Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers (Friday, Mar 2nd)
Note: Jets have the day off so no audio from the team.
Winnipeg Free Press: Are the Jets a playoff team? Aside from the strong play at home, the other advantage Winnipeg seems to have is not one other teams has risen up to seize the opportunity. While the Capitals have won 3 in a row they are 4-5-1 in their last 10. Regardless of whether or not this team makes the post season, the last 16 games of the season are going to be an exciting “most important game of the year” each and every night they play.
Winnipeg Free Press: A matter of redemption. The Czech netminder battles hard each and every game and while he was focused on last night’s game against the Panthers you can be sure he still had the Edmonton loss in his mind. Despite the lopsided score, he held the fort once again, especially during the 2nd period when the Jets had a 2-0 lead but were outshot 17-8.
Winnipeg Free Press: Offence takes off. Let us hope they didn’t use up all of their goals in one game. Not sure what was more shocking, winning by 7 goals or the fact that the Jets scored 5 times in the 3rd period, including on a rare 5 on 1, something most Jets players after the game said they had never witnessed at this level.
Winnipeg Free Press: Millions to aid True North. While they might be receiving subsidies, just as many private companies do, think about how much revenue they are generating for the city and province that wouldn’t be there is the NHL team didn’t exist. It is legitimate to ask questions but it is probably also important to know what this team is bringing in, rather than just using a sensational headline to cause a buzz.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets bring their V-game. Had to enjoy Evander Kane comparing the play to one that happened in the Mighty Ducks movie of the 90′s. (audio below). The entire team from Ondrej Pavelec to the GST line brought a high level of play that had their coach beaming from the effort.
Winnipeg Sun: Snapshots. Big-time game in big-time situation. Best 3rd period of season. Kane’s strong play. Wheeler’s defensive play. 5 on 1. Thorburn makes it happen. Under siege for the 2nd. Wheeler took 2 big hits. Crucial games down the stretch.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets beer set for epic MTS Centre toast. President of the Winnipeg Jets Jim Ludlow might have the distinction of being the only person to drink a beer at center ice in front of 15,004 fans.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets recall Hogtown horror show. Some of the players are former members of the Leafs and can empathize with what is happening in the Centre of the Universe.
Game Recap -Jets 7 Panthers 0:
Winnipeg Jets: Ondrej Pavelec, Blake Wheeler, Evander Kane and Mark Stuart.
Coach Noel: Post-game press conference.
Florida Panthers: Brian Campbell, Ed Jovanovski and coach Kevin Dineen.
Illegal Curve: Post-game podcast. Host Drew Mindell and analyst Richard Pollock break down the game.
Illegal Curve: Jets on a Deadline. Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars.