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October 30, 2013 | 10:49am ET
Jets frustrated, changes coming?
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Sitting 12th in the Western Conference and having won just three of their last 10 games, the Jets are becoming more and more aggravated with each passing day.

The team continues to play with inconsistency and is looking to score more in order to win more hockey games.

"What can you say? Our players are frustrated. We're frustrated," Jets coach Claude Noel told the Winnipeg Free Press. "We're finding ways to lose games. We gave ourselves an opportunity to win the game (on Tuesday night). The frustrating part is this is back-to-back games now where we've found ways to lose the game. This is not an easy building to win in and we knew that (St. Louis') power play was strong and that was one of the keys to the game: keep them off the power play. And we gave them five power plays and late in the game.

"It's just a different way to find a way to lose on a trip that could have been decent for us. It turns out we just added more frustration to our play."

The players are equally frustrated, knowing that they need to turn in a better performance each night if they want to compete for a playoff spot this season.

"We've got to score. I've got to score," Jets winger Devin Setoguchi told the Free Press. "We can't have the same three guys doing it every night. We've got to help out those guys that keep doing it. That's what it comes down to."

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has been scouring the trade market and is looking to ways to improve his hockey club, but it's unclear if a deal is imminent.

The Jets would like to add a top-line right winger to the roster, but such an acquisition comes at a hefty price and unless the team is willing to trade one of its younger NHL-proven stars, help will need to come from within.


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