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Jets Need To Tighten Up Defensively

from Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press,

Can Ondrej Pavelec be more of a difference, many ask?

Will the team's road record improve?

Will Evander Kane shuffle aside all the distractions and remain on the upward production curve?

Is Olli Jokinen just the centrepiece the team was lacking?

Can 19-year-old Mark Scheifele make the jump?

All good questions, but none of them will be relevant without the central improvement the Jets must have.

Their goals-against total in 2011-12, all 246 of them, was in the NHL's bottom five.

If many or all of the above questions were answered in the positive and the 2013 goals-against number stays the same, there is no realistic path for the Jets to the playoffs.

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Savage Henry's avatar

This article is a repeat from every year of the franchise’s history, going back to Atlanta

Posted by Savage Henry on 01/17/13 at 11:46 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Will Evander Kane shuffle aside all the distractions and remain on the upward production curve?

Holy shit… YOU GUYS IN THE WINNIPEG PRESS ARE THE *#$%@& DISTRACTION.

Waiting for the Winnipeg press to drive Evander Kane out of town might be one of my favorite storylines of this upcoming season.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 01/17/13 at 11:55 AM ET

henrymalredo's avatar

Will Evander Kane shuffle aside all the distractions and remain on the upward production curve?

Holy shit… YOU GUYS IN THE WINNIPEG PRESS ARE THE *#$%@& DISTRACTION.

Waiting for the Winnipeg press to drive Evander Kane out of town might be one of my favorite storylines of this upcoming season.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 01/17/13 at 10:55 AM ET

If Kane requests a trade, the Winnipeg press has only themselves to blame for stirring things up.  Kane’s “behavior” wouldn’t even register in an American market.

Posted by henrymalredo from Lansing on 01/17/13 at 02:00 PM ET

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If Kane requests a trade, the Winnipeg press has only themselves to blame for stirring things up.

WHAT?  You don’t get it!!  HE DIDN’T EVEN BOTHER TO SHOW UP SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE TRAINING CAMP BEGAN!!!!! HE’S A CANCER!!!!!!

Posted by Garth on 01/17/13 at 02:20 PM ET

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