THE CANADIAN PRESS
WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd says with a lockout-shortened NHL season on the horizon, a good start is more important than ever.
Their first season in Winnipeg saw the Jets stumble out of the gate, struggle to get to .500 and miss the playoffs.
As the relocated Atlanta Thrashers prepare for their second season, they know time isn’t on their side.
Ladd says they will have to cope mentally with a schedule that could see teams playing every other day.
The schedule hasn’t been released yet.
But the Jets were busy painting the logos and lines on the ice at the MTS Centre Tuesday as players continued to arrive in town.