Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Note II: 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 $36,660.00).
Winnipeg Sun: Ken’s notebook. Ken opens up his notes and gives you his thoughts on the 2016 Heritage Classic as well as insight into tonight’s Jets and Blues game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Pavelec gets the call for tonight’s game against the Blues. Tonight is going to be a massive test for Winnipeg as they face a tough rival. Jets had a good practice at the MTS Centre in anticipation of the match-up.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets warm to idea of Heritage Classic. Good chance to add a new dimension to a regular season game.
TSN: Jets to host Heritage Classic. Looks like the announcement might be a tad premature or as commissioner Bettman said “seems to have taken on a life of its own.”
CBC: 5 Things to watch. Jeff discusses being homeward bound, tackling the West, young and stupid, Steen’s emergence and Wheels in motion.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel pre-game presser. Preparation for the Blues. Importance of Chris Thorburn to play his game. Impressed by him? Trouba talk. Using teams at the top of the Western Conference does he use that as a measuring stick? Going back to Pavelec. Lineup matching tonight? Keys to getting to the Blues D. Secondary scoring changes dynamic. What does he think of coaching an outdoor game in Winnipeg?
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up. Ez sets up tonight’s action between Jets and Blues.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets to host Heritage Classic. Get ready for 2016 because Winnipeg is going to be hosting an outdoor game at IG Field. Players seemed to think that Minnesota would be a good choice of team to play if it was open to American teams.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.