From Jim Bender of the Winnipeg Sun:
The man who paved the way for the NHL to come to Winnipeg has yet to take in a Jets game at the MTS Centre.Here's the full story.
“They haven’t invited me,” Winnipeg Jets legend Bobby Hull said Friday. “They didn’t have a ticket for me (Thursday) night.”
Then he laughed with that familiar gravelly voice heard so often after he signed a $1 million contract with the Jets that legitimized the upstart World Hockey Association. That, of course, led to the first go-round of the NHL Jets.
“I think maybe what happened back when the NHL was locked out, we were trying to get another WHA going and we came into Winnipeg and wanted to get an audience with the people who own the team now and the building and they wouldn’t meet with us,” said Hull, who is in town with former Jets teammate Ulf Nilsson to promote the Amadeus Steen Foundation.
“I guess when something like that happens, it’s like, ‘To hell with you and to hell with the rest of you.’”