Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets expect physical game in home opener against Kings. Kenora, Ontario product Mike Richards will be bringing his rough and tumble game to the MTS Centre tomorrow night.
Globe and Mail: Jets promising more controlled game against Kings. The team knows they cannot play a similar style game as they did against the Oilers and hope to have any chance of success.
ESPN: Player poll. 30 random NHLers were polled and turns out they don’t like the Jets Big Buff who was voted 2nd dirtiest player in the league behind Matt Cooke of Minnesota. Cooke received 30% whereas Byfuglien garnered 7% of the votes. Also of note some of the players felt realignment would help the Jets and more thought it would hurt Winnipeg’s chance to make playoffs.
CBC: Dan Snyder remembered as leader decade after tragedy. He was an Atlanta signing who wasn’t ever connected to this Winnipeg team, however the team continues to honour his memory at the end of every season.
Illegal Curve: Josh Morrissey signed to a three-year, two-way, entry level contract. This kid is going to be a very solid addition to a strong defensive core when he finally cracks the squad. Similar to Trouba, he has a confidence about his game that was impressive during the pre-season.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel from MTS Centre. Style of play needs to change. Challenges presented by the Kings. Playing 8 of 9 at home. Benefit of spending that much time at home. Countering enthusiasm with patience. Role of Eric Tangradi. Tangradi playing to his potential. Surprised by Tangradi’s no-look pass?
Illegal Curve: Player scrums from MTS Centre. Hear from Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Stuart, Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.