Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
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Winnipeg Free Press: Jets, Leafs both eager to right recent stumbles in tonight’s game. Winnipeg is coming off a well fought loss whereas Toronto was decimated by Dallas. Both teams are desperate for a win which should translate into a very good hockey game tonight.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets still 10 points out of playoffs. With the three point format of the NHL making up ground, especially when it is a tall high to climb, is not an easy task. It is why people point to teams not in a playoff position by November 1st and show how unlikely it is to get back above the line.
Toronto Sun: Jets catching Leafs at a bad time. Always better to face a team coming off a 7-1 win instead of the alternative. Should make for a surly bunch.
Winnipeg Sun: Jetting down south for a good cause. Nice ingenuity and in support of charity.
TSN: Pavelec starts as Jets host Leafs. Brian breaks down the game from inside the MTS Centre with this look at tonight’s Jets and Leafs game.
CBC: 5 things to Watch. Jeff looks at five things to keep in mind for tonight’s game including; Maurice’s magic, long time no see, Manitoba muscle, centre of attention and rising stock.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game presser. Trouba’s comfort in playing defence. On how young guys learn and how Trouba has learned from Mark Stuart. Learning about his players. What does he see Mark Scheifele? On his development. What has his team learned? On the Leafs team. Pavelec’s confidence.
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up. Ez sets up tonight’s action between the Jets and Leafs including projected lineups, starting goalies, game notes and more.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.