Las Vegas Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant: “Winnipeg is one of the great teams in the NHL right now!!”
© Geoff Brookes
Some long-suffering Winnipeg Jets fan tweeted this week that he will become a “believer” in this 2017-18 Jets team if they rack up three consecutive wins over Vegas and Arizona (twice), through Tuesday night.
Most Jets fans can relate to this dude. Many would salute him for publicly saying what we are privately feeling.
The uninitiated reader will want to understand this skepticism. The veterans of past campaigns will point, with weathered, bony fingers to the exhibits of past futility, as if they were a collective ghost of Christmas past:
- February 4, 2017- a desperate Jets team visits the worst team in the central division – Colorado, who have just lost 9 straight – and post a 5-2 loss on the blank spot on the bingo card ;
- February 5, 2016 – Jets lose to cellar-dweller Carolina, 5-3
- March 21 and 22, 2013 – with the Jets leading…
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