Winnipeg Jets News – 2013 Jets Hockey Updates
7/29/13 - The Winnipeg Jets are no longer part of the Southeast Division. The NHL realignment sent the Jets from the East to the West. A move to the Central Division should allow for some new geographical rivalries. One must-see NHL game this season
on the Winnipeg Jets schedule is Winnipeg Jets vs. Phoenix Coyotes (former Jets) on January 13.
As part of the Southeast Division, the Jets (what an appropriate name) rack up many miles to play their Divisional opponents; in fact, they lead the Eastern Conference in total miles traveled this season. With the shortened NHL season, it becomes even more important to win on the road — something the Jets have not been able to do well in the past. Lucky for Jets hockey fans who like to travel or may be displaced, Jets away tickets are just $109, about one-third the cost of Winnipeg Jets tickets at MTS Centre
Jets tickets are in such high demand that when the team began selling Winnipeg season tickets in 2011 (in preparation for their move), they sold out minutes after going on sale to the general public. Winnipeg has embraced the teams return from Atlanta and it seems as if the NHL
made the right decision in moving the team. Winnipeg Jets tickets were the most expensive in the League averaging $342 prior to the season's start. Behind the Tampa Bay Lightning
, the Winnipeg Jets saw the largest percentage increase in the price of tickets since last year (+83%).
The Winnipeg Jets schedule may be tough but if the team can overcome some inconsistencies on the road, they still have a chance to win the Southeast Division. The Jets currently sit 2 points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes
and are in the Division lead.