Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Wednesday, Feb 29th)
Globe and Mail: From unknown defenceman to media darling. The look on his face as he approached the gaggle of reporters swarming his locker was quite comical. He stood in and answered questions from the assembled mass of journalists for just under 10 minutes. (audio link below).
Winnipeg Free Press: Pressure on Jets to rack up wins in playoff race. Jets can only take this one game at a time. While that cliche has become extremely tired the truth remains that this team cannot look too far head of its next opponent. Set the target on Florida and worry about Buffalo on Friday.
Winnipeg Sun: Bogo’s back but Jets are in trouble. Good news for the Jets is they get Zach Bogosian and his booming shot from the point back on the ice for the must win game against the Panthers.
Globe and Mail: Coach sympathizes with Wilson. In response to a question about the booing of Ron Wilson in Toronto, Coach Noel indicated he had never faced anything like that and made the “knock on wood” signal, indicating that he would be knocking his hand to his head, to the chuckle of the media.
Illegal Curve: Jets post-practice audio. Ondrej Pavelec, Zach Bogosian and Grant Clitsome.
Illegal Curve: Coach Claude Noel press conference. Pavelec’s poise. Expected starts for Pavelec. Not letting media over hype emphasis of games. Opportunity for rest and practice. Nature of the games against Florida. The booing of Ron Wilson in Toronto. Nashville experience (type of GM David Poile is). Bogosian is a player for game against Florida. Clitsome game time decision, has to evaluate him still.
Around the Southeast:
CSN Washington: Capitals earn a day off. Lots of Capitals news and notes in this article.
Hockey’s Future: Hunter’s second act with Capitals is a work in progress. Quite a bit about the tall task held the Washington hero. Some good around the Southeast notes as well.
News and Observer: Allen plays roll of prankster at practice. More of an annoying prank and one I’m sure that will be revisited on Allen many times over.
Tampa Bay Tribune: Bolts show fight in win over Canadiens. Starting a new streak with 2 wins in a row. Bolts are still rolling along.