Winnipeg Jets afternoon links
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Winnipeg Free Press: Keeping eye on playoff spot. So much is going to happen between today and next Thursday that the speculation as to if this, then that is enough to drive you to distraction. Jets have control over one thing and that is how they play. Continue to win and play hard and find out after Game 48 where you are positioned.
Winnipeg Free Press: Current Jets tackle trivia. Derek Meech not knowing a past #7 is pretty weak. Good to see that current players have knowledge of the hockey history in this province.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets and Hurricanes pre-game video. A game preview and at the bottom, Ken provides you with video from Coach Muller, Jordan Staal, Blake Wheeler, Andrew Ladd, Grant Clitsome, Kyle Wellwood, Bryan Little and Ondrej Pavelec.
TSN: Pavelec faces Peters. Some stats and streaks heading into tonight’s all important game.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel pre-game scrum. Size of the Hurricanes. His philosophy using top line vs. top line. Staying focused on his team. Does he need to worry about his team being ready to go? Getting up for every single game. Was it a good thing (i.e. wakeup call to his team) that Tampa came back from a 3-1 deficit? What has he liked about Pavelec during this stretch? What has enabled the teams to win at home? Does he have to keep the linup the same during a win streak? When Antropov returns is he back then?
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Hurricanes game preview. Ezra brings you up to speed on tonight’s match.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any news, we have you covered including news that defenceman Ron Hainsey will be the Jets nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
Opposition (Hurricanes) news:
TSN: Looking at Cowen’s hit on Skinner. Former NHL ref Kerry Fraser tackles whether this should have been a penalty or not.