Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Winnipeg Jets on April 9, 2017 — No Comments

Note:  While the Jets season is officially over after last night’s 2-1 win over the Predators and the players will be leaving the city we will have a chance to reflect with them about the 2016-17 this morning at the MTS Centre.  Kicks off at 8:30 am and should run until about noon.  Coach Paul Maurice and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will address the media on Monday.  So keep it locked to illegalcurve.com as well as our various social media accounts including  Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Note II:  After the parent club has exited the building there will still be hockey to be played at the MTS Centre as the Manitoba Moose finish off the home portion of their 2016-17 season this afternoon as they look for the weekend series sweep over the Roadrunners.  I will finish off the season (my 76th Jets/Moose game) providing colour analysis for the broadcast along with play by play voice Mitch Peacock on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting with pre-game at 1:45 pm.  Puck drop is at 2 pm.

Jets news:

Globe and Mail:  Jets beat Predators, end season on seven-game win streak.  Judy recaps last night’s game.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets go out on a high.  While it wasn’t a banner game for the first 40 minutes the Jets managed to get things turned around in the final frame.  Ken recaps the action as a familiar pair played the role of heroes.

Photo Credit: Rodney Braun

Winnipeg Sun:  Thorburn may have played final game with Jets.  Hitting game #750 was a pretty significant milestone for one of the most well likely players on this Winnipeg roster.

Winnipeg Sun:  Connor takes advantage of opportunity.  He got the bump up from the 4th to the 3rd line and showed what he has been doing for the last few months with the Moose.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets cap disappointing season with seven-game winning streak.  (Paywall).  Nothing says unexpected like a seven game win streak for the first time in franchise (both Jets 2.0 and Thrashers) history.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Morrissey soars in first season with Jets.  (Paywall).  We’ve talked about his performance all season long.

Game 82 – Jets 2 Predators 1:

Illegal Curve:  Post-game Report.  Some quick numbers and audio from Blake Wheeler, Connor Hellebuyck, Kyle Connor and coach Maurice.

Illegal Curve:  Team Award winners.  The Jets handed out some hardware in advance of the game last night.  Here are the recipients as well as a list of the past winners.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:

Topics:  Jets-Blue Jackets Recap, Has Jacob Trouba earned himself a lengthy contract extension with the Jets with his play this year, Jets-Predators Preview, Jets sign Jansen Harkins to an entry level deal and sign Michael Spacek to an ATO

Guests:  Ken Wiebe (Winnipeg Sun), Adam Vingan (The Tennessean).

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics:  Brad Marchand’s two game suspension for spearing Jake Dotchin, Saying goodbye to Joe Louis Arena, Previewing the Frozen Four Final, Jets-Predators Preview continued

Guests:  Eric Comrie (Manitoba Moose goaltender), Bob Duff (Detroit Red Wings writer for Hockeybuzz.com), Chris Peters (Freelance hockey writer covering the Frozen Four)

To listen to part 2 click here.