TOPIC: WINNIPEG JETS 2018 NHL PLAYOFF RUN

4 ways the Winnipeg Jets changed hockey forever

The WHA made waves in the industry and changed the face of hockey forever, with the best team in the league at the helm — the Winnipeg Jets.

How the return of the Winnipeg Jets ended a 'real dark period' and helped a city get its mojo back

The original Jets left for Phoenix, Ariz., after the 1995–96 NHL season, leading to a 15-year dry spell most Winnipeggers would like to forget. But their return in 2011 has made a lasting impact on the hockey city and its feverish fans.

City hall, facing $962K tab for Jets street celebrations, mulls means of paying the playoff party piper

City councillors are considering ways to pay for future Winnipeg Jets playoff parties as the Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Transit and other city departments struggle to absorb part of the tab.

Winnipeg whiteout street parties cost almost $2.2M, attracted 120,000 Jets fans

Economic Development Winnipeg has tallied the totals and says 120,500 fans crammed into the whiteout street parties this spring during the Jets' unprecedented playoff run.

'I don't want ever to do that again': Police chief says short notice of whiteout parties wasn't good enough

Police Chief Danny Smyth says he's put True North Sports and Entertainment "on notice" to provide more time to plan for Winnipeg Jets street parties in future playoff seasons.

Vegas fans crowdsource funds to get young Winnipegger south to see Golden Knights

A Winnipeg girl is heading south in the hopes of meeting the players on her favourite hockey team — the Vegas Golden Knights.

Whiteout parties nudge police overtime into the red

The Winnipeg Police Service expects to exceed its overtime budget this year as a result of the downtown street parties during the Winipeg Jets' long playoff run.

Jets bullish about next season but looking forward to rest and regroup

Winnipeg Jets players say they know expectations are high for the team next season, and they are concentrating on doing it all again for 2018/19.

Jets goalie Hellebuyck consoles teammates who 'left their heart out there'

After the final buzzer, Connor Hellebuyck went up to his teammates still on the ice, many bent over their sticks their heads hanging dejectedly, and gave them a pat and said a few words in what he agreed was an emotional moment.

Winnipegger scores goal that ends Jets Stanley Cup playoff run

After soaring for so long, the Winnipeg Jets finally ran out of fuel, ending their best season ever on a four-game tailspin.

Manitoba campers bring Jets games to the great outdoors

Fans of both the great outdoors and the Winnipeg Jets didn't let a little thing like having to go camping on a beautifully sunny long weekend get in the way of taking in Sunday's big game.

Manitoba campers bring Jets games to the great outdoors

Fans of both the great outdoors and the Winnipeg Jets aren't letting a little thing like having to go camping on a beautifully sunny long weekend get in the way of taking in Sunday's big game.

Jets fans say they weren't allowed to bring Canadian flag, Jets garb into Las Vegas arena

T-Mobile Arena says it does not allow large flags into the building or signs that are not relevant to the events taking place within the venue.

Jets' global exposure creates golden opportunity for tourism, economic development

Winnipeg is poised to score big dividends from the international exposure the Jets' playoff run has brought to the city and province, says the president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg.

Golden Knights closing in on improbable conference title

Just saying the Vegas Golden Knights are one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final has a magical ring to it. But what's even more mystical is thinking the Knights are a mere five wins from hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup in its inaugural season.

Jets' playoff run taps into 'our evolutionary roots' and takes emotional toll on fans

The Jets' playoff run has brought Winnipeggers together, uniting them through elation to the point that strangers hug, sing and cheer together. But have you noticed a mood swing on those days after a loss?
Analysis

Jets remain grounded by Golden Knights' quick-strike offence

The difficult part about the way this series has transpired for the Jets is that the Golden Knights always seem to have a quick-strike answer whenever the Jets score a key goal.

Jets lose third straight jousting match, face elimination

Thanks to their third consecutive loss to the Vegas Golden Knights — a 3-2 emotional rollercoaster of a defeat in Sin City on Friday — the Winnipeg Jets face elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs on Sunday afternoon, when the Western Conference finals return to Manitoba.

Jets looking to even series in Friday's 'must-win' Game 4 vs. Vegas Golden Knights

The Winnipeg Jets are emphasizing the need to come out flying against the Vegas Golden Knights when the two clubs play the fourth game in their Western Conference final series Friday night.
Analysis

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, that's what Vegas wants from ye

Vegas hockey fans have had enough with outsiders calling out the Golden Knights as a team full of rejects, claiming the club doesn't deserve its inaugural-year success and treating the mere presence of an expansion team among the final four Stanley Cup contenders as something akin to sacrilege.​

True North to issue 10K more tickets than capacity at next whiteout

If attendance jumps at the next whiteout party, more than 10,000 Winnipeg Jets fans with tickets to the free event could be turned away.

Deserters vs. loyalists: How Winnipeggers living in Las Vegas are reconciling dual hockey loves

Winnipeg expats in Las Vegas are struggling to reconcile their hometown hockey loyalties with their embrace of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Analysis

'Flower' keeps Vegas fresh despite late Game 3 flurry from Jets

Marc-André​ Fleury made 33 saves, including 30 in the final two periods, to hand his teammates a 4-2 victory and 2-1 series lead in the West final at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday.

Beating the odds in Vegas: Former Winnipegger's bets on Jets, Golden Knights may just pay off

During the first week of October, Shannon Yelland placed a $20 US bet on the Vegas Golden Knights winning the 2018 Stanley Cup. Out of loyalty to her hometown, she also placed a $20 US bet on the Winnipeg Jets doing the same. She now stands a good chance of winning $1,200 to $4,000.

Winnipeg student targeted in former Rifles president's P.K. Subban post speaks out

The University of Manitoba business student photographed in a racist Facebook post that prompted the president of the Winnipeg Rifles to resign says he hopes the situation will encourage people to be more aware about race and social media.

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