February 19, 2013
Time for Winnipeg Jets to get out of Dodge
By PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

Blake Wheeler admits the Jets are bogged down by all the negativity over their losing streak. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

Maybe this time it’s best if the Winnipeg Jets just get out of town.

The morning after a 3-2 loss to Boston, their third loss in a row and fourth straight at home, winger Blake Wheeler acknowledged things are getting depressing around here.

“What’s happened with our team, we’re just so bogged down by all the negativity,” is how Wheeler began, Monday. “There’s so much negativity. We feel it... and it’s deserving. When you lose games that’s kind of the way it goes.

“But the biggest problem is not that we’re not trying... we’re just suffocating ourselves with all the expectations.”

Wheeler made it clear he wasn’t complaining about all the complaints. Or about having to answer daily questions in a voracious Canadian market.

“We’re supposed to be held accountable. That’s the way the media works and the way coaches work,” he said. “You guys may write it in the paper, but we’re already thinking it.”


And therein lies the problem, No. 26 says.


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