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Stunned Jets know they're next to go

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07:38 AM ET 01.13 | A shakeup within the front office has players in Winnipeg looking in the mirror. [Jets] centre Olli Jokinen is well aware of who goes next. "Now it's up to the players," the 35-year-old veteran said Sunday morning at MTS Iceplex after Claude Noel got the pink slip. "It's up to each guy here. The ownership and management made a change, and now it's up to us to get the job done. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know what's going to happen next if things don't go well. The players are going to get shipped out." It was a morose dressing room at MTS Iceplex on Sunday morning, as several members of the Jets were trotted out one by one to discuss the firing of Noel and assistant Perry Pearn. The theme was embarrassment and responsibility.

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Andrew Ladd, Icon Sports Andrew Ladd, Icon Sports
January 13, 2014  09:22 AM ET

Stunned? The Jets stunned? I know it's OK in the NFL but, isn't that illegal in the NHL?

January 13, 2014  09:27 AM ET

So maybe a couple of them will actually try to win a game or two. . . . . .Maybe?

January 13, 2014  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So maybe a couple of them will actually try to win a game or two. . . . . .Maybe?

Let the sale begin! Lots of bargain basement prices for all the useless discards. They might want to have a garage sale too but, that'll have to wait till mosquito season.

January 13, 2014  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Stunned? The Jets stunned? I know it's OK in the NFL but, isn't that illegal in the NHL?

Like the players didn't see this one coming?

January 13, 2014  09:47 AM ET
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Like the players didn't see this one coming?

Agreed. The players did everything in their power to make it happen. Just like in Toronto.

January 13, 2014  10:25 AM ET
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Like the players didn't see this one coming?

Olli keeps his bag packed.

January 13, 2014  10:38 AM ET

The theme was embarrassement and responsibility? That's quite the theme, I wonder if each interview started with a spanking?

January 13, 2014  10:47 AM ET
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Olli keeps his bag packed.

Olli appears Fin-ished.

January 13, 2014  10:55 AM ET

Just in time for them to collective bond together, put forth a team effort and knock the Leafs out of playoff contention on Apr 5th. ;-)

January 13, 2014  10:56 AM ET
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Olli keeps his bag packed.

Maybe third time's a charm in Calgary?

January 13, 2014  11:15 AM ET

Twelve points out of a playoff spot - maybe there'll be one trade, but don't hold yer breath. Could be big, could be small - but with Chevy and these owners, unless it's an offer they can't turn down - they'll just quietly get rid of the player, or two, that don't want to play here, and want to go wherever they want to play - then they'll take whatever they can get - the Fehr, Oduya, Santorelli, Glass method - most cases nothing, for not much anyway. Most of this team likes most of what they've got here - but no-one thinks Ondrej is a #1, at present - he's just plain lost the thread in the rebound and covering wot goes through the crease department. It ain't possible to slot him back to the minors for the rest of the year without probably loosing him, so being an add-on in a trade is a distinct possibilty.

January 13, 2014  11:46 AM ET
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Maybe third time's a charm in Calgary?

Why the heck not at this point ?

January 13, 2014  12:00 PM ET
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The theme was embarrassement and responsibility? That's quite the theme, I wonder if each interview started with a spanking?

That would make girls hockey interesting!

January 13, 2014  01:17 PM ET

I'm surprised they'd even act stunned. Noel isn't my favorite.......now he doesn't have to be!

 
January 13, 2014  04:00 PM ET
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I'm surprised they'd even act stunned. Noel isn't my favorite.......now he doesn't have to be!

With all his NHL experience (sic)??

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