Winnipeg Jets: 10 Best Players of All Time

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Winnipeg Jets: 10 Best Players of All Time
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True North Sports and Entertainment made it official Tuesday afternoon when they announced that they had purchased the Atlanta Thrashers and would be relocating the troubled franchise to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This announcement sparked wild celebration in Winnipeg and muted outrage amongst Atlanta's five hockey fans.

For the folks in Winnipeg the move marks the return of the NHL for the first time since the 1996 season.  After that season the Jets moved to Phoenix to be reborn as the Coyotes.

There is no official word yet as to whether the new Winnipeg team will reclaim the name Jets, although commissioner Gary Bettman indicated the name was free to use if wanted.

With that in mind, what better time to look back at the Winnipeg Jets first go-around and rank the top ten players to play for them.

This list will include guys who played for the Jets when they were in the rival WHA before being absorbed into the NHL.

As always, any omissions or snubs can be pointed out in the comments section.

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