Since the return of the Winnipeg Jets back in 2011, Jets fans have been known as the loudest, most passionate in the league. Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, John Tortorella and Ryan Miller are some of the players who have been subjected to taunts at MTS Centre.
In the middle of the interview the Dallas Stars forward turned the tables and asked the host.
“Can I ask one question first, why do I get booed there? I think every time I play in Winnipeg I get booed.”
“I just never understood. I went in there this year and I’m like why am I getting booed all the time”
It’s easy to see that the booing is a sign of respect rather than hatred. In five games against the Jets last season, Seguin had six goals and four assists for a total of ten points. Including this game at MTS Centre where the Brampton, ON native had two goals and two assists in a 4-1 win over Winnipeg.
In the past, Eric Staal had used the chants of “Jordan’s Better” as motivation to put the Hurricanes past the Jets. Seguin let fans in on a little secret that the booing motivates him as well.
“I didn’t understand it but I personally do get motivated from it if you guys want a dirty little secret not to boo me next time in Winnipeg. I just never understood it, I was just curious. Sorry I had to ask.”
“I’m not that crazy aggressive of a player, I don’t go around nailing guys from behind or running over goalies, I was just curious what was going on.”
One thing that Andrew “Hustler” Paterson failed to mention during the interview was the “Alarm Clock Incident” back in 2011 when Seguin was a member of the Boston Bruins.