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Mick Kern of NHL Home Ice Feels for the Jets

While it is great that there is hockey back in Winnipeg, there have been reports that the housing available for the players is not exactly great.

Yesterday, Mick Kern at NHL Home Ice blogged about understanding what the Jets are going through in a very funny way:

Take a moment to skate a mile in their shoes; most of these guys spent the past few years in Atlanta, where no doubt there were Southern mansions a-plenty to be had.  Who cares if a paltry sum of souls attended your home games?  If anything, that anonymity provided a shield from the prying eyes of the hockey mad, mouth drooling, Northern-based hoser.  Heck, you could probably even drive your boat and pop open a few cool ones there, and nobody down there would care.

Not in Winnipeg.  Not in Canada.

Every move here is scrutinized, analyzed, dissected, interpreted, and duly reported, like football in Texas.

Which explains why these hockey playing migrants require only the best fortress available from the unrelenting waves of unconditional love they are receiving from the populace of One Great City.

Click here for more from the great Mick Kern at NHL Home Ice.

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I always feel bad for millionaires who get to do what they love but have to do it where *gasp* other people love and care about the sport they play!  I always will, I’m empathetic in that way.

Posted by Garth on 09/16/11 at 01:07 PM ET

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I think these players are over reacting a bit. I used to live in the same subdivision in Charlotte as a couple of NASCAR drivers and a few Carolina Panther football players. In college, I lived across the street from a few popular North Carolina basketball players. Nobody really bothered anybody. Hell, my father grew up on the same street as a couple of Red Wing players, including Gordie Howe. What do these players think is going to happen if they live where normal, everyday people live.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 09/16/11 at 02:18 PM ET

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