Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hockey Rock: Winnipeg Style!

If you're like me and remember listening to Jets-style parodies in your parent's car back in the early spring of 1996, well, you'll probably be glad to hear these tunes again.

Colin James, Streetheart, and local blues man Big Dave McLean are some of the artists on this album. It was recorded and released at the start of the playoffs in '96. Here 'tis (with youtube links to some of my favorites):

I met up with the Russian, he took the puck away:

On Teppo we depend. He's all we ever need on 'D'!:

You can download the entire album here (its a good and fast download, just have to wait 30 or 40 seconds til it'll let you download... you'll see).

Track List:

1) That's One Hot Russian Jet (You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet)-R. Bachman
2) Numminen (Innocence)-Harlequin
3) Give Me A Ring King-Jennifer Hanson
4) One More Save (One More Time)-Streetheart
5) Along For The Ride (Just Came Back)-Colin James
6) The N.H.L. Hockey Blues-Big Dave MacLean
7) I Just Want To Play Hockey-Joe Gregorash
8) Jets Fight/Wear White-Big Dave MacLean and Friends
9) Regrets To The Jets-Big Dave MacLean & The Muddy-Tones

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jets Season Tickets

Looks like quality season tickets may be had for less than the $100/ticket I've been going with.

Here's what you're looking at in Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa. Prices below are per ticket, per game (assuming you buy a season ticket):

Edmonton: pretty good seat $73, really good seat $100 Edmonton seat map

Calgary: pretty good seat $60, really good seat $95 Calgary seat map

Ottawa: pretty good seat $54, really good seat $100 Ottawa seat map

SUMMARY: We'll have to wait and see, won't we?

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Other notes: NHL Seating capacities: Seating capacity of Calgary and Ottawa is 19,000+, Edmonton is 16,839 while MTS Center seats 15,015... guess which price scheme will be closest to ours... i've seen games in Ottawa and Calgary and there are some garbage seats there, only quality here at least... prices MUCH higher at the door... cheapest ticket to a Jets game will be in neighborhood of $35 for standing room only, in my opinion.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Portage & Main May 19, 2011

These videos show what last night was like a little better than what you saw on the major news channels.

More footage. Note that at 0:39 of this clip the crowd is chanting "Burrows, Burrows..." This was the name of the #16(?) bus and also happens to be the name of a Vancouver Canucks player. People usually chanted the name of a bus when it passed (WATT! WATT! WATT! WATT! ...)

Probably my favorite moment. Somehow the whole crowd decided that this guy, who I later heard is named Andy, should give a speech. Everyone hushed down and listened. This is what he had to say:

Gotta sing O Canada! Glorious and BLUE

And I didn't know this but it was my old friend Brad who led the rush out to take the streets.

Pretty good night. Thanks Stephen Brunt. You're always welcome in Winnipeg! Even though you're a Ti-Cats fan.