Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Wednesday, Jan 4th)

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News on January 4, 2012 — No Comments

Note: Be sure to join us at The Cheer tonight as the Illegal Curve crew hosts the game action between the Habs and Jets. You can win gift certificates during our intermission trivia and enjoy a fun atmosphere to watch the game.

TSN:  Like Habs’ Cunneyworth, Jets Noel will also learn french.  There isn’t much of a demand on coach Noel to speak french with the Winnipeg media.  Perhaps he is showing solidarity with a fellow coach.

Winnipeg Sun:  Much adieu about Vincent.  There is no hiding from the Montreal media and with Vincent they have a french speaking coach that many thought could have been a candidate for the Habs job (before it became available).

Winnipeg Free Press:  Little Skates, not playing tonight.  Looks like his “lower body injury” isn’t allowing him to go just yet and he isn’t definite for tomorrow night in Toronto.  He could be back by Saturday for the game against Buffalo.

TSN:  Jets aim to stretch win streak in clash with Habs.  These are a critical two points as it seems everyone around the Jets is gaining a point from every game they play and they must do this in regulation.

TSN:  Jets are in Montreal for first visit of the season.    Jets are about to experience a crowd like none other.  While the fans at the MTS Centre are loud, they are about to experience fans equally as loud but a lot more hostile.   Munz gives you the expected Jets lineup.  Looks like Slater and Jones are back in.

CBC:  High-flying Jets descend on Montreal.  Jets are looking to match their season high win streak tonight with a win in Montreal.

Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps:

St. John’s IceCaps official site:  IceCaps send pair to 2012 All-Star game.  Congrats to Postma and Redmond for making the game.

Next opponent news – Montreal Canadiens:

Montreal Gazette:  Cunneyworth weathers storm.  If the Habs manage to right the ship and win 5 or 6 games in a row, will we still be hearing about the need for a Habs coach to speak French?

TSN:  Habs need to get going before it’s too late.  Seems crazy that the season could be over and we haven’t even reached the mid way point.  Montreal has dug themselves a significant hole and it is going to take a collective effort to get out of it.

Montreal Gazette:  Home-ice disadvantage.  I wouldn’t want to be the hometeam if the Jets get out to a quick start.

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