Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
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Winnipeg Free Press: Jets This Week – The Goalie Conundrum (video). Gary and Ed go in-depth on the goalie issue plaguing the Jets this season. Ondrej Pavelec has had a less than stellar season while Al Montoya has been solid in his starts. Is this the time to resolve the goalie issue once and for all?
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets face Avalanche without Byfuglien. Buff has been a force on the ice and his absence is going to mean there is a huge hole on this team as they face a must-win situation tonight.
Winnipeg Sun: Jetstream Blog. Ken opens up the Notebook from the MTS Centre as he sets you up for this critical game and hopefully you have some time because there is plenty to read.
Winnipeg Sun: Gameday Avalanche at Jets. Some pre-game video from inside the room and a pre-game preview from Paul.
NHL.com: Pavelec, Byfuglien out for Jets against Avalanche. Patrick was down at the rink and gives you his thoughts about tonight’s contest.
TSN Winnipeg: Montoya starts third straight game vs. Avalanche. The Jets will be in tough tonight as Brian gives you his pre-game thoughts.
CBC: 5 Things to Watch. In today’s installment, Jeff looks at seeing the Avalanche again, importance of tonight’s game, impact of Buff, lethal players on Colorado and opportunities for young guns on Winnipeg.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum (audio). Update on Byfuglien (Not playing tonight, expecting him Saturday). Slater remains day to day. Must win tonight? Evaluating his team. Keys to matching up against Colorado. Importance of getting an extra goal or two. After re-watching the Blues/Jets game what are his thoughts? Understanding the path to get to become a team like the Blues. Being able to take advantage of a team coming here in second game of back to back. End of game festivities talk. Little more fight chatter and how it can unify the team. Bad for the game?
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up. Ez sets up tonight’s action between the Jets and Avalanche 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.