Winnipeg Jets (Atlanta Thrashers), 1999, 16 Seasons
This is the franchise of futility. It started in Atlanta in 1999 who then lost their SECOND NHL hockey team because of bad management and worse attendance. That team never won a Playoff game in their single trip to the playoffs before moving to Winnipeg in 2011 and renamed the Jets.
Winnipeg is an interesting team in that kept Dustin Byfuglien by signing him to a five-year contract last year while trading Andrew Ladd to the Blackhawks. In their five seasons in Winnipeg, they’ve qualified for the Playoffs only once and didn’t win a game during the 2015 playoffs against the Ducks.
The Jets are once again in a rebuilding mode but are only one season removed from the playoffs. They seem further away than closer but at least they are getting a heck of a lot more support from their fans than they ever did in Atlanta.
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