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from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press,
It was less than a week ago when Evander Kane went public with a plea for more "FU" in the Winnipeg Jets' game -- the not-so-subtle suggestion he and his teammates needed to play with a little more edge, a little more anger and a little more desperation.
What they served up in Sunday night's 3-1 stinker to the Nashville Predators in front of a sold out-but-bored-stiff MTS Centre crowd could best be described as way more P-U than FU.
Yes, as the old saying goes, Claude Noel & Co. won't need to watch the game tape to smell this one.
"We have to face reality: the way we play, we can't be a success," said goaltender Ondrej Pavelec. "We have to find a way to start winning games. The way we play, all season long pretty much, it's not a way we can be successful. We have to change something and we have to change something now.
"We have said so many times that if we want to win...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jets rookie defenseman Jacob Trouba is going on the injured list, and defenseman Adam Pardy is coming up from the AHL to replace him on the roster.
The moves were announced on Saturday.
The 19-year-old Trouba was injured Friday in Winnipeg's 4-3 shootout victory over St. Louis when he crashed into the boards when he missed a hit on Blues defenseman Jordan Leopold.
As he was...
For the impending mess he joined for the weekend you can at least tip your cap to Winnipeg Jets defenceman Adam Pardy and say he pulled the rope in the right direction.
The 29-year-old from Bonavista N.L. was called up Saturday in the wake of injuries to Jacob Trouba and Mark Stuart and played his first NHL game of the season Sunday in the 3-1 loss to Nashville.
On the third pairing...
Claude Noel knows that if things don’t change soon his own job may very well be in jeopardy.
On a day that saw the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets conduct team and individual meetings Noel gave an honest assessment of where things stand with his team.
“The problem right now is that we’re trying to put skill ahead of work — we’ve got it backwards” said Noel whose club...
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,
On a day that saw the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets conduct team and individual meetings, Noel gave an honest assessment of where things stand with his team.
“The problem right now is that we’re trying to put skill ahead of work — we’ve got it backwards,” said Noel, whose club rounds out a six-game homestand against the Washington...
Evander Kane provided the pre-game speech and the third-period spark.
The Winnipeg Jets winger ignited a comeback from 3-1 down against St. Louis Friday night with his fourth goal of the season.
And while it was a bit of a ping-pong job bouncing off at least one St. Louis stick on its way past Brian Elliott it did the job the Jets stopping the bleeding and collecting a critical...
Carter Hutton stopped 37 of 38 shots to lead the Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Here are five things, three stars and highlights from the game...