Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Note: Tonight we kick off the Winnipeg Jets home opener as they host the L.A. Kings at the MTS Centre.
Note II: We will continue to provide comprehensive game day coverage. Following your Jets Papers, you can ensure you are up to speed with our game preview written by Ezra Ginsburg. Following Ezra’s preview we will have pre-game audio from the players and coach Noel. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as the site is updated we post the news on twitter @illegalcurve and Facebook.
Note III: With the return of hockey comes the return of IC Contests. For home games we have both our #ICGWG and #IC5050 contests. Make sure to @ tweet @illegalcurve with your guess. Remember that for your vote to qualify you must send in your guess using a hashtag (#). (i.e. #ICGWG Frolik & #IC5050 $40,305.00).
Note IV: Tomorrow, on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg, we will have coverage from noon to 3 pm. Show topics include breaking down the Jets/Kings game and previewing one of the most anticipated games of the year as Teemu Selanne makes his final appearance at the MTS Centre.
ESPN: Don’t forget the names Trouba and Scheifele. Looks like the 2012 and 2011 first round selections for the Jets are garnering attention past the perimeter.
Winnipeg Free Press: Tangradi says game against tough Kings ‘going to be a war’. Good thing then that the Jets are ranked as one of the heavier teams in the NHL in tonight’s expected battle of attrition.
Winnipeg Sun: Evander Kane pops the question. Congrats to the young sniper and I’m sure Jets fans everywhere are now ready to see him pop in some goals.
TSN: Jets ready for home opener against Kings. Brian looks at the Jets lines and game story.
NHL.com: Jets hoping to come out firing against Kings. Time to take the bull by the horns and show that you are prepared to dance in the rodeo with the big boys.
CBC: 5 things to watch as Jets host home opener. Jeff looks at five thing being home sweet home, forward spot up for grabs, Kane shooting more, a physical affair and Kings court.
Hockey’s Futures: Recent draftees well-represented in Jets top 20. Chevy and company have done a nice job stocking the cupboards in the past three drafts.
Illegal Curve: Coach Claude Noel pre-game press conference. Keys to the game. What would he like to see improved? Does he still get excited for home opener? Is a team like LA a good measuring stick? Is he worried about Trouba being able to control the ups and downs? What is he looking for Paul Postma?
Illegal Curve: Player pre-game audio from MTS Centre. Hear from Blake Wheeler, Ondrej Pavelec, Andrew Ladd and Jacob Trouba.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Kings preview. Ezra breaks down tonight’s game action and is a must read in advance of the game.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.