From Avco Cup May 1979 to Heritage Classic Weekend – My Perspective

The WHA Jets … Winnipeg Jets 1.0 and 2.0 … ALL IN ONE WEEKEND! –

1978:  It was 1978, late winter almost spring; I was close to turning 14 and a gal (at that point I’d call her an acquaintance) I sat beside in a couple of classes at Elmwood High asked me out of the blue if I wanted to go to a Winnipeg Jets game.  I found out later she’d already asked her close friends and they all declined, lucky for me as it turned out!  I liked hockey and I liked this girl so jumped at the chance to possibly make a new friend. [Read more…]

The Brainwashing of the Winnipeg Jets Fanbase

It Started in Year One of Winnipeg Jets 2.0 –

The brainwashing and excuses were flowing long before the Winnipeg Jets 2.0 ever hit the ice but in our joy and jubilation of finally getting a NHL team back in River City we were oblivious to the warning signs.  The “excuse seeds” were planted early and often. [Read more…]

Two Kids From The Bronx Made It To The NHL

  

That's my house on the right and Neil Komadoski's house on the far left.

That’s my house on the right and Neil Komadoski’s house on the far left in the Bronx.

I grew up in The Bronx. Ya, that’s right, The Bronx.

It wasn’t such a tough neighborhood. Most of the kids I hung with were rink rats. Neil Komadoski, for example. He lived two doors down from my shack on Helmsdale Avenue, right where that street partners with long-and-winding Kildonan Drive in East Kildonan. [Read more…]

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