Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel pre-game scrum

Posted by David Minuk in Coach Noel press conference,Winnipeg Jets on March 24, 2013 — No Comments

Coach Noel gave his players the day off yesterday to rest them up for tonight’s match-up against division rival Tampa Bay.  He met with the media this morning.

Coach Noel pre-game

Coach NoelComments on firing of coach Boucher.  What was it like when he took over for coach Hitchcock?  Difficult part of coming in when someone has been released.  Did he get a sense players are more energized?  Is there a malaise hitting teams this season?  Managing the players energy (thinking for game vs. playoffs).  Injury updates (Wright – on IR, Stuart – will not be in game, Hainsey – not in game, Enstrom – off IR and in tonight, Peluso – week to week, Slater – week to week, Mario Lemieux – oh we don’t have him).  Optional practice.  Keys to managing injuries.