Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Tuesday, Dec 13th)
Winnipeg Free Press: Selanne looks forward to returning to Winnipeg. What more can you say? Don’t expect any boos for the player who captured Winnipeggers hearts back in the 90′s. He will receive a thunderous standing ovation from the crowd. To listen to what he had to say during today’s conference call with the media, click here.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets claim Antti Miettinen off waivers. GM Chevldayoff seems pleased with the opportunity and Wild captain Mikko Koivu spoke highly of his fellow Finn. (links to their audio below).
Winnipeg Sun: Ready to rock some Jets fan’s world. Once again Manitobans find an innovative way to raise funds using the popularity of the Winnipeg Jets.
TSN: Jets return home to open homestand against Wild. Twenty hours in Michigan, return home after a brutal game and your reward is to play the #1 team in the NHL. Backstrom vs. Pavelec in net. Should be a great game.
CBC: Winnipeg Jet thrills kids at community rink. This story is very reminiscent of the way Teemu used to play street hockey with the neighborhood kids in River Heights back in the day. Quite the thrill for the young Jets fans.
CBC: Jets determined to slow down Wild. With the absence of Burmistrov, Antropov and Fehr the Jets are down to 11 forwards and are going to have to play a complete 60 minutes to escape with a win.
Game Day post-pratice Audio:
Winnipeg Jets: Ron Hainsey, Bryan Little, Dustin Byfuglien, Chris Thorburn, Nik Antropov, Eric Fehr. Coach Claude Noel and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.
Minnesota Wild: Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley.
Next opponent news – Minnesota Wild:
FS North: Winnipeg wasn’t the same without hockey. It doesn’t take any explanation to a native Minnesotan to understand what people in Manitoba went through, considering they experienced the same loss a few years before we did.
Pioneer Press: Latendresse to return tonight against Jets. Doesn’t sound like he will get a ton of minutes tonight but with Matt Cullen coming down with the flu, the Wild don’t sound like they had many other options.
StarTribune: Wild at Winnipeg. Some notes about today’s game, including injury reports.