Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
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Winnipeg Free Press: ‘It’s fun to be here’ says Selanne. He was swarmed today and stood in and spoke for over twelve minutes with local media.
Winnipeg Free Press: Clitsome to play against Ducks tonight. Still some questions as to what is going to happen with the rest of the Jets D since Enstrom is a game-time decision.
Winnipeg Sun: Selanne back for one more visit. Ken with a lot of insight in his column.
NHL.com: Jets welcome Selanne, shoot for first-ever 3-0 start. While fans are pumped for the game with Teemu, it would be nice to see their team start 3-0 for first time.
The Hockey News: Winnipeg loves Selanne the person as much as Selanne the player. Good read about the connection the city has to the team.
CBC: 5 things to watch for heading in to Sunday’s date with Ducks. Jeff looks at five things including Teemu’s return, push for three wins in a row, scheduling success, leading by example and a battle of the benches.
Illegal Curve: Teemu Selanne pre-game. Will he soak it up longer this time? Can anything top the reception he received in 2011? Can he play another 5 or 6 years? His thoughts on Don Baizley. Connection to fans (i.e. signing autographs). How does he feel sitting out back-to-backs? How does he feel at 43? Has the scare of an early end to his career ensured he enjoys every day? Fuelled by the fans back in 2011? How did he know this was going to be his last year? Golf promo. Finishing his career where it started. Did Olympics impact his decision to return? One memory that sticks out (breaking Mike Bossy record not surprisingly). Relief to finally announce it was his final year. Who negotiated his last contract? Message to the Winnipeg fans. Will this game be easier, emotionally? What would be perfect night tonight? Where did golf idea come from? Is family gonna be here this time? (said no, it’s too warm). His documentary. Now that he knows its his final tour, does it feel different?
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel pre-game. Status of Clitsome. Enstrom game time decision. What is happening with Pardy? Looking at the D-pairings. Thoughts on Ducks. Thoughts on Teemu. Unique relationship he has with city (and crowd). How does he feel being at top of the Western Conference? “brings joy to my life”.
Illegal Curve: Jets players pre-game audio. Listen to Wheeler, Clitsome, Stuart and Pavelec.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.