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Posted: 09/25/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 09/25/2013 6:50 AM | Updates
A couple of weeks ago the Winnipeg Jets christened training camp with some riveting subplots and a handful of questions screaming out for answers.
And what can we say of the Jets today, what with two exhibition games remaining and the regular-season opener less than a week away?
How about this: They remain a club with some riveting subplots and a handful of questions screaming out for answers.
Yes, six exhibition games and a number of on-ice sessions into a camp that began with 58 players has essentially revealed little we didn't already know. All that said, some of the subplots have certainly been percolating.
And so, with the Jets pulling in for a pit stop on Tuesday before the final two pre-season laps, the timing is perfect for a training-camp recap...
He'll likely see some time on the second power-play unit and needs to find his offensive mojo, especially if he's centering two snipers such as Kane and Setoguchi.
Winnipeg now has 27 players in town, including nine defencemen, 15 forwards and three goalies and must whittle that down to 23 players by early next week. Assuming Eddie Pasquale is reassigned, that leaves some players still on the bubble: forwards Chris Thorburn, Anthony Peluso, Eric Tangradi (who is injured) and Patrice Cormier, defencemen Zach Redmond, Paul Postma and Adam Pardy.
"We have to get more of our regulars in... a lot of our guys haven't even played together. We're trying to make sure that guys are healthy and there's a lot of objectives from our standpoint. We'll have played eight games in 14 days (when the pre-season is complete) and we want to make sure we get through the exhibition season and open the season fairly healthy.
"There's a lot of things we need to manage, and one of them is getting our team together and practising a bit and playing together as well. That's coming here this week."
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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 25, 2013 D1
Updated on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:50 AM CDT: Replaces photo, changes headline
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