Behold MTS Centre, the home of the Winnipeg Jets since 2011 and the AHL’s Manitoba Moose from 2004-11.
Though banners commemorating the 2004-05 North Division Championship, the 2008-09 Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy, and the 2008-09 North Division Championship and Western Conference Championship salute the history etched out by the Moose, there isn’t a nod in the rafters to the previous incarnation of the Jets. At Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona, the names and numbers of former Jets Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuk and Thomas Steen are represented as part of the Coyotes’ Ring of Honor.
The modern day Jets are 1-0 on the season and return to Friendly Manitoba for their home opener, which should raise the decibel levels inside what is already regarded as the loudest arena in the National Hockey League. After handing the Minnesota Wild their first-ever loss in a home opener, can the Kings crash the Jets’ party? Bob Miller and Jim Fox will be on hand to offer a firsthand account as part of the first FOX Sports West broadcast of the season. Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans will also return to KTLK AM 1150, where they’ll remain for the rest of the season. Game two of 82 starts in just under two hours.