Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Wednesday, Mar 7th)
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets feel they’ve ‘found themselves’. Now that they’ve discovered who they are it is time to prove that they can deal with teams on the road. They certainly need to come away with points from these back-to-back games in Vancouver and Calgary.
Winnipeg Sun: Overtime (video). Happy times for Jets fans as Ted Wyman breaks down the recent Jets news.
The Manitoban: Picture perfect finish? If you ask any Jets fans, they would likely say that just being back in the NHL has been a dream. The post season, especially if Winnipeg manages to win the Southeast (and have home ice advantage) would be simply beyond most fans expectations.
Illegal Curve: Fuelled by Career Years. One of the big “if’s” coming into the season was whether or not a number of the Jets players, would improve from last year. Mainly the young core of Wheeler, Kane, Ladd, Little, Byfuglien, Burmistrov, Bogosian and Pavelec would be called on to shoulder the burden if this team was to have success.
Illegal Curve: Jets practice audio. Bryan Little, Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane and Ron Hainsey.
RLD Hockey Talk: Podcast. Our own hockey analyst Richard Pollock was asked to give his thoughts on the Jets season so far.
Around the Southeast:
Sun-Sentinel: Panthers already in playoff mode. These teams have to give 100% for the remaining games of the regular season and you have to wonder if they will have anything left once the playoffs roll around.
Washington Post: Dennis Wideman owns up to mistake. The Caps blew the lead and luckily managed to get a point from the game.
Tampa Bay Tribune: Lightning may lose Mathieu Garon for season. That isn’t going to be good for business.
News and Observer: Faulk scores for Canes in overtime. The Hurricanes didn’t do the Jets any favours by blowing the 3-2 lead to the Capitals with 3 minutes to go in the game.