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Does Evander Kane want to play for the Winnipeg Jets? Based on a recent interview with the forward heard on The TEAM 1040 in Vancouver, the answer to that question is a resounding no.
Though Kane attempts to avoid the question, his answers (and his lack of answers) indicate that he has no long-term interest with the Jets. Here’s the transcript, as seen over on SI.com:
Sekeres and Schaad: Evander do you want to play for the Winnipeg Jets anymore?
Kane: Well, I think, uh, I’m a Winnipeg Jet right now and, um, you know there’s been speculation and rumors for the three years since I got there. You know, we’ll see what happens, and we’ll carry on as if I’m a Winnipeg Jet.
Sekeres and Schaad: There’s not a yes in there, and some Jets fans might say, “Why doesn’t he want to play for us?” or “Why isn’t he absolutely fully on board for playing for us?”…. you’re shaking your finger at me.
Evander Kane: I’m training hard and getting ready for this season, and last summer I didn’t have
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Evander Kane is a member of the Winnipeg Jets, for now at least.
He was asked about his future with the Jets in a Tuesday radio interview with Team 1040 in Vancouver and, and the 22-year-old winger didn’t sound fully committed to the Jets.
Hosts Matt Sekeres and Pete Schaad: Evander do you want to play for the Winnipeg Jets anymore?
Kane: Well, I think, uh, I’m a Winnipeg Jet...
from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press,
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from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,
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