Winnipeg Jets best players not getting job done

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates Evander Kane (9) and forward Mark Scheifele during NHL play at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:18 PM ET

The captain says he’s not playing consistently enough.

The goal scorer who was acquired in the off-season hasn’t dented the twine in 17 games and received a grand total of five and a half minutes of ice time on Tuesday night.

It’s unclear who the No. 1 goaltender is because the starter’s stats are nowhere near as good as the backup’s numbers.

The big defenceman who gobbles up the minutes turns the puck over too often and blows defensive assignments, yet he hasn’t been reprimanded with less ice time or press box seats from the head coach like other guilty parties have.

The head coach, meanwhile, said he needs to look in the mirror, assess the situation and figure out the problem. Yes, this is a recording.

It’s difficult to think of a time when things have been this bleak for the Winnipeg Jets since they came to the Manitoba capital more than two and a half years ago. The reason the situation is so dire right now is because they’re not getting better. In


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