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Coach Noel press conference

Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel scrum from MTS IcePlex

Coach Noel audio.

Coach Noel met with the media following today’s practice at the IcePlex.

Coach Noel (December 9, 2013)

Coach NoelUpdate on Evander Kane (Won’t be a player tomorrow).  Thoughts on Chris Thorburn filling in.  Is the team ready to face talented Western Conference teams?  His view of the road trip.  Has John Albert been a surprise (assessment of his play)?  Has the team grown in their understanding of what it takes to win on a consistent basis?  Learning to compete for a full 60 minutes.  What can he do to avoid first game back letdown (Classic response).  Update on Zach Bogosian (bump in the road).  Sitting 18th overall, too early to start to panic?  When he works with the veteran players does he also help them to grow as leaders or does he trust them to take it and run with it?  

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

No(el)table Quote:

Q: What can you do to avoid that first game back letdown?

A:  “Usually you don’t bring it up……”