Winnipeg Jets: A Fan's Guide For Who to Hate During the 2011-2012 NHL Season

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Winnipeg Jets: A Fan's Guide For Who to Hate During the 2011-2012 NHL Season
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The last time an NHL team named the Winnipeg Jets skated in a game, they played in what is now the Western Conference.

When the new Jets take the ice against Montreal this week, it will be in the Eastern Conference.  

This will present Winnipeg fans with some new enemies. 

The NHL most likely will move the Jets back to the West after this season, but for this one year the Jets will stay in the East and play in the Southeast division.  

Let that sink in to your mind, geographically, for a second. 

Since Jets fans should already have a strong hatred for a teams like Edmonton, and obviously Phoenix, this season will be strange.

Strange as in, “let’s get pumped up for the Florida Panthers to come to town” kind of strange.  

Jets fans have been out of the loop for a while, so here is a guide to the villains of the Eastern Conference.  

Is this immature? Unnecessary?  

Probably, but since when has maturity or reason ever played a role in being a hockey fan? 

So, who do you hate in the Eastern Conference?

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