The Four remaining Jets for the 2010-11 season are as follows:
- Shane Doan – Phoenix Coyotes
- Teemu Selanne – Anaheim Ducks
- Nikolai Khabibulin – Edmonton Oilers
- Kris Draper – Detroit Red Wings
From Paul Friesen of The Toronto Sun
It’s a club whose membership has been closed for 15 years, its ranks, like veterans from the world wars, dwindling.
A year ago it was Teppo Numminen dropping out.
This year, Keith Tkachuk scratched his name from the list.
Next year, perhaps the greatest of them all may follow, disappearing into the sunset, taking with him one more piece of history.
“I think about it all the time,” Teemu Selanne said. “Almost every day. I tell the stories to my younger teammates.”
Stories that must sound like fairy-tales to their fresh ears.
A rookie scoring 76 goals? Ridiculous.
Soon, no players will be around to tell these stories. Stories about a team on the Canadian prairie that would electrify its fans one night, drive them to despair the next — and break their hearts in the end.
Just four former Winnipeg Jets are still playing in the NHL, scattered across the continent like seeds in a southern Manitoba wind.
You’ll find them in Anaheim, where Selanne was traded during The Last Season; in Phoenix, where Shane Doan still toils with the same hard-luck franchise; in Edmonton, where goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin hangs on; and in Detroit, where Kris Draper continues to fight off Father Time.
“I was wondering who the fourth guy was,” Khabibulin said. “It’s amazing there are still four guys that are playing.”
Read More here: Winnipeg Jets A Dying Breed
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