Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
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Winnipeg Free Press: Jets sending Scheifele back to Barrie. After a taste of the NHL, it was past time for the Jets to send their 2011 1st round pick back to Barrie where he would be able to get the minutes he needs to continue his development.
Winnipeg Free Press: Snapped streak big in short season. As crazy as it sounds the Jets could not afford to lose last night’s game. Based on the stretch of games they have upcoming, taking 2 points was critical.
Winnipeg Free Press: Spotlight on Alexander Burmistrov. After handling his assignment to the IceCaps it was hoped the AHL seasoning would help to improve his game. Coach Noel rewarded him with a move to the team’s 2nd line on Tuesday. A look at his game, the things they liked, they didn’t like and a synopsis by Ed Tait.
Winnipeg Sun: Penalty kill comes through for Jets. Even more key than the play of the Jets during the penalty kill was the fact that Winnipeg only took 2 penalties the entire game. After giving up 5 opportunities in Tampa, 6 against Florida and 5 versus the Canadiens it was nice to see some discipline return to the Jets last night. Some other thoughts from Friesen included Blueline bounty, rookie race and a healing Bogosian.
Winnipeg Sun: Turning boos into cheers. Fans are not sitting in the MTS Centre blindly applauding this team, especially when the effort is seen as less than stellar. During the power play the Jets just seemed to be unable to get anything going and fans reacted accordingly. Of course when Bryan Little scored during the 4 on 3 in OT, it is not a surprise that the fans quickly switched to cheer mode.
CBC: Burmistrov gets chance to prove his worth. He has talent to spare but has yet to turn that potential into something tangible in any significant fashion.
TSN: Tarasov scores twice, including winner as Sharks top IceCaps. And just like that the two game winning streak is over for the Jets farm club.
Jets on a Deadline – Winnipeg 3 Florida 2 in OT:
Winnipeg Jets: Ondrej Pavelec, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler.
Florida Panthers: Jonathan Huberdeau and coach Kevin Dineen.
Coach Noel Presser: Coach Noel broke down the Jets OT win over the Panthers.
Illegal Curve Post-game podcast from the Press box: Host Drew Mindell and Analyst Richard Pollock break down the Jets play against the Panthers.
Jets on a Deadline: All the recaps, audio, video and 3 starts from the Jets game.
KTAR – The Voice of Arizona: Glendale mayor says Phoenix Coyotes can stay if price is right. Translation whomever is going to be the next owner of this club, will not receive the sweetheart deal that Greg Jamison had arranged with the previous city council in Glendale.
Globe and Mail: Gimmick no more, teams finally taking shootout seriously. With points at such a premium, especially during a shortened season, teams are rightly seeing this as an important opportunity to gain an advantage over their competition.
Globe and Mail: Austria’s surprising gift to the world of hockey. His name is Vanek. Thomas Vanek. And he is your current NHL points leader.
TSN: Is the NHL going to the 2014 Games in Sochi? As someone who loves seeing the NHL participate in the Olympics, I really hope we see the players head to Russia to take part in the games.
CBC: Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts. Always worth a read to help keep abreast of what is happening around the rest of the NHL.