Winnipeg Jets Fans Getting Antsy Waiting For Playoffs

The NHL playoffs have arrived. The Winnipeg Jets are in the thick of it. Since relocating from Atlanta to Winnipeg back in 2011 the Jets have made the playoffs once. Back in 2015 they lost 4 straight games to the Anaheim Ducks. Didn’t win a game. But this year could be different.

The drastically improved team this year finished 2nd overall in the league regular season. Suffice it to say the fans are hysterically excited. The Jets play the Minnesota Wild tomorrow night in the first game of the opening round. Expectations are high, but trepidation is also very apparent. The nerves are tingling, hearts are pounding, and the sweat is flowing. Let it start!

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I’m sure the Jets are ready. They are big and strong and very fast. They have also been honing their skills for the much anticipated playoff run.

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It’s going to be a White-Out!

There is a tradition that started in Winnipeg back in the 80’s where all the fans wear white for playoff games.

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Making The Best of a Long Winnipeg Winter

Living in Winnipeg has its highs and lows. Really good warm sunny summers, and when the planet is tilted away from the sun, extremely cold winters. Winnipeg is one of the coldest cities with a population over half a million people in the world, if not the coldest. There may be a couple colder cities in Siberia.

This winter has been way above normal cold. Long john underwear everyday. A person can’t really get used to it. Every time you walk outside the day greets you with a burst of frigid wind that could stop a healthy mule in its tracks. I have to give credit to the thousands of migrants who come to Winnipeg from tropical countries.

Imagine never experiencing anything colder than +20 Celsius or 67 Fahrenheit, then have to deal with frigid temps these migrants could never have imagined, temps that can freeze a persons nose in two minutes.

Today there was a slight break in the weather. It got up to -10 Celsius, that is 12 degrees Fahrenheit, and the sun was out. So off to the river skating trail we went. This kind of day can make a Winnipeg winter fun.

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These warming stations let off amazing reflections of the sun.

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There is different art work all along the skating trail.

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A person gets a different perspective of the cityscape from the river.

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Hospital Cross in Focus

These are photos taken from my balcony in downtown Winnipeg of the St. Boniface Hospital cross. The hospital complex is roughly 2 kilometers away across the Red River.

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My dear old Dad had heart surgery at St. Boniface hospital 5 years ago. When he came to he looked out the window and the first thing he saw was that huge cross.  He wasn’t sure if he made it or not.

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