February 4, 2013
Jets go back to basics
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (left) blocks a shot by Mark Scheifele during practice at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI AGENCY)

WINNIPEG - There is a Twitter account out there called “Don’t Read Comments.”

Every day it sends out a Tweet saying something to the effect of: Don’t read the comments.

It’s in reference to the postings at the bottom of newspaper stories or on Internet fan boards or even on Twitter itself, where the public can go and vent about anything. That includes the sorry state of the local hockey team.

“There’s a lot of negativity surrounding our situation, and it’s not like it’s not due,” Jets head coach Claude Noel said Sunday. “It’s deserved. I don’t think anybody enjoyed watching what we’ve been doing.”

The Jets, therefore, don’t need to be reminded about just how terrible their three-game road trip last week to Quebec and Florida was. They gave up eight power-play goals and lost the three contests by a combined score of 18-9, so their plan is to look forward to Tuesday’s home game against the Florida Panthers — and not back.



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