Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Thursday, Feb 2nd)
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets, Lightning both need winning streaks. The Bolts are trying to overcome some abysmal early/mid season play and are riding a 5 game winning streak. The Jets cannot afford to give up any points to either of their Sunshine State rivals.
Winnipeg Free Press: Byfuglien likely headed to trial. Buff’s lawyer sounds confident that his client will beat the most serious of the charges he faces.
Globe and Mail: Jets star Byfuglien likely to go on trial. Hopefully both sides can come to a resolution that they can both live with.
TSN: Jets get Byfuglien back for game versus Lightning. Should be interesting to see the Jets big man back on the point after 16 games away from ice.
United Way: Sweet seats. Your chances to win seats and support a great Manitoba charity are coming to an end soon so buy your tickets while there is still time. The draw is on February 14th. You could win exclusive use of an executive suite for you & 19 friends when the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins come to town February 17, 2012 (valued at over $5600, including a $2000 food & beverage tab)!
Next opponent news – Tampa Bay Lightning:
Tampa Bay Tribune: Return brings no ill effects for Hedman. Never easy coming back from a head injury but it appears that the young Swede is showing no signs of lingering pain.
ESPN Florida: Lightning face Jets in must win game (audio). A look at things from the Florida point of view.