Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
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Winnipeg Free Press: Byfuglien adjusting to new role as forward; true test comes tonight. His enthusiasm was clearly curbed today following practice. He didn’t sound overly enthusiastic but he also said the right things and we shall see with his play on the ice if the big man is ready to commit to his new role.
Winnipeg Free Press: A wing and a prayer. Coach Noel refused to admit that it was a desperate move and the truth is based on what this team has available and absent Evander Kane and with Blake Wheeler’s status unknown, there really weren’t a ton of options.
TSN: Jets host Blue Jackets for second and final time. Brian takes a look at the game story for the Blue Jackets and Jets.
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up between Jets & Jackets. Ez sets up the game tonight including projected lineups, starting goalies, game notes and more.
Jets pre-game audio:
Illegal Curve: Jets players pre-game audio. Hear from Dustin Byfuglien and Zach Bogosian in advance of the game tonight against the Blue Jackets.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel pre-game. Should Buff be better prepared to play forward than last year? Buff not being over enthusiastic, is there something coach can do to increase that? Adjusting Buffs minutes. Kane’s status (not a player). Expectations on O’Dell. Thoughts on Columbus. How different are they with Horton? What does he want to see from his team tonight? A greater reliance on the top four?