Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Note II: For away games we have our #ICGWG contest. 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 Byfuglien).
Winnipeg Free Press: Montoya gets the start for the Jets in Chicago tonight. Montoya, a Chicago native, will be pumped up for a game in his hometown.
Winnipeg Sun: Montoya gets call once again. Fans are likely going to be happy to see coach Noel riding the hot hand.
USA Today: Is Coach Noel on the hot seat? In our poll, 54% of you think he will still be coach by season’s end whereas 46% believe there will be a coaching change. Kevin Allen of USA Today breaks down some of the fundamental problems.
CBC: 30 Thoughts. The Jets are covered in three points namely (13 – Noel, 14 – Scheifele, 30 – playoffs).
Chicago Tribune: Byfuglien, Blackhawks trash-talk it out. You could see Buff was giving it to his former team mates on Saturday and they can probably expect more of the same tonight.
ESPN Chicago: Frolik’s return to Chicago is special. From the way their penalty kill has gone from tops last season to last in the NHL, it looks like they may want to see him back wearing a Hawks uni.
CSN Chiacago: Five Things. Tracy gives you Five Things to Watch for in tonight’s Jets-Blackhawks game.
Jets & Hawks audio:
Evander Kane – Is he playing? How close to 100% is he? Does he feel good enough to help team win? Specific injury question. Watching Wings game from press box, what did he like from his team?
Jonathan Toews – Thoughts on trip to D.C. What does he expect from the Jets? Going up against former team mates (i.e. Buff). How special was it to have all the friends and family at the MTS Centre on Saturday?
Coach Quenneville – Status of Brad Mills (LBI). What does he expect from the Jets? Status of Michal Handzus, Michael Kostka. Extra incentive playing Western Conference teams. How does he feel about his team a month into the season? Crawford tonight? What does it add to the O when Keith is going well.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.