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Winnipeg May Have Ready-Made Playoff Team

When the Quebec Nordiques were relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1995 and became the Avalanche, Colorado hockey fans got themselves a ready-made playoff team. Thanks to a blockbuster trade which landed them future Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy midway through 1995-96, they became a Stanley Cup championship team.

While no one would consider the new Winnipeg Jets, formerly the Atlanta Thrashers, a potential Cup contender at this point, Manitoba hockey fans might have themselves a playoff contender to cheer for this season.

Most pundits, in making their predictions for the 2011-12 season, didn’t include the Jets amongst their list of potential playoff contenders for

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