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Jets Coach Tells It Like It Is

from Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun,

If you think you’re a frustrated fan of the Winnipeg Jets, try being their coach.

Claude Noel is no longer Mr. Nice Guy. The honeymoon is over. The bench boss’ frustration level has reached new peaks after Thursday’s dismal 5-2 home loss to the Florida Panthers, which was Winnipeg’s fourth setback in a row.

“I’m a pretty black-and-white, up front guy. So this is what we are,” Noel said after Friday morning’s practice at MTS Centre. “We’ve spoken to each other, and this is what we’ve said, and right now this is unacceptable. This is not what we’re going to be about moving forward. You may think this is what we are, but it’s not going to get shaped this way. This is not going to go. This is not what I want, and this will not be the representation that we’re getting. It will get going in the right direction.”


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Red Winger's avatar

Yeah, that was a shitty loss to Florida.

But would anyone have been surprised if I would have told you in August that the Jets would be 5-8-3 on November 11?

Overall, that record is very close to where I believe this team should be.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/11/11 at 07:23 PM ET

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