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Mailbag: Hockey returns to Winnipeg

Updated: October 7, 2011, 10:46 AM ET
By Craig Custance

In just one night of hockey, we learned so much. Last night, Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer buried a shaky preseason. Jaromir Jagr looks as if he's ready to form a lethal duo with Claude Giroux. The Matt Cooke transformation is off to a good start. And Tyler Seguin is ready to produce in his second year.

This weekend, highlighted by a 13-game Saturday, should be even better. These three weekend storylines are grabbing attention:

1. Hockey returns to Winnipeg. The Jets host the Canadiens at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, and the party has already started in Winnipeg. On paper, the Jets don't look like a playoff team, so the franchise may have to lean on the energy produced by the fans to find its way. If the Jets can feed off the city, it will be interesting. We should get a good idea Sunday.

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