Blake Wheeler Calls Out Rick Bowness After He Throws Team Under the Bus

Published April 29, 2023 at 11:28
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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The bitter end of the Winnipeg Jets' playoff run came after a crushing loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. As significant changes loom, the bond between the players and their coach is seemed to shift.

Blake Wheeler Calls Out Rick Bowness After He Throws Team Under the Bus



In the post-game interview, head coach Rick Bowness had some stinging words for his team. His debut season in Winnipeg saw tension with the players as he revamped the team's leadership and redefined their identity.

"I'm so disappointed and disgusted right now,»"

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"Their better players were so much better than our players tonight and it's not even close" - Rick Bowness


Blake Wheeler, who had his captaincy revoked by Bowness earlier this season, didn't hold back when expressing his dissatisfaction with the coach's comments.

«I thought Bones had an opportunity to address us as a team. He could've been honest with us, handled it behind closed doors I didn't like how he handled himself after the game.» - Blake Wheeler


This evident quarrel between Bowness and his players hints major changes incoming within the Jets organization. If the coach comes back next season, many roster changes are expected. The management will have to work hard to find a harmonious solution to this.

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Tensions Flaring in Winnipeg as Players Call Out Their Coach
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