Like their fans, Jets spinning their wheels

Al Montoya deflects away a shot on net in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche on...

Al Montoya deflects away a shot on net in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night in Denver. Head coach Claude Noel won't say whether Montoya will be in net Tuesday when the Jets host the Buffalo Sabres. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

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, Last Updated: 12:04 AM ET

 

You don't always see the personality of a hockey team reflect the city it's based in, but the Winnipeg Jets right now are bang-on.

Midway through their third season in the Great White North, the Jets are spinning their wheels on long patches of ice, their progress measured not so much by a speedometer as with a microscope.

Rocking back and forth, in and out of the ruts, you'd be hard-pressed to say they've advanced at all down that road to respectability.

A two-game win "streak" has placed them right back in that hollow known as mediocrity, the dreaded .500 record.

And while it has players and coaches taking positives into the second half of the season, I'll continue to take a good dollop of skepticism with my morning java. Because we've seen this movie before (Spoiler alert: don't read on if your Zoomies are rose-coloured).

 


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