Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
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Winnipeg Free Press: Kane out for another month. Losing a dynamic player like Kane will leave a big hole in this team but coach Maurice got this team turned around without Kane so Jets fans will have to hope he can re-create that magic.
Winnipeg Sun: Ken’s Notebook. In advance of tonight’s contest Jets beat writer Ken Wiebe gives you a glimpse into his notebook and provides some insight.
Winnipeg Sun: Game Day – Jets vs. Predators. You can join the guys for a chat. Also gives you a sneak peak at the Rick Rypien jersey the team will be wearing in warm-up.
TSN: With Kane again out, Jets set to host Predators. Brian Munz gives you his thoughts on the Jets and Predators game.
TSN: NHL power rankings. Missed this yesterday. Jets moved from 20th to 15th. They are going to need to update that key injury slot.
CBC: 5 Things to Watch. Jeff looks at five things including; 1) evening the season series, 2) the p (playoff) word, 3) goalie controversy? 4) watching Weber and 5) Calder consideration.
Illegal Curve: Evander Kane out with hand infection. He sustained the injury in the fight with Eric Brewer and it apparently has come back with a vengeance which will see the young winger out of the lineup until after Olympics. Post includes audio of coach Maurice discussing the injury.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game presser. On Wheeler & Kane. What is the hardest part pushing a team that has had success? Update on Jim Slater. More on Kane’s hand infection. His thoughts on #BellLetsTalk in hockey today.
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up. Ez sets up tonight’s action between the Jets and Predators 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.
The Tennessean: Predators rookie confident going into NHL debut. The rookie gets to make his debut at the MTS Centre which should make for a memorable way to start his NHL career. Josh also gives some additional Nashville notes.