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Jets' future begins at NHL draft

Updated: June 25, 2011, 1:16 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Even before the Edmonton Oilers made Ryan Nugent-Hopkins the first pick in the 2011 draft Friday night, several small groups of fans in the upper reaches of the Xcel Energy Center let loose an unfamiliar cheer:

"Go Jets Go! Go Jets Go!"

Other pockets of fans scattered around the arena picked up the cheer.

Then, as though to remind those in attendance at the draft that the winds of change had once again blown across the Canadian prairie ...

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