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It's cold out and we just wanna watch some NHLaction already!

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We asked our readers to sent us tweets telling us what they missed most about not having the NHL so far this season. Here are some responses:

Kevin Sigmundson@KevinSig

Do you know how many TV shows there are about women being mean to other women trying to buy a dress? I do now.

Jason W.@jwow777

I don't miss it yet. Looking forward to the World Juniors though. Don't want an NHL/NHLPA agreement to screw that up too.

Jeff Hoeppner@bluebomber6

I miss the buzz you have all day at work, knowing you'll be screaming your lungs out for the Jets at the MTS Ctr that night!


I miss the storylines & progression/momentum. If we have a season, so be it, but it won't have the emotional depth.

Justin W.@Justin_GoJetsGo

Missing the NHL due to the fact we are missing moments. Moments like the first puck drop back in WPG! It was UNREAL!!!

Jay Kuchirka@gojetsgo1984

I miss hockey cuz it's frickin cold out and I just wanna watch a damn jets game!


The MTS Centre was like a second home, and I feel like I've been evicted.

Barney Zedog@BarneyZedog

I miss TRUE NORTH! during the anthem. Great for getting is all feeling warm and fuzzy about our city!

Eric Venn@ericvenn

I miss the excitement I'd feel all day before going to a #Jets home game. There's nothing like the atmosphere in that building.

Bruce Penner@BrucePenner

In our society, professional sports is our best alternative to actual war. Without this release, armed conflict is inevitable.


Gary Zanewich@zany57

Because it is a great way to help us through our Winnipeg winters and I LOVE the game. Last winter blew by, this one is dragging


I don't miss the NHL, I miss our Jets! Winter seemed a little bit warmer, a little shorter. Excitement of the city was great!


A winter Saturday night in Winnipeg without Hockey Night in Canada is so sad. I miss both the game & my rituals around it.

Jennifer Monaster@msjenn28

hockey gave me a reason to leave the house and go sit in a bar and meet people. It also made great conversations at work.

Tyler Litke@chieflitke

It brings this city together better than anything or anyone else. Even if its -40, the Jets bring a smile to everyone's face.

Jason Moran@jaymoran74

i miss nhl hockey because it brings family and friends together to cheer on our Jets.


i miss friends coming over 2 watch the games & the excitment that happens around the city.

Gary M@GMAT1955

I miss dropping thousands on season tickets, 20 bucks for a beer and popcorn....and completely thinking it's awesome!

Ken in Winnipeg@ikcotol

I miss the culture of hockey, the conversations, the analysis. And because I'm really come to dislike the word lockout


It cures the winter blues!

travis laing@laingerr

I don't miss it. In fact, a part of me (except for being a Jets fan) hopes the season is gone for the year.

josh crane@JCrane67

walking downtown on game day with all the energy of the jets fans #bestfeelingever.

Ken in Winnipeg@ikcotol

I miss NHL hockey because I am Canadian and that's my sport. I miss the Jets because I haven't got used to them being back yet.

Gord Ransom@BigG_44

I am curious to know if many people do miss NHL. I don't think many do. Will u cover that aspect in your article as well?


I miss NHL hockey because the Jets ties me to Manitoba, makes me miss home a little less, brings us Manitobans in Mtl together.

Mike Thiessen@dynawide05

who cares,cancel the season.


Funnier will be the 30 players making 20 mil/yr while rest of league plays for beer money. Lets see how unified they feel then.

Mike Krebs@SirKrebsington

I miss the atmosphere. The raw emotion that is felt, living and dying with every play. And I actually miss the $8 beers #GoJets


what if we dont? At this point, am hoping for decertification. The resulting chaos will be hysterical.

Bartley Kives@bkives

My world is meaningless and empty without those Moxies commercials on Jets TV.


Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 15, 2012 C7

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