Preparations are being made to celebrate the Jets season opener, but rumors of a certain Canadian band participating in the ceremonies isn’t going down well with a Winnipeg columnist.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Gary Lawless and Ed Tait reported sources saying the upcoming season’s debut on October 6th will include a live network broadcast launch “from The Forks” on opening night as part of “NHL Face-Off”, which kicks off a four-day build-up to the Jets home opener against Montreal on Sunday, October 9th.

” Word is the party in Winnipeg will include a “major Canadian concert act,” with one of the bands rumoured to be Nickelback.”

Rob Williams and Bartley Kives, however, are hoping Nickelback won’t be part of the Face Off festivities.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m not a fan of Nickelback, but the kids seem to like ’em.  Ah well, whatever happens, folks in Winnipeg are more excited about the actual debut of their beloved Jets than the musical act which will be part of the build-up to it four days prior.