Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: Not much excitement in Jets-villle after the team dropped their second straight game last night in Calgary 6-3 to the Flames to open the season at 0-2. What made this a particularly bad loss was the Jets held a 3-1 edge but allowed five straight goals. The team is slated to practice today in Edmonton at 3:15 pm CT.
Note II: The Moose on the other hand gave folks something to cheer about as they got revenge on the defending Calder Cup champs who had beaten them the night before. The game was delayed an hour due to a power outage in Grand Rapids but it didn’t appear to impact the Moose players on Saturday night. They rolled to a 7-2 victory on the strength of three point nights from Kyle Connor (2G 1A), Brendan Lemieux (1G 2A), Jack Roslovic (1G 2A), Michael Sgarbossa (2G 1A) and Sami Niku chipped in with two assists. Michael Hutchinson picked up his first regular season AHL win since he led the IceCaps to victory back on April 19th, 2014. The team has the day off and will spend the week preparing for the home opener against the Cleveland Monsters next Friday at Bell MTS Place.
Winnipeg Sun: Flames broil Jets. One team certainly got roasted all right. Ken with his thoughts on the game in Calgary.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets fall to Flames 6-3. (Paywall). Jason takes you back to Calgary to get his insight into the loss the Jets suffered last night.
Winnipeg Free Press: Hockey wasn’t on Kulikov’s radar growing up in Russia. (Paywall). Interesting story on how the defenceman hadn’t been living and dreaming about being in the NHL from that young age that we traditionally think most folks who play in the NHL have done all their lives.
The Athletic: Jets’ silent star, Dustin Byfuglien, has made his mark on Winnipeg without his words. (Paywall). As I said when players were announced for the home opener on Wednesday, I’m not sure there is a more popular player overall that the big man from Minnesota.
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Illegal Curve: Post-game report. Head back inside the Scotiabank Saddledome to hear from Blake Wheeler, Adam Lowry, and coach Maurice.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay (Part 1):
Topics: The Jets lose their home opener 7-2 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jets new line combinations, Jets Sign Nikolaj Ehlers to a 7 year, $42 million dollar contract extension, Jets @ Flames Preview, Winnipeg Jets Over/Under for 2017-18 season
Guests: Kristen Odland (Calgary Flames beat reporter for Postmedia) and John Matisz (Hockey writer/editor for Postmedia and The Toronto Sun)
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Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay (Part 2):
Topics: How do you slow down Connor McDavid? Manitoba Moose 2017’18 Season Preview. NHL Awards Predictions. NHL News and Notes
Guests: Dan Robertson (Play by Play voice of the Montreal Canadiens on TSN 690), Dave Jamieson (Dave Jamieson Show, TSN 1260 Edmonton).
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