The Jets remained a factor in the Eastern Conference playoff race until only two weeks before the regular season's conclusion in 2011-2012. Though outmatched from a talent perspective many (most, even) nights, this second iteration of Manitoba's NHL squad fought hard into April, showing the hockey world their determination to make the historic, homecoming season one worth remembering.
Even the Winnipeg fans seemed not content with simply having a team back in town; despite lifting their squad to what was almost certainly the league's biggest home-ice advantage (the team was 23--13--5 at home and 14--22--5 on the road,) Jets fans would, on occasion, let rain down the "boos" at MTS Centre when they felt that the home team was putting forth a disappointing effort.
And yet, despite the occasional jeer from the stands or a lackluster 37--35--10 record at season's end, looking forward to 2012-2013, there is much to cheer about in Winnipeg.
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