As talk ramps up of a return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg, many of us are waxing poetic of the Jets teams we had in the 80's and 90's. Illegal Curve is unveiling a new feature entitled Alumni Interviews, which will bring you Q & A's with various Winnipeg Jets alumni. Our first interview in this series is with one of the most memorable members of the Jets throughout the 1980's, Moose Jaw Saskatchewan's Doug Smail.
He played over ten seasons with the Winnipeg Jets from 1980/81 until the 1990/91 season when he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars. He came to the Jets undrafted from the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux where he played 3 years in the WCHA, ending his collegiate career with the 1980 Frozen Four tournament. He helped the Sioux win the National Championship (breaking a 17 year drought), as they won the Tournament with a 5-2 victory over Northern Michigan University.
One of my favorites growing up was Peter Sullivan, the original #10 of the NHL Jets, him and Zhamnov were the only ones besides Ducky to wear it for a significant amount of time. My brother was in the same class as his daughter, so I always wondered what happened to him.
Last Edit: May 27, 2011 21:08:09 GMT -5 by donmaximo
TheDeuce: HF crowd coming back for the memories???
Jun 16, 2017 9:26:26 GMT -5
DowntownBooster: Great site to visit again but I wish we could still post here!
Jun 16, 2017 15:56:42 GMT -5
TheDeuce: Does anyone know where the legendary Simpsons thread is?
Jun 16, 2017 16:35:13 GMT -5
Comrade Fox: stalin did nothing wrong, free the thrashers, cheveldayoff is a scrub
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c: Darren did a great job
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kenas10: Go Jets Go! Here we are 7 years later starting the Conference Finals against the Las Vegas Knights! I'm still a season ticket holder, have been since day 1. I was KennyS and was on the forum the whole time!! Blast reading all of this. Go Jets Go!
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