Hawerchuk can't see why Kane would want out of Winnipeg

Evander Kane told a Vancouver radio station Tuesday that all he knows is he's a Winnipeg Jet ......

Evander Kane told a Vancouver radio station Tuesday that all he knows is he's a Winnipeg Jet ... for now. (QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:05 PM ET

Dale Hawerchuk doesn’t understand why Evander Kane or any young players wouldn’t want to play for the Winnipeg Jets.

In Winnipeg as a guest coach at the Jets development camp, Hawerchuk, the former Jet and current head coach of the OHL's Barrie Colts says the place he made home for the first nine years of his NHL career remains an attractive destination, from what he can tell.

“As an organization you do your best to get your players to love it,” Hawerchuk said. “My short time being around here, they do everything first-class. So I do’t know why players wouldn’t love it.”

Kane, on a Vancouver radio station, caused a stir yesterday when he played coy about his future with the Jets.

Asked point-blank if he wanted to play for the organization anymore, Kane would only say he was a Jet right now. He also acknowledged the rumors that have dogged him during his time in Winnipeg and said, “we'll see what happens and we'll carry on as if I'm a Winnipeg Jet.”


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