Winnipeg Jets afternoon links
Winnipeg Free Press: Byfuglien’s game a roller coaster. As Buff goes, so go the Jets. This will be evident as they play a critical three game in four nights stretch on the road this week.
Winnipeg Sun: Big Buff has to be more consistent. More Buff talk. Have you noticed a downgrade in his play? Is this the ebb and flow of an accelerated regular season?
CBC: Things to watch for in the final 12 games of the season. Five thoughts on the team as they head into the stretch run. Covers scheduling, Jets upcoming home stand, GM Cheveldayoff as a buyer or seller, the Olli Jokinen experience and has captain Ladd run out of gas?
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel pre-trip presser. Guys who weren’t on the ice were just for maintenance? Slater and Peluso are only guys not traveling. How close is Stuart? Does he get busier with trade deadline upcoming? Top line has been playing well but not scoring goals…concern? Does trade deadline impact the room? Dustin Byfuglien’s play. Expectations from the Rangers. Not getting too high or low after a win or loss – scheduling or maturing? Ends scrum talks about play of Pavelec.
Illegal Curve: Jets players pre-trip. We have audio from Dustin Byfuglien, Ondrej Pavelec, Mark Stuart and Ron Hainsey.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers. If you missed any of the Jets news from this morning, including a very interesting piece on Mark Scheifele, we have you covered.
TSN: Crosby out indefinitely with a broken jaw. It was the March of the Penguins as Pittsburgh won all 15 contests they played in the month. While it is not yet April the above headline is not an April Fools joke as they have lost their captain indefinitely with what looked like a horrifically painful injury during Saturday’s game against the Islanders.
Buffalo News: Vanek wants to stay with Sabres but would ‘look the other direction’ if Buffalo decides on long-term rebuild. While a team like Buffalo doesn’t want to get rid of a player like Vanek if they decide to rebuild this team, he could go a long way to securing some assets to help get the process started.