Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Scoreboard watch: None.
TSN: After loss to Capitals, Jets focus on Rangers, Senators. Until there is an x beside Ottawa and New York the Jets still have a chance. It might be highly unlikely but at this point it is all they have.
Winnipeg Free Press: Just not good enough — yet. If things play out with the Jets finishing in ninth spot a lot of people will have their worst fear realized. Out of the playoffs but not getting a top draft pick the Jets are in a no-mans land. There is also a video component to this article in which Gary discusses the Jets scenarios.
Winnipeg Free Press: Win against Montreal Jets’ last hope in playoff push. And now it is down to just one game left. As Blake Wheeler said following last night’s loss all this team can do is leave it all out on the ice on Thursday and then they have to have a lot of help, which as a team you never want to rely on others, but at this point is the reality for Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Caps just too much for Jets. Who would think that a game in which Alexander Ovechkin was largely unnoticeable would result in a Jets loss. After weathering an early storm and giving up a weak goal, the Jets almost stormed back and showed some fortitude coming back from a two goal deficit. Unfortunately just as quickly as they tied things up they surrendered the lead for good just 37 seconds later. Jets tried their best to tie the game late and an ineffective power play when they were down by one goal ensured that there would be no fairy tale ending.
Winnipeg Sun: Need a miracle now. Take a look at the standings at the top of the papers. A lot more x’s which signify that more teams have qualified for the playoffs as both the Capitals and Islanders punched their tickets last night. Now there are just two teams (Rangers & Senators) which the Jets can possibly catch but the odds are against Winnipeg. Ken also covers veteran providing a spark, tough sledding for defensive pairing, soft start for Pavelec, road improvement and play of Erskine.
Globe and Mail: Desperate Jets down to last gasp. The loss crushed Jets nation who were hoping against hope that their team could pull it off against the Capitals. Despite the Jets play of late, the Capitals have been even hotter and managed to pull off their biggest win of the year.
TSN: Coach Noel post-game. Last night’s post-game was the Coach Noel show as he voiced his displeasure with some of the questions sent his way. It was like a train wreck that you wanted to turn off but couldn’t look away from.
Illegal Curve: Jets on a Deadline. Game recaps, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.
Jets prospect news:
OHL: Belleville vs. Barrie. Scheifele and Brassard reunite for Game 4 of the 2nd Round series. Currently the Barrie Colts have a 2 to 1 edge in games.
Globe and Mail: Maple Leafs thank fans for ‘continued loyalty’. Not sure an email of thanks can offset the sting of a 75% increase in playoff ticket cost.
Globe and Mail: Ken Dryden warns of ‘catastrophic repercussions’ on concussion issue. When Ken Dryden speaks many in the hockey world listen.