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Jets captain Ladd wants to see a Winnipeg Whiteout

Apr 17, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

With the playoffs back in the Jets’ grasp, Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd is being driven by the prospect of stepping out onto MTS Centre ice and getting blinded by the white.

“The whiteout is the most appealing thing, and being a part of where that all started would be, for me, something that would be pretty cool to play in front of,” Ladd said Wednesday, per the Canadian Press.

This is what Ladd’s talking about:

The Winnipeg Whiteout started in the ’80s (inspired by Calgary’s “C of Red”) and migrated to Phoenix when the old Jets franchise moved to the desert in the ’90s.

We looked at the playoff race between the Jets, Rangers and Islanders this morning.

Winnipeg’s next game is Thursday at home to Carolina.

The Jets have won four straight after a five-game losing skid.

  1. bitlrc - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    miss those old jerseys

    • letsgopens8771 - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Just wait a couple more years, man. You’ll see them again when they play outside.

  2. murtdurt - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Calgary’s C of red is still the best

  3. letsgopens8771 - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Wow. Seeing how loud those fans were when all those big names stepped onto the ice (housely, Carlyle). If I were Ladd, I would want to see that too. I think it would be interesting to see the Jets make the Playoffs as well. Means less injuries in our first round win.

  4. malvaren18 - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Go Jets Go

  5. mnwildfan15 - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Now if they would only switch back to home whites it would make more sense.

  6. ludacrish05 - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    As a caps fan, I would like to see them make the playoffs for the city of Winnipeg for finally having hockey back in that city. The fans roar in there

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