You can certainly give Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd marks for being open to all options.

Ladd said this morning he accepts the reality that his team’s locker room isn’t always a "happy place," but turned that around on his teammates, hoping they'll take some of the negativity surrounding the 15-16-5 team onto the ice to help them with their drive.

"It’s tough," Ladd said after this morning’s skate at the MTS Centre, asked about keeping things positive as the Jets head for tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers (7 p.m., TSNJets, TSN1290). "You want to try to be positive but at the same time this isn’t what we want to do.

"We want to win hockey games so it shouldn’t a happy place either. I think there should be some negativity and frustration and hopefully we’ll take that on the ice."

Jets coach Claude Noel would welcome some on-ice "attitude," he said this morning.

"I think emotion is good," Noel said. "You’d rather have good emotion than bad but I think the fact of some of that built-up is good. It tells us our players aren’t happy. None of us are happy.