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As summer draws to a close, Winnipeggers are hungrier than ever for hockey. The chance to host the best in the game has Jets fans salivating – especially those lucky enough to get season tickets.
Rumours are a-swirlin’ - is it true that Nikolay Zherdev wants to don a Winnipeg Jets jersey (whatever that might look like) next year? The former fourth overall pick (2003, Columbus Blue Jackets) is said to have a desire to play for the Jets, according to a tidbit out of Russia (article in Russian - Google translate this puppy).
It was 20 years ago today that Buffalo lost a tough one, and by the narrowest of margins. The Calgary Flames came into town and beat the Sabres 5-4 at Memorial Auditorium. Rick Dudley was the Sabres head coach, and his assistant was a young and fiery up-and-comer named John Tortorella.
Sabres fans and media were questioning the toughness of Dale Hawerchuk and Pierre Turgeon and the worthiness of their $500,000 salaries. Buffalo media legend Ted Darling was in his final full season in the broadcast booth. There were captaincy issues as Mike Ramsey had just replaced Mike Foligno, who was traded to Toronto. The Sabres were an average team trodding along with 51 points near the end of January.
It so happens that there was another game that day, with a little bit more at stake, that was of interest to Buffalo fans, and for that matter people all over the world.
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