Jets players make pact to be more accountable

Evander Kane wants the Jets to be a mean team, to intimidate with speed and physicality. (Kevin...

Evander Kane wants the Jets to be a mean team, to intimidate with speed and physicality. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

BANFF, ALTA. - The Winnipeg Jets have made a verbal pact.

While spending the past three days in a bustling resort doing some team building and getting two intense on-ice workouts in to prepare for Tuesday’s 2013-14 NHL season opener against the Edmonton Oilers, they looked each other in the eye and opened the floor for an important conversation.

This isn’t the kind of deal with the Devil where you sell your soul for one shot at glory, but rather, a real commitment for putting in the required sweat equity that can help the Jets get to point where they become a perennial contender.

“As a group, we came up with ideas about how we want to play and about how we want to handle ourselves every day,” said Jets captain Andrew Ladd. “It’s something we can look back upon throughout the year and say, we talked about this, we agreed upon this and everybody was in. It’s a reminder of what we want to become and how we want to play.


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