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SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 31: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets is congratulated after stoppoing the final shot by the Florida Panthers during the shoot out on October 31, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Jets defeated the Panthers 4-3 in a shoot out. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Well hey there Jets fans!

I'm TJCAPS and I will be joining this fine and astute group of bloggers at Arctic Ice Hockey as your current correspondent for post-game recaps.

I was brought up by parents who instilled the importance of introducing oneself, so before I begin to formally write for the blog, I just wanted to give you a quick overview of who I am and what I'm about.  Once completed, you may begin mocking my writing mercilessly.

I was born and raised on the Canadian Prairies and grew up as a lover of all things hockey and more importantly, all things Jets.

Teemu Selanne, Alex Zhamnov and Tie Domi were my boyhood idols and I was fortunate enough to see the original version of the Winnipeg Jets a handful of times before they were whisked away to a warmer climate.


"It was the best of times, it was the BLURST of times!?"

Though the Jets were gone, the memories would last a lifetime.

After the departure of the Jets, I became a devout Washington Capitals fan (boo!) from their Stanley Cup run of '98 until the present day.

They were a team that won over my heart for two reasons:

1) As a 12 year old, it was my opinion that they had the "coolest" jerseys in the league.

2) Joe Juneau. Joe was my favorite player behind Teemu back in the day for reasons I still cannot explain. I licked batteries as a kid so what more would you expect!?

I have since followed them through good and bad (mostly bad) and in 2008/09 got the urge to create a Caps-centric blog called Fear The Weagle. Unfortunately, I could not keep it afloat all alone as the output was too demanding and scholastic commitments started to take up most of my free time.

Now that the Jets have returned to Winnipeg, there is a buzz about this city that is undeniable. I find myself getting swept up in the daily grind of roster shake-ups and injury updates and have felt that passion for writing about hockey returning to me with each passing day.

I am beyond excited to be given the opportunity to voice my two cents to this blog and join the Arctic Ice Hockey family.

Look for for more of my work after Jets games where I will laud/eviscerate find a happy medium in critiquing their performance while giving you my personal thoughts on the game.

You can also follow me on Twitter @TJCAPS for more daily musings if that tickles your fancy.

All the best and GO JETS GO!

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