Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
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Winnipeg Sun: Jets Stream blog. Ken is back and he opens up the Notebook as we are just a few hours away from one of the last remaining games at the MTS Centre.
Winnipeg Sun: Maurice has plan to shut down Crosby. The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry as many coaches in the NHL have learned as they try to stymie the best player in the game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets not ready to throw in towel. When you have less than a 0.1% chance of making the playoffs (which would require you going 5-0) it is all but over. Having said that no athlete worth his salt would ever admit same, so until the fat lady has sung, the Jets will continue to talk about pushing forward.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets return home to take on Crosby, Penguins. A preview of the game action from Brian Munz.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Rona Roundtable (audio). Rick Ralph was joined by goalie Michael Hutchinson to discuss his rise from the ECHL Ontario Reign to being with the Winnipeg Jets.
Globe and Mail: Globe Podcast (audio). Globe and Mail hockey columnist Eric Duhatschek joins host Darren Yourk to discuss a number of topics including Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice. (Starts with 6:36 left to go in the podcast). (Note: This link was in AM papers but there was a broken link which has been fixed. Thanks Joe from Winnipeg for heads up).
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up. Ez sets up tonight’s action between the Jets and Penguins including projected lineups, starting goalies, game notes and more.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game (audio). On facing Crosby. What does he expect from his team tonight? Aware of the standings? Would he like to get Hutchinson into a game? Injury updates (Scheifele, Wright, Bogosian, Montoya & Ellerby). What has he seen from Tangradi? His thoughts on the use of a 4th line. More on the Penguins. On Evander Kane’s production.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: About the Jets. A little look into the action from a Pittsburgh perspective including lines, injures, notes and more.
Pittsburgh Tribune: Martin will play in Winnipeg. Pens are probably gonna ease him back in since he hasn’t played since he sustained a hand injury at the Olympics.