Benny and the Jets
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It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that the excitement of the impending return of the NHL to Winnipeg was at a fever pitch – opening night was imminent, and the eyes of the hockey world were turned toward the MTS Centre for opening night puck drop against the Montreal Canadiens. The 5-1 drubbing the Jets endured barely mattered, and the Nik Antropov’s lone Jets goal of the afternoon - the first in Jets 2.0 history - was celebrated as though Winnipeg had just won the Stanley Cup.
And so it began – a season of ups, downs and everything in between. There was the Jets’ magical play in December followed by a collapse/return to reality down the stretch. For the most part, however, the team was decidedly average – bolstered at home by a newly voracious crowd and still the same old muddling Thrashers of old when on the road.