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  Holland
 
October 20, 2011 10:23:10 pm
 
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Maybe Winnipeg will pay us to take them back

 
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  Green Hornet
 
October 20, 2011 11:23:36 pm
 
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Even as bad as they are, I'd STILL take 'em back in a minute (under new management, of course).

 
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October 21, 2011 8:09:27 am
 
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Good seats are still available.....seriously they are for Sat and Mon games check out Ticketmaster.

The sellout streak will end before the season is over.

 
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October 21, 2011 8:24:02 am
 
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Good seats are still available.....seriously they are for Sat and Mon games check out Ticketmaster.

The sellout streak will end before the season is over.



You realize both of those games are in FL, right?

 
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  Bongo
 
October 21, 2011 9:35:52 am
 
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I read they didn't receive game tape from last season. How the **** does that happen? Since most of Canada didn't give 2 shits about the Thrash till last May, most of these folks are seeing what we had to deal with for the first time. It won't make any difference though. They're so giddy right now, the Threts could go 1-81 and nobody in Winnipeg would care.
 
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October 21, 2011 11:10:04 am
 
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I read they didn't receive game tape from last season. How the **** does that happen? Since most of Canada didn't give 2 shits about the Thrash till last May, most of these folks are seeing what we had to deal with for the first time. It won't make any difference though. They're so giddy right now, the Threts could go 1-81 and nobody in Winnipeg would care.



Is that true? Holy shit.

I remember reading a lot of message board BS from Jets fans about how playing in front of a loud, "passionate" home crowd will help the Jets win more games. Certainly worked wonders for their home opener...And when they barely beat a decimated Penguins team 2-1.

 
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  Bongo
 
October 21, 2011 12:10:21 pm
 
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I have no idea if the game tape story is true or not. I saw it on that chat board. Anything's possible with ASG though. Based on comments I've read so far, these guys don't seem all that enlightened. I've already seen a Fire Noel discussion as well as some people who think Kane should be traded. Wait till they experience the Christmas Break.
 
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October 21, 2011 12:39:32 pm
 
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Good seats are still available.....seriously they are for Sat and Mon games check out Ticketmaster.

The sellout streak will end before the season is over.



You realize both of those games are in FL, right?



???

Against the Canes and Rags, check out Ticketmaster.

 
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  TheBrickwall
 
October 21, 2011 12:44:14 pm
 
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Ha! **** 'em I say. Winn0peg wanted this shitsack, they can have 'em. I'm holding out for the Isles to relocate here. Or the Coyotes. Or the Blue Jackets. Or the Stars. Or............


 
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October 21, 2011 1:08:06 pm
 
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I have no idea if the game tape story is true or not. I saw it on that chat board. Anything's possible with ASG though. Based on comments I've read so far, these guys don't seem all that enlightened. I've already seen a Fire Noel discussion as well as some people who think Kane should be traded. Wait till they experience the Christmas Break.



I so hope that Winnipeg has a circus.

 
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October 21, 2011 1:14:02 pm
 
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Good seats are still available.....seriously they are for Sat and Mon games check out Ticketmaster.

The sellout streak will end before the season is over.



You realize both of those games are in FL, right?



???

Against the Canes and Rags, check out Ticketmaster.



Whoops...my ticketmaster search didn't turn up results for Winnipeg home games.

Anyway, ~70 empty seats for the first regular season Saturday game in a 15,000-seat arena isn't very impressive. If the arena were 18,000+, I'd cut them some slack, but all I've heard the past 2 years is how every home game would be a guaranteed sell out. They haven't had an NHL team in 15 years blah blah blah. So now we're 1 day away from game time, and they have 70 seats available (assuming those are the rest of the seats ticketmaster releases)? I would've figured this game would've been sold out well in advance. I guess all the people in Winnipeg who could actually afford tickets ended up buying season tickets. What a joke. It's pretty much inevitable that this team will fail again. The real question is: will the franchise fold or will they relocate?

