Apr 22, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel on the bench during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. The Jets beat the Sabres 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
The franchise has only made the playoffs once (when they were in Atlanta), and now the shift to a new conference won’t make things a whole lot easier. They are still lacking that true marquee player, although they have quietly built a team that is no pushover with talented players like Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien. They are still a couple of years away from making some noise, however.