Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast – Tin Foil Hats, on the Winnipeg Jets core, the Montreal Canadiens and Pierre-Luc Dubois.
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Marek: “Winnipeg Jets. Tough loss Saturday towards the Los Angeles Kings, 4-1 is the ultimate. I need to get Lizzotte and Morrissey in a pair seconds, however you talked about this Saturday on Hockey Night, man that could be a actually troublesome loss for Winnipeg, however, your ideas on the way forward for the Winnipeg Jets core.
Friedman: “I noticed tweets about Rick Bowness’s quotes after the sport after which we confirmed them on the finish of the present and oftentimes I feel whenever you learn one thing and also you see one thing, they’ll come throughout two other ways, Jeff.
Honestly, after I learn them, I stated, ‘wow, that’s fairly harsh.’ however after I noticed them, I used to be suppose, ‘nah, you know what, he’s delivering them actually calmly, very matter of factly about shedding to the Kings.’
- Bowness: “Top guys, they got to score. We need some goals from them. That’s just stating the obvious … fight through it. fight through it. Whatever they throw at you, fight through it”
Look, we talked about Keefe and his frustration with the Maple Leafs, Bowness has been fairly clear about his frustration with the Jets and I ought to point out, it was Scott Billeck he had the change with final week about motivation, it wasn’t Sean Reynolds, I misinterpret Sean’s tweet. I wish to blame Sean Reynolds for this error as a result of that’s what I do, I voice blame on different folks, however it wasn’t Sean’s fault, I misinterpret his textual content.”
Marek: “Fingers are for pointing.”
Friedman: “Fingers are for pointing. Very good Jeff.
But, do you not get the sense right here that the Jets core that had an excellent run collectively and had loads of promise, we’re simply attending to the tip of it. And a part of it’s contracts.
(Pierre-Luc) Dubois has a 12 months left and everyone knows how he feels. (Blake) Wheeler’s received a 12 months left. (Mark) Schefiele’s received a 12 months left. Sometimes it’s a mix of the group had a run and so they represented the Jets extraordinarily properly, however typically it involves the tip due to your report. Sometimes it involves the tip due to the contracts.
Paul Maurice, he actually protected that group. Not a lot Dubois as a result of Dubois got here later, however Wheeler, Schefiele. He mainly stated these are the fellows I belief. These are the fellows I just like the tone they set. I like how dedicated they’re to doing work. Like, they’re my guys.
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With Bowness, it definitely doesn’t come throughout that approach. That’s one of many causes that Bowness was introduced in, was to alter the way in which that the construction was and problem gamers a little bit bit extra.
And I simply have a look at this, and the way in which this 12 months goes, You and I’ve talked about it, they preserve pulling away after which they let everyone again in. They draw back and so they let everyone again in. Well now, they’ve type of let everyone again in once more, and I simply surprise if we’re seeing the tip of this group.
I feel the Jets have talked to the Canadiens on and off about Dubois. Is there a way, we all know that Dubois’ going to finish up there 95 p.c? Is there a way we make a deal so the Canadiens get him earlier, we get one thing we wish. I feel they’ve talked about that however they haven’t been in a position to make the deal.
With Schefiele, you’ve received to mainly resolve, are you re-signing him or is he re-signing or do you progress him elsewhere?
Like I stated, these guys represented Winnipeg laborious. They talked up Winnipeg when lots of people had been uncertain. Do we actually need to go there? We’ve talked about how Cheveldayoff has a troublesome job than loads of different GMs as a result of there’s not place that has much less of a pool of gamers obtainable to it than the Jets do.
I’m this and saying, ‘boy, this could be an end of an era with the Jets.’
Marek: “Yes, after which I feel a part of the dialog revolves round when was the start of the tip? This goes to take much more pondering from me, however my knee-jerk is, it started when Dustin Byfuglien left. And that it was marching in the direction of this finally. All groups, the core of each workforce so of marches to its personal demise in some unspecified time in the future, I simply suppose the start of the tip was shedding Dustin Byfuglien.
Friedman: “I agree with that.”
Marek: “And now here was are and we’re at the point where you do have to start to make the decisions and try and get something to build this team back up because as we have talked about, it’s challenging to populate a roster with elite level players if you’re Kevin Cheveldayoff. ”
Friedman: “You know I received to inform you one thing Jeff, I agree with you on that. Byfuglien appears to me the type of man that you understand there’s at all times, whenever you go to work and it’s actually critical on a regular basis, Byfuglien appears to me the type of man, he doesn’t do every part the way in which everyone else does it, however he will get there it’s hilarious. ‘
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Marek: “Ya, and we’ve had lots of people, simply in our personal instance, we’ve had lots of people we’ve labored with which have made it actually enjoyable to return to work. I feel, what number of occasions can we sit within the inexperienced room and chortle with Doug MacLean or with Brian Burke or whomever?
You want that I feel in each office. I do know it’s your job and your obligation to go to work, you’re being paid and that’s the settlement, however there are just a few individuals who make it enjoyable to go to work and I feel that’s actually helpful.