Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Note II: For away games we have our #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 Kane).
Winnipeg Sun: Setoguchi a healthy scratch tonight. Coach Maurice wouldn’t expand upon his decision more than saying “coach’s decision”. Many fans won’t be upset to see the underachieving Setoguchi up in the press box instead of on the ice this evening.
TSN: Montoya starts sixth straight game vs. Sharks. Brian breaks down the game in advance of tonight’s 9:30 pm contest.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Rona Roundatable (audio). Rick spoke with former Leafs AGM Bill Waters about the status of the Jets and what they could do to get to the next level (hint: Kane, Byfuglien, goalies). Also talks about what happens when a team doesn’t have tickets to sell and how that can lead to complacency as well buying out Ondrej Pavelec, concern that a player you trade might come back to haunt you later on and much more.
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up. Ez sets up tonight’s action between the Jets and Sharks including projected lineups, starting goalies, game notes and more.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Setoguchi status? Bogosian status. Is this team playing with desperation? Has the team gotten to point where they understand the concepts he is teaching? Do the Sharks bring out the best in the Jets? Measuring stick team? Still defining this team. Moving Halischuk up to play with Kane and O’Dell.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.
San Jose Mercury News: Logan Couture says he’s ’50-50′ to play against Winnipeg. I suspect Jets fans are hoping it falls in the 50% not playing option.
Sportsnet: Burish tweets pic of shot-block damage. Not a sight for the squeamish.