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Bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets waves to well-wishers in a hotel window after a victory parade on May 28, 1976 in Winnipeg. Thousands lined an eight-block stretch along Portage Ave., in a tribute to the Jets, who defeated the defending champion Houston Aeros to capture the World Hockey Association championship in a four-game sweep.

The Canadian Press

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Members of the Winnipeg Jets including captain Lars-Erik Sjoberg, center right, and Jimmy Mann, center left, pose for a team photo with the Avco Cup after the Jets beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-3 to capture the final WHA championship four games to two in Winnipeg in this May 20, 1979 photo.

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Serge Savard and Toronto Maple Leaf John Anderson chase the puck in the Jet end on Jan. 27, 1982, in Toronto.

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OCTOBER 3, 1983 -- CALGARY, ALBERTA -- Winnipeg Jets Paul Maclean celebrates his goal on the Calgary Flames with teammate Dale Hawerchuk in the first period on Oct. 3, 1983.

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Edmonton Oilers' Glenn Anderson is stopped by Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Brian Hayward during NHL action in Edmonton, Feb.27, 1983.

The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets loyal fans create a sea of white and deafening spirit at the beginning of their last playoff game in the Winnipeg arena, on April 23, 1996. The Jets play the Detroit Red wings in their first round of playoffs.

Dave Buston/The Canadian Press

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