Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: The Jets/Devils game was postponed last night due to severe weather so the Jets took the day off they had scheduled for today. So now they will practice today in Jersey as they get ready to face off against the Islanders in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Update: The Jets practiced at the Devils facility and we heard from Marko Dano, Jacob Trouba, Adam Lowry and coach Maurice. Listen here.
Note II: The Moose are in a tailspin right now as they dropped their fifth straight game last night, losing 6-3 to the Toronto Marlies. The team will take a day off today before returning to the ice on Thursday to practice for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday against Rockford. All eyes will be on the Moose on Thursday as to the status of Brendan Lemieux who left the game in the 2nd period of last night’s game.
Sportsnet: Byfuglien sees future Cup contender in Winnipeg. Good long read on the big defenceman who is likely still (despite the arrival of Patrik Laine) the most popular player in the city.
Winnipeg Sun: Myers has new perspective after family health scare. It was a good feature that TSN ran during the 1st intermission of Monday’s game. Ken has more on the situation with the Jets defenceman.
Illegal Curve: Evaluating games 61-70. Includes a look at goal scoring, special teams, goalies & injuries.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Myers story resonates for parents. TSN’s Sara Orlesky joins Hustler & Lawless to discuss the premature birth of Tyler and Michela Myers’ son, and speaking with the couple about the ordeal, and the reaction from Jets fans.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Werenski, Murray lost behind Matthews, Laine in Calder Race. Scott Cullen of TSN.ca spoke to Rick Ralph and discussed Brad Marchand’s chase for the Rocket Richard Trophy, Sidney Crosby’s linemates, the competition for the Calder Trophy and why he thought the Jets would be better.
TSN 1050 Toronto: Maybe the best NHL rookie class of all time. (Audio). Michael Traikos of the Toronto Sun joins Scott MacArthur to weigh-in on the Auston Matthews Calder trophy debate. Does location help or hurt Matthews chances?
Illegal Curve: Moose overmatched by Marlies in 6-3 loss. Pre-game notes, goal summary, lineup, player highlights, audio (J.C. Lipon and coach Vincent) and what’s next.
Winnipeg Free Press: Marlies’ offence just too much for Moose. (Paywall). Mike was busy yesterday but managed to cover like three hockey games which included last night’s Manitoba game. Read his recap here.