Jets tired of missing NHL post-season

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice signals to his players during a game against the Phoenix...

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice signals to his players during a game against the Phoenix Coyotes in Winnipeg Monday, January 13, 2014. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:02 AM ET

Are the Winnipeg Jets ready to stand up and be counted?

A good chunk of this core group has yet to get a taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs, either as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers or the Jets and, with 22 games left in the regular season and Winnipeg just two points below the playoff line, this looks like their best chance to do so.

“We put ourselves into a position where we can control our own destiny and play our way in there. For us, that’s what we’re looking forward to most,” said Jets forward Evander Kane. “We definitely don’t want to be at the end of the season and talking about the same stuff as the past four years. For me and a lot of guys, (missing the playoffs) is something we’re sick and tired of and hopefully we can show that on the ice.”

This is not to suggest for one second that it will be an easy road for the Jets.

 


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