The Winnipeg Jets Officially Return

The 80's version of the Jets logo.

Tonight when the NHL Draft takes place in St. Paul Minnesota it is expected that the Winnipeg franchise will reveal its name. When the team goes up to the podium to announce their selection, 7th overall, it is at that time they are expected to announce that their team name will be indeed the Winnipeg Jets!

This for a lot of hockey fans is exciting to see but there still will be no jersey unveiled at this time.

Jets logo from the 90's.

Director of Corporate Communications for True North Scott Brown recently visited us on Athlete’s Angle (check out the media player below to catch the entire interview) and talked about how there would be no jersey or logo in time for the draft.

So the debate begins, again. Do they go old school and keep the logo they donned in the ’90’s or do they come up with an updated version?

Give us your thoughts and check out the Scott Brown interview below.

A possible Jets logo for the upcoming 2011-12 season.


3 responses to “The Winnipeg Jets Officially Return

  1. I’m not going to lie I was hoping for a name change. I think this team needed its own identity and it wasn’t going to get that by being called the Jets. Look at other cities that lost and regained teams non of them kept the name. Minnesota, Atlanta, and Colorado went for the fresh new start. But then again maybe that’s just me.

  2. I think you’re looking way too much into a name. Jets apparel has sold like crazy in Winnipeg since the move to Phoenix and by naming the franchise the Jets they get instant recognition league wide.

    Go Jets Go!

  3. I just like the idea of the True North Group starting their own thing here. For me, there are quite a few negative connotations that hang around the Jets name. The biggest being that the owner who moved the Jets from Winnipeg maintained the licences for the logos and name. So, while Winnipeg was outraged that this guy moved their team to Phoenix, Winnipeggers continued to line his pockets.

    All that being said, it’s not the worst thing in the world to keep Jets.

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