Tomorrow marks the third all time meeting between the Wild and Jets, since the team returned to Winnipeg. There has just been one previous meeting between the two at Xcel Energy Center, and it was a 4-3 shootout win for the Jets back in February 2012.
But something that has been noticed at Xcel Energy Center during the Jets games (counting the one regular season matchup in 2012 and the preseason tilt last month), is the fact that Wild fans are getting outgunned by the several hundred (or possibly thousand) Jets fans that make their way down to St. Paul.
Jets fans have been loud, whereas Wild fans tend to just sit and do nothing. Now are we really going to allow this? No.
So for those going to the game tomorrow night, here is a guide as to what to do/say when Jets fans get going:
- When Jet fans start chanting "Go Jets Go", DO NOT respond by simply booing. That's the worst comeback...ever. Respond with a chant of "Lets Go Wild". Its not great, but its still better than just booing.
- Jet fans are notorious for heckling the opposition goalie. Return the favor. Start chanting "Paaaaaaaavelec! Paaaaaaaavelec!" at their goaltender (assuming Pavelec is starting for Winnipeg). Otherwise, you will just have Jet fans chanting "Haarrrrrrding! Haarrrrrrding!" tomorrow night. And who wants to see the home team's goalie get heckled like that?
- Don't just sit there and do nothing. Yell when there is a hit. Cheer for a good save. Just make noise throughout the game! And please for the love of god do not yell "SHOOOOOOT!" when the Wild are on the power play. My god people that is annoying.
- If you see a Jet fan wearing this jersey, give them a hard time. Selanne did not wear that jersey. He wore this one.
We are the Team of 18,001, residing in the State of Hockey. Lets freaking act like it.
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