Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
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– As per @BrownScottTN: #NHLJets announced they have lifted the suspension on forward Ivan Telegin & assigned him to CSKA Moscow of the KHL
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice brings wealth of experience to Jets bench. In addition to gusto and intensity. Should be interesting to see what sort of changes he can implement with this group.
Winnipeg Free Press: ‘Feels a like a bit of a fresh start’ says Bogosian. Not expecting miracles on the ice but most players acknowledge that there is a clean sheet of ice.
Winnipeg Sun: Ken’s Notebook – Maurice makes strong first impression. Ken gives you his initial thoughts on the new bench boss for Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Sun: Game day. It was like the first day of school for the players and even the media as they got to know the new coach of the team.
ESPN: Can Paul Maurice help Jets climb? Requires you to be an ESPN Insider to read full article but Craig Custance gives a bit of background on this situation and spoke with Coach Maurice’s former GM about the new bench boss.
TSN: History will be made as Maurice takes Jets’ reins. Brian gives you his take on tonight’s Jets and Coyotes game.
Sportsnet: Discovering what Jets are made of (video). GM Kevin Cheveldayoff joined the panel this afternoon to discuss the moves his organization has made.
Hockey’s Future: Deep defence at the heart of Jets professional system. Breaking down the Jets prospects.
Illegal Curve: Coach Paul Maurice first presser (audio). Opening remarks. Is he a patient man? Taking us through past few days. First impressions of the hockey club. What are his goals? What did he think of his time in Russia and why did he come back? How does he plan to get these players to play a consistent game? What was the reason he chose the Jets? Does he like the challenge of turning things around. How much better is this team than its record? Thoughts on his roster. What will the experience in Toronto be worth for a market like Winnipeg? What might fans see different on the ice tonight? What is his philosophy on goalies? Thoughts on Dustin Byfuglien. Where does his passion for hockey come from? On being a disciplinarian.
Illegal Curve: Players pre-game scrum (audio). Hear from Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little, Chris Thorburn and Mark Scheifele who talk mostly about the new coach and tonight’s game against the Coyotes.