Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Note II: For home games we have our #IC5050 and #ICGWG contest. Make sure to @ tweet @illegalcurve with your guess. Remember that for your vote to qualify you must send in your guess using a hashtag (#). (i.e. #ICGWG Trouba & #IC5050 $35,600.00).
Winnipeg Sun: Jetstream Blog. Ken opens up the Notebook in advance of tonight’s Jets and Canucks game. Plenty of good insight in this piece.
Winnipeg Free Press: Kane expecting both teams to be hungry in tonight’s tilt against Canucks. Both teams are going to be desperate and that should translate to some fun hockey for the fans as each side presses for a clean two points.
Winnipeg Free Press: Struggling to find strong lineup without Scheifele. No question the impact the rookie has had on this team and the lack of depth up the middle has been pretty exposed.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets and Canucks gameday. Some pre-game video from the Jets room and some pre-game hockey talk.
TSN: Jets look to extend Canucks misery, stay in playoff hunt. Brian gives you his thoughts on tonight’s Jets and Canucks game.
CBC: 30 Thoughts. Thought #9 pertains to the Jets and specifically coach Maurice’s contract status, or lack thereof.
TSN 1290: Rona Roundtable chats with Jim Slater (audio). Chatting about the playoff race and his cardboard cut out at Subway.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jeered young Islanders fan receives outpouring. Not a big surprise to see the city react the way they did and even to see the Islanders PR reach out to the kid. Update: John Tavares comes through. Really nice conclusion to this story.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum (audio). On O’Dell. On the loss of Mark Scheifele. Easier to mask the loss of a winger than a centre? What does the loss of Scheifele say about the depth of this team? On an angry Canucks team. Was Monday night closer to the game he wants his team playing? Speed vs. Quickness. Lack of power play calls.
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up. Ez sets up tonight’s action between the Jets and Canucks 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.