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02-17-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Libertyhaze View Post
OMGGG this is awesome!!! I really hope this actually happens!!!! I would go to sooo many games. I was actually thinking about this about a month ago, which let me to find out the winnipeg jets name was actually the first name of our WHL team. I'm only 27 so this was news to me lol.
yes, Ben Hatskins favourite NFL team was the New York Jets and when he started up the Winnipeg franchise in the WCHL, he named it the Jets
it had pretty good crowds incl several sellouts against Flin Flon Bombers back in the days of Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach, but once he purchased the WHA franchise and pro hockey came here, major junior hockey crowds dropped off a lot.
I remember going to Clubs games when my brother played, and it was pretty sparsely attended, mostly family, friends of players, etc

not to say it couldn't work, but being the farthest east team makes it a challenge for them and the rest of the league

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