February 16, 2013
Jets left heart on the ice against Pittsburgh: Coach Noel
By PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

Jets coach Claude Noel got what he was looking for from players — except a win. (RICH POPE/QMI Agency)

WINNIPEG - So that’s what it looks like when a team puts in an honest day’s work.

After looking like they needed a heart transplant against Philadelphia earlier this week, the Jets jolted out of their stupor against Pittsburgh, throwing everything they had at the Penguins for a good part of Friday night.

“That’s really what I was looking for — they left their heart on the ice,” was head coach Claude Noel’s post-game summation.

Trouble is, the scoresheet remained a flatline, the home team on the business end of 3-1 decision.

Noel was the man who’d applied the paddles and yelled “clear!” — his tongue-lashings this week, public and behind closed doors, got his comatose patient’s attention.

Because it was a completely different beast wearing the CF-18 on this night.


“Claude made that pretty clear that he expected better out of us,” Bryan Little said.


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