Winnipeg Jets left wing Evander Kane celebrates a goal in St. Paul, Minnesota February 16, 2012. Winnipeg won 4-3 in a shoot-out. Kane scored three goals including the game-winner in the shoot-out. (REUTERS/Eric Miller)
WINNIPEG - There hasn’t been an NHL game played at the MTS Centre since early April.
The next time the puck drops is still anyone’s guess, as the NHL lockout is threatening to force the cancellation of another season.
When thinking back on 2012, will Winnipeg Jets fans remember the thrill of the NHLs return after a 15-year-absence or be upset or apathetic about the elongated labour stoppage?
It’s true there is plenty of frustration being felt right now, but we expect the mood to change once a new collective bargaining agreement is signed, so look for plenty of passion to be on display whenever that occurs.
Although the new season won’t start until at least mid-January — if it starts at all — here’s a quick look back at the Top-10 Jets’ stories of 2012: