside from Toronto & Vancouver). Besides which, Winnipeg is really not that big. Most Jets fans live in Winnipeg and can get to a centrally located area in under 30 minutes on the weekend.

JetsHomer 02-24-2013 01:19 AM

Manitoba in general in highly unpopulated other than Winnipeg so it makes sense that most fans would be from the city. Closest 'big' cities are Brandon at 40k and two hours away, Kenora has 16k and is two hours away and Morden/Winkler which is another 16k and a hour an a half away

RonJon 02-24-2013 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Brogosian (Post 60355831)
Atlanta is beautiful (it was SO hot when I was there last May), and I was so surprised how gorgeous Tennessee is. Nashville is amazing but the friggin Appalachians are stunning!



If you ever get an opportunity to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway DO IT DO IT DO IT. That entire area is beautiful. But why the heck to they boil peanuts :amazed:

Tdoe42 02-24-2013 08:45 AM

Ugh my "Friday Night" Hockey that I went to for 15 years is over :cry:

I wanna get out again play some hockey. I folded my Spongee team when the Jets came back No Time for that lol

So yeah you wanna Rent Ice lemme know


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