Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Globe and Mail: The quote machine has been shut down in Winnipeg. For every Jets scrum with coach Noel I usually referenced his no(el)table quotes and that is going away. Roy pens an excellent column on the departure of the bench boss.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Darren Dreger speaks to Drew about the move (audio). Listen to Drew who had a chance to speak with the TSN Insider about the move.
Sportsnet: Problems in the ‘Peg begin with stars. Pretty strong words by Mark Spector.
USA Today: Jets fire coach Claude Noel, hire Paul Maurice. Kevin Allen discusses the moves the Jets made and the ones they need to make.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets not trending in right direction. Chevy felt like the time was right to make a move. What do you think?
Winnipeg Free Press: Fans react to firing of Noel with surprise, optimism. Considering the way fans were streaming out of the MTS Centre last night this isn’t a shocker.
Winnipeg Free Press: Line changes change nothing. It wasn’t a banner evening in Winnipeg yesterday.
Winnipeg Sun: Noel wasn’t right fit for Jets. Do you think another coach will have a big impact on this roster?
Winnipeg Sun: Byfuglien escapes blame for loss. This was a collective team loss.
NHL.com: Goal prevention led to Noel’s downfall. Corey Masisak breaks down one of the reasons.
NHL.com: With Noel gone, scrutiny shifts to Jets players. The players are going to feel some heat this season.
TSN: Former players expect Maurice to thrive as Jets head coach. Encouraging for Jets fans to hear.
Reaction to Coaches Noel & Pearn firing, Maurice hiring:
Illegal Curve: Jets players. Hear from Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler, Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, Olli Jokinen and Mark Stuart.
Illegal Curve: GM Cheveldayoff presser. The Jets general manager met with the media and spoke for close to thirty minutes about the firings and the new hiring.
Blue Jackets 6 Jets 3:
Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Coach Richards, Boone Jenner and Nick Foligno.
Coach Noel post-game. Coach Noel met with the media following the game against Columbus.
Postgame Podcast. Host Drew Mindell and analyst Richard Pollock break down the Jets play against the Blue Jackets this evening.
Jets on a Deadline. Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.