Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: The Jets kick off a two game home stand today starting with the Wild at 4 pm. With the early start time there won’t be a morning skate. The lineup will be adjusted with the recent injuries as well as Shawn Matthias being done for the rest of the season. As always keep it locked to illegalcurve.com for pre and post game news and be sure to follow us on social media including Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.
Note II: The Moose will hold an practice today at 12 pm at Kirkfield Westwood Community Centre.
Winnipeg Free Press: Taming the Wild no easy task. (Paywall). When you’ve gone 0-4 against a team in a season that is somewhat of an understatement but they are coming in a bit wounded having lost four in a row (including last night to the Rangers) with wins over just two of nine opponents n March.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets look to seize opportunity against Wild. This is like the reverse of what happened with the Jets and the Hawks. Now Winnipeg is looking to avoid a series sweep against their southern rivals.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs. Wild. Ted’s list includes: 1) Blue-line shuffle. 2) Contain Granlund. 3) Take advantage. 4) Good goalies? 5) How sweet home? And Ted’s big matchup is Patrik Laine vs. Mikael Granlund.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets injury-ravaged defence corps holding its own. It has gone from bad to worse with all the starters out of the lineup and we shall see how the rest hold up without those veterans.
Winnipeg Sun: Finnish fans travel great distance to watch Laine play. It really is impressive the level of dedication folks in Finland have for their favoured son.
Winnipeg Sun: Laine keeps focus on game not Calder race. It isn’t surprising that he isn’t going to get overly engaged in chatter about the trophy that Jets fans have set as the ultimate prize for this season.
Illegal Curve: Jets Injury Report. Updates on Postma, Matthias, Enstrom, Myers and Trouba.
Illegal Curve: Jets Practice Report. Small group of players took to the ice. We heard from Adam Lowry, Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey and coach Maurice.
TSN 1050 Toronto: Laine is my Rookie of the Year. TSN Hockey Analytics writer Travis Yost joined Andy McNamara to break down who would be his Analytics Rookie of the Year, the legacy Erik Karlsson is developing and which team is the biggest disappointment of the season.
Illegal Curve: Moose finally end losing skid with 5-3 win as kids help defeat IceHogs. Recap of the game interspersed with video and post-game audio from Kyle Connor, Jake Kulevich and coach Vincent.
Illegal Curve: Moose welcomed their 5 millionth fan since 1996. It was a night to remember for long time Moose fan Paul Vieira and his family.
Winnipeg Free Press: Three-mendous combination. (Paywall). The line of Connor-Roslovic-DeSalvo was flying last night and Mike has more on their efforts.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Topics: Jets-Islanders Recap, Should the Jets solve their goaltending problem via free agency or trade, Travis Yost’s article, Jets-Wild Preview, Is Brad Marchand a Hart Trophy candidate
Guest: Mike Greenlay (Minnesota Wild Color Analyst)
To listen to part one click here.
Topics: Eastern Conference teams dealing with significant injuries, Brendan Lemieux’s injury/development
Guests: Ben Raby (Host, Washington Capitals Radio Network), John Langel (Attorney for US women’s hockey players), Anthony San Filippo (610 AM Sports Philadelphia).
To listen to part two click here.