I am currently rooting for the team to lose every game, and I enjoyed watching Ladd get his face smashed with a puck last night.

 
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October 21, 2011 2:48:27 pm
 
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I am currently rooting for the team to lose every game, and I enjoyed watching Ladd get his face smashed with a puck last night.


Sorry, gotta rethink that strategy. If they lose every game or just suck enormously, they'll end up with some pretty choice lottery positioning and might luck into some really great talent. The prudent approach would be to have them reach the #88points plateau which should give them false hope for a playoff spot each and every year and far enough away from a plum lottery pick.

Suffer you bastards, suffer.


 
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October 21, 2011 3:31:31 pm
 
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I am currently rooting for the team to lose every game, and I enjoyed watching Ladd get his face smashed with a puck last night.


Sorry, gotta rethink that strategy. If they lose every game or just suck enormously, they'll end up with some pretty choice lottery positioning and might luck into some really great talent. The prudent approach would be to have them reach the #88points plateau which should give them false hope for a playoff spot each and every year and far enough away from a plum lottery pick.

Suffer you bastards, suffer.




Even with a potential superstar pick, the Jets still have to worry about keeping a core together. Living in Winnipeg will likely get old for most of the current roster once the novelty wears off...and the winter starts. AND when the media really starts relentlessly hounding them half-way through the season when they're still last place. Plus, even if they have good drafting position every season, it won't guarantee quality NHL-caliber players. They're still run by AHL management after all.

Although I definitely agree with you - it would be nice to see them plateau at 81/82 points every season for a 10th-11th place finish.

 
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October 21, 2011 5:36:41 pm
 
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Wait till they experience the Christmas Break.



Ah yes, the old annual post-Christmas Collapse. Yeah, massive number of Pegger heads exploding might just be entertaining to watch.

 
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  RoyalAir
 
October 21, 2011 5:45:56 pm
 
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I haven't watched a single minute of that bastard franchise this season, and I'm elated to hear that they still continue to suck. Thomson ruined the best thing that had ever happened to the franchise by getting rid of Dudley and replacing him with a glorified capologist in Cheveldayoff.

To all 15 of the Winnipeg lurkers that are still around this board, yeah, I'm bitter. But keep enjoying this suck fest for 12 years, and get back to us. But by then, the Threts will have already moved to Kansas City.

Thanks Bettman, and all you dickheads at ASG.I don't give a**** about hockey anymore, and it's completely your fault.

And **** you, Andrew Ladd.

 
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  netster
 
October 22, 2011 2:18:17 pm
 
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And **** you, Andrew Ladd.



I must have missed something.. Why the anti-Ladd sentiments?


 
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October 24, 2011 12:55:53 pm
 
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I must have missed something.. Why the anti-Ladd sentiments?




I think it was sometime around training camp but Laddy made some comments that were essentially slamming the ATL fanbase.
I will continue to cheer for Thorburn because he was the only one still with the team that actually stood up for us.

 
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October 24, 2011 1:17:23 pm
 
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I must have missed something.. Why the anti-Ladd sentiments?




I think it was sometime around training camp but Laddy made some comments that were essentially slamming the ATL fanbase.
I will continue to cheer for Thorburn because he was the only one still with the team that actually stood up for us.



Moose and Kovy stuck up for us too, but there really aren't any other players on the active roster who were playing for the Thrashers when people were still going to the games. I don't know if they asked Jimmy his opinion? The Winnipeg media made sure to interview players who only played in ATL for 1 season (i.e. Mason and Ladd). Dicks.

Ladd sucks anyway, so I'm looking forward to a sub-par season. No way he matches his output from last season.

 
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October 24, 2011 4:41:30 pm
 
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Ladd sucks anyway, so I'm looking forward to a sub-par season. No way he matches his output from last season.



they signed him to a 5 year contract. be interesting to see how that works out for them.

 
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October 25, 2011 12:43:11 pm
 
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guy can't be that bright. his wife is an eye doctor yet he was too stupid to wear a shield.
 
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