The Jets’ gap to playoff-quality teams is clear. What does coaching have to do with it? – The athlete

The regular season is almost over and with it are the Jets’ playoff hopes. Over the next three weeks there will be hand-wringing over individual performances, wasted points and missed opportunities.

Today we are talking about coaching.

Winnipeg’s coaching lets the team down.

It’s been shouted out by NHL broadcasters, including Craig Button, who called the Jets’ defense “terrible” amid a TSN tirade earlier this year. It was mentioned indirectly by opposing coaches, such as after a game when Boston’s Bruce Cassidy was talking about Winnipeg giving up too many slot shots.

On Friday night, after Winnipeg lost 6-1 to Florida, the Jets followed the Panthers’ lead in carving their own game apart using words instead of ready-made checks.

“We didn’t come ready to play. Our line goes out in the first two shifts and we’re rated, and that’s just not good enough,” said Nikolaj Ehlers. “With the position we’re in, you can’t do that. They’re obviously a great team and we weren’t good today. With a team like that buzzing in their own building, they will take advantage of a team that isn’t playing right.”

The Jets haven’t played “right” all season.

They were an inconsistent but slightly above-average team under Paul Maurice, stitched by special teams while hovering just over 50 percent on shots and expected goals with even strength.

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