Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Tuesday, Mar 6th)

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News on March 6, 2012 — No Comments

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets prep for contender test against Canucks.  It is one thing to beat fellow bottom of the barrel teams, but it is quite another animal to take on the top team in the West and come away victorious.  This will be exactly what the Jets need to do on Thursday night in Vancouver.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Fourth stick was the charm.  Evander Kane discusses the problems he has occasionally experienced with his composite sticks.  This was much discussed by the guys on last Saturday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Hockey night much more than game.  A behind-the-scenes look at the methods behind game day madness.

Hockey’s Future:  Jets close home stand with big win over hot Sabres.  While we know the results of the games, some good news and notes on what is happening around the Southeast.

National Post:  Jets need to work their magic on the road.  The emergence of Blake Wheeler has been a major factor in this teams rise in the standings.  Post All-Star break he is tied for 7th in the league in points along with names like Spezza, Malkin, Kovalchuk and Thornton.  Trending – Jets surge, Leafs struggle.  If only they could play all their games at home.  Will the surge continue?  Four more points is certainly possible this week.  The Canucks face off against the Stars and the Flames face the Canadiens tonight so the Jets will have 1 day of rest in their pocket.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Noel press conference.  Always funny and good with the media, coach Noel was his usual self today. His best line was asked how he distinguished the Sedin’s and he said “I just called them bro!”.

Illegal Curve:  Jets post-practice audio.  Andrew Ladd, Grant Clitsome, Chris Thorburn and Tanner Glass.

Illegal Curve:  Interview with Al Strachan.  Interview ranged from Brian Burke, future of Montreal, situation in Phoenix, Scott Howson calling out Rick Nash, Tim Thomas comments, respect in the league and the next CBA.