Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 11/15/13
Apparently other teams are sniffing around the Winnipeg Jets' best player, Evander Kane. Recent hub bubs regarding Kane being a "healthy scratch" against the Chicago Blackhawks last week have apparently led to rumors that Kane is unhappy playing under coach Claude Noel. As you may remember, Alex Burmistrov had well-known differences with the coach, and he is currently in the KHL. That's not an option for Kane (his KHL team even sent him home for not "being able to adapt" to KHL play), so the natural next option would be to get him out of Winnipeg. According to The Fourth Period, other teams have called to inquire about Kane.  It would take the Jets a significant offer to part with Kane, who reportedly hasn't seen eye-to-eye with Noel for some time, but the team is believed to be willing to listen, in the event a package comes across their table that is too good to pass up. No one's untouchable when you're the second to last team in the Central Division. The Jets have had problems adapting to the Western Conference so far; perhaps Kane would be happier with a different coach and team back in the East? He has four years remaining on his contract, and he won't come cheap ($4.5 million is due to him this year, $6 million a year the next four years), but getting out of somewhere where he is the constant focal point would probably help.  Whatever is going on there, it's obvious that Noel and Kane don't work together; one of the two is going to wind up leaving the Jets eventually. Check out these quotes from TSN and tell me if this sounds like a player and coach who see eye to eye: “I felt healthy enough to play,” Kane told reporters on Friday. “The definition of a healthy scratch is a healthy player not playing so that was my interpretation. It's pretty obvious that's what it was.”   Noel responded, disputing Kane's claim he was a healthy scratch.   “While I respect Evander for his opinion, for me Evander was a coach's decision,” Noel said. “There is a protocol we follow, and for me it was an injury-related decision. I understand he disagrees. That's his opinion.”   Despite the difference of opinion, Kane said now he's just happy to be back in action with his teammates.   “I'm moving on and happy to be on a line with two other guys and not by myself. I'm happy to be back in the lineup and I guess there is a first time for everything.”   Oh, yeah, nothing to see here.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers in 2016

Rob Gronkowski’s younger brother, Glenn, trying to make NFL as fullback

Michael Bennett fined over $17K for nasty hit on Alex Smith

Cam Cameron battling prostate cancer

RG3 to be held out 1-2 weeks after doctor changes mind

LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout


Carlos Boozer hoping roster spot opens on playoff team

Starting EJ Manuel not a bad idea for Bills’ third preseason game

Tim Beckman fired by Illinois amid mistreatment allegations

Chip Kelly reveals thought process behind Bradford trade

Charles Barkley on ex-agent: ‘I’d blow his damn brains out’

Bryce Harper doesn’t seem to care if Nationals make playoffs

NFL admits communication breakdown in Pats-Saints game

WATCH: TJ Yeldon gets crushed in brutal goal-line collision

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

Jonathan Kraft: Patriots haven’t apologized to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen

Ballmer declines $60M/yr TV deal, could start streaming

Nationals forced to re-issue massive bobblehead order

Jay Gruden would like the media to stop calling him fat

Spieth: New irons the reason for missed cut at Barclays?

Opening Drive: Where have all the great UM tailbacks gone?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Andy Reid perfect play: 'That’s like a good cheeseburger'

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Why NFL preseason games matter

August's winners and losers in sports

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker