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Noel part of the Jets' problems?

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08:21 AM ET 03.07 | Winnipeg's upcoming stretch of games, beginning Thursday night, may wind up defining Claude Noel as a head coach -- particularly after what he said in the wake of Tuesday's dispiriting loss to Florida. "The disappointing thing for me is, to me, we can get this thing done and we keep putting something in our way and that's the problem," Noel said. "That's what I can't wrap my head around." Noel's choice of words should be a red flag. If he believes the team is good enough to make the playoffs but he can't get the most out of them, he's admitting that coaching is part of the problem. ... Nobody was pointing fingers publicly but it was clear no one brought out the best in those 18 players when their best was needed. When he looks in the mirror, Noel will see the only person who can do that.

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March 7, 2013  09:04 AM ET

So far whatever combo Noel has tried with his forwards has failed to produce consistent results.He doesn't like to talk No. 1 or No. 2 lines he has publicly stated he'll leave it to others to make that call, but this season it would be pretty hard for anyone to pick one over the other.Come on collectively, Wheeler, Kane and Jokinen are a over -15. It hasn't even helped in the kind of team-wide approach to discipline and defence Noel has been preaching. Good luck Jets on finding a solution.

March 7, 2013  09:06 AM ET

How long before the Jets move to Atlanta?

March 7, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Everytime I see Noel talking on TSN post-game, it hurts. He really needed to take a media relations course before becoming a NHL head coach.

maybe he's just afraid?

a Noel Coward, if you please....

March 7, 2013  09:13 AM ET

You know you've hit rock bottom when you get spanked by my kittens.

March 7, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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How long before the Jets move to Atlanta?

Tucson.................to cut travel costs for the Coyotes.

March 7, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Tucson.................to cut travel costs for the Coyotes.

Who own da Jets?

March 7, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Who own da Jets?

Ownze.................ownze..........WHO OWNZE DA JETS? Apparently Paul Newman's estate.

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March 7, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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maybe he's just afraid?

a Noel Coward, if you please....

Maybe it's time for the Second Noel.

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March 7, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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Maybe it's time for the Second Noel.

To far away from Xmas for that to happen but we are getting close to Easter, maybe he can resurrect his career somewhere else, maybe Toronto is looking for a new scout after Burke went to the Ducks.......

March 7, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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Maybe it's time for the Second Noel.

well, I guess what he doesn't noel CAN hurt him?

March 7, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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well, I guess what he doesn't noel CAN hurt him?

I wonder if he knows noel is an anagram of Leon?

March 7, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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Ownze.................ownze..........WHO OWNZE DA JETS? Apparently Paul Newman's estate.

Reggie Dunlop..."Old Time Hockey"

March 7, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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Maybe it's time for the Second Noel.

Is there a grassy noel involved?

March 7, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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Is there a grassy noel involved?

I noel nothing....nothing.

March 7, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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Is there a grassy noel involved?

still a mystery. After all, one nevers noels, does one?

 
March 7, 2013  10:30 AM ET

the biggest part of their problem is that they're just not good. like the rest of their awful division.

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