Winnipeg Jets afternoon links

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News on April 17, 2013 — No Comments

Note:  Tune into the NHL Mid-Week Show on TSN Radio 1290 tonight from 6 pm to 7 pm (an hour instead of the usual two today) as the guys discuss all the latest NHL news.  Guest:  Ryan Rishaug (TSN).

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Redmond on stint with IceCaps.  This news is quite unbelievable considering the circumstances. From life threatening injury to conditioning assignment with St. John’s.  Quite a remarkable journey for the young defenceman.

TSN: Jets want to resurrect Winnipeg White Out as playoffs near.  Count me as someone in favour of seeing the already crazy atmosphere at the MTS Centre hit another level if fans bring back the white out tradition from the Jets 1.0.  While some might not be in favour (i.e. they own a blue jersey, home team wears dark colours) it is hard to argue against the memories the original white out elicits in this city.  Ya or nay on the Whiteout?  Of course all this talk of the whiteout is a bit premature but always fun to speculate.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Ladd, Little, Wheeler: one of NHL’s top lines, says coach.  Would you put the Jets top line up against the best in the NHL?  Where do they rank against the other top lines in your mind?
1st line vs. Sabres

Winnipeg Sun:  Free-falling Hurricanes perfect foes for Jets playoff quest.  They are the perfect victim and just the type of team that scares Jets fans.  A team the Jets “should” beat but there is no guarantee that the Jet can bury the Canes.  No better example than when these two teams met last time and a goalie named Peters and we aren’t talking about Pete stopped them cold.

WHL:  Lowry named WHL player of the Year nominee.  Been quite the whirlwind for the Jets pick in 2011. First he gets signed by Winnipeg and now he is named player of the Year nominee in the WHL.  He had 45 goals and 43 assists for the Swift Current Broncos this season.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Noel post-practice press conference.  Pixalized after his disallowed goal.  Rarely is he demonstrative, what caused this?  Does he ever hear from NHL if they got call wrong. Ladd setting the tone.  Importance of players who have playoff experience considering number of players who have none on this team.  Any difference with Ladd’s line this season?  Did he talk before the season about being put together as a line?  Streaks – finding solutions.  Does he need to look back at the past Carolina game?  Any chance of Antropov tomorrow night?

Illegal Curve:  Morning Papers.  If you missed any of the Jets news from earlier, we have you covered.