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Why Not Winnipeg?

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

Dale Hawerchuk doesn’t understand why Evander Kane or any young players wouldn’t want to play for the Winnipeg Jets.

In Winnipeg as a guest coach at the Jets development camp, Hawerchuk, the former Jet and current head coach of the OHL's Barrie Colts says the place he made home for the first nine years of his NHL career remains an attractive destination, from what he can tell.

“As an organization you do your best to get your players to love it,” Hawerchuk said. “My short time being around here, they do everything first-class. So I do’t know why players wouldn’t love it.”


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Primis's avatar

Winnipeg is Edmonton with no winning tradition.  Or a tradition of even being able to stay afloat.

Hawerchuk either knows this already, or is bliiiiiiiiind.

Posted by Primis on 07/09/14 at 06:56 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

Could also be because he’s become the whipping boy.  Doesn’t matter what he does or says, he gets excoriated by the media and fans.  He didn’t get this sort of attention in Atlanta.  Maybe he’s sick of it.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 07/09/14 at 07:29 PM ET

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