Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
– Patrice Cormier recalled from the St. John’s IceCaps. Chris Thorburn placed on Injured Reserve, retroactive to October 4, 2013.
Winnipeg Free Press: Penalties become a problem. Penalties aren’t a problem when you aren’t being lazy and unfortunately many examples of laziness were seen on Tuesday night.
Winnipeg Free Press: Wheels a little flat. It was refreshing hearing Wheeler make no excuses for his slow start. He is quite self aware which was evident during his post-practice scrum.
Winnipeg Sun: Scheifele gaining confidence as play improves. Numerous people came up to me after the loss to the Habs to say that while the Jets didn’t play that well, it was clearly Scheifele’s best game. I too thought he was looking like he had way more confidence in his game. If the injury to Kane is bad, this team is going to need him to expedite that development.
Winnipeg Sun: Frolik gets Stanley Cup ring from Blackhawks. Vice-president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac was sitting near us in the press box on Tuesday and he showed off the ring Frolik was set to receive. It was spectacular.
Winnipeg Sun: Blake Wheeler feeling heat after another slow start. Well worth it to listen to his audio which can be found linked below.
CBC: Evander Kane injured during practice. They were shooting video of the drill and caught the injury as it happened.
Jets Nation: Interview with Justin Goldman on Ondrej Pavelec. We’ve had Justin on the show before to talk goalies and he knows his stuff. The guys over at Jets Nation have this comprehensive Q & A with him to discuss the Jets #1 netminder.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel post practice audio. Kane injury update. Update about status of Slater, Little and Thorburn. Fine line between hard practice and injury to players? Wheeler’s honest assessment of himself. Importance of intensity in practice battles. Dealing with penalty troubles. What he has liked about Scheifele’s game this season and what he need to do to continue to grow. Pavelec’s play. Trying to find a role for Frolik.
Illegal Curve: Jets player audio from IcePlex. Blake Wheeler, Andrew Ladd and Mark Scheifele spoke following practice yesterday. The Wheeler audio is particularly interesting and quite candid.
Illegal Curve: Evander Kane injured in practice. Jets fans were dealing with the reality of a bad loss the night previous to the Habs and then terrible news as it was reported that Anthony Peluso had fallen on Evander Kane and the young sniper had to be helped off the ice.
NHL Mid-Week with Illegal Curve:
Replay: Jets vs. Canadiens Recap. Winnipeg Jets discussion. The Week in Suspensions (Kaleta, Lapierre). Problems in Edmonton. Six Things We Learned This Week. Interview with Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. NHL News & Notes. Rapid Fire.