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The Wednesday Video: The Original Winnipeg Jets

With the new Winnipeg Jets coming into the area to face the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils the next few days, here's a vintage clip of the original Jets from their WHA days. It's a short video recounting their 1978 Avco Cup series (the WHA's equivalent of the Stanley Cup) with the New England Whalers. The old Jets featured one of the great lines in hockey history, called the Hot Line: Bobby Hull, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson. This series was the swan song for Hedberg and Nilsson in Winnipeg, as they jumped to the NHL and joined the Rangers the following season, and they left as heroes who were about to make the city of Winnipeg and the teetering league proud.

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