They carried the mail to most corners of their 48-game season in 2013 emerging with more first-line characteristics than ever before.

So how much more of a tune-up do Bryan Little and wingers Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler need before the new NHL season begins Tuesday in Edmonton?

The Jets have two games left on their eight-game pre-season schedule tonight at the MTS Centre against the Boston Bruins and again against the B's Friday in Saskatoon?

So does the Jets' top line need both games? One? None?

Jets coach Claude Noel wasn't giving away any lineup choices after Wednesday's practice but there were opinions on the matter inside the dressing room.

"I think I'd probably rather play one" said Ladd noting that the trio has been in three of the six exhibition games so far. "I liked the fact that our line after not being very good the game before was a lot better in Minny (last Saturday). So we're heading in the right direction which is good and another one like that and we'll be ready."

But it's not just as easy as that the captain said.

"Now we don't have as many guys" he said noting the roster is down to 24 skaters. "At least now we can focus on this group and getting everything ready intact for the regular season."

Wheeler said last week he's ready to play at all times; it's that simple.

And Little on Wednesday wasn't far from that.

"Honestly it doesn't matter" the centre said. "I'd be happy playing one. I'd be happy playing both. Last year we didn't play any; we just jumped right into it.

"I'll do what I'm told and try to make the best of it. I still think our line could do better so maybe two would help more."

Last season the trio though not together 100 per cent of the time combined for 44 goals and 119 points in the 48 games.

It was easily the most productive group iced by the Jets so their readiness will be essential though certainly not at the cost of overlooking everyone else.

"If it was my call just one game's enough" Jets No. 1 goalie Ondrej Pavelec said asked what his decision would be on the top line were it his to make. "We've played enough games already. That would be my call.

"But I would ask them how they feel. They're big guys; they know what it takes to be ready for the season."