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Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition, Dec. 18, 2013

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While Wednesday's Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at the MTS Centre may not have come at the best time for the struggling team, both the fans and the players seemed to enjoy themselves throughout the evening.

  • Members of the Winnipeg Jets were split up into Team White and Team Blue for the skills competition. Clockwise, from left: Devin Setoguchi, Evander Kane, Eric Tangradi, Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba.

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    Members of the Winnipeg Jets were split up into Team White and Team Blue for the skills competition. Clockwise, from left: Devin Setoguchi, Evander Kane, Eric Tangradi, Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba.

  • Chris Thorburn stretches.

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    Chris Thorburn stretches.

  • Fans hold up a sign at the skills competition.

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    Fans hold up a sign at the skills competition.

  • Eric O'Dell competes in the fastest skater competition.

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    Eric O'Dell competes in the fastest skater competition.

  • Mark Scheifele skates hard during the fastest skater competition.

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    Mark Scheifele skates hard during the fastest skater competition.

  • Mark Scheifele crosses the finish line in the fastest skater portion of the skills competition. Scheifele won, with Blake Wheeler coming a close second.

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    Mark Scheifele crosses the finish line in the fastest skater portion of the skills competition. Scheifele won, with Blake Wheeler coming a close second.

  • Defenceman Jacob Trouba unloads during the hardest shot portion of the skills competition.

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    Defenceman Jacob Trouba unloads during the hardest shot portion of the skills competition.

  • Jacob Trouba signs some autographs.

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    Jacob Trouba signs some autographs.

  • Bryan Little moves a puck between cones during the puck control relay portion of the skills competition.

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    Bryan Little moves a puck between cones during the puck control relay portion of the skills competition.

  • Evander Kane bounces a puck in the air.

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    Evander Kane bounces a puck in the air.

  • Evander Kane bats a puck out of the air and past goalie Al Montoya (right) in the shootout portion of the skills competition.

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    Evander Kane bats a puck out of the air and past goalie Al Montoya (right) in the shootout portion of the skills competition.

  • Evander Kane reacts after scoring on Al Montoya.

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    Evander Kane reacts after scoring on Al Montoya.

  • Evander Kane signs some autographs.

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    Evander Kane signs some autographs.

  • Anthony Peluso pulls a behind-the-back shot on Al Montoya.

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    Anthony Peluso pulls a behind-the-back shot on Al Montoya.

  • Blake Wheeler moves in on Ondrej Pavelec during the shootout portion of the skills competition.

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    Blake Wheeler moves in on Ondrej Pavelec during the shootout portion of the skills competition.

  • Andrew Ladd and Grant Clitsome have a laugh on the ice.

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    Andrew Ladd and Grant Clitsome have a laugh on the ice.

  • Winnipeg Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome signs a child's jersey. He doesn't seem upset that it's a Dustin Byfuglien jersey.

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    Winnipeg Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome signs a child's jersey. He doesn't seem upset that it's a Dustin Byfuglien jersey.

  • A lucky young fan gets a hat as a souvenir from Winnipeg Jets defenceman Adam Pardy at the Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at the MTS Centre Wednesday evening.

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    A lucky young fan gets a hat as a souvenir from Winnipeg Jets defenceman Adam Pardy at the Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at the MTS Centre Wednesday evening.

  • Team White celebrates a victory during the skills competition. It's unclear what Michael Frolik (bottom) is up to.

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    Team White celebrates a victory during the skills competition. It's unclear what Michael Frolik (bottom) is up to.

  • Team White poses with the trophy after winning the Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at the MTS Centre Wednesday evening.

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    Team White poses with the trophy after winning the Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at the MTS Centre Wednesday evening.

  • Devin Setoguchi (right) of Team Blue crashes Team White's party.

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    Devin Setoguchi (right) of Team Blue crashes Team White's party.

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