Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Winnipeg Sun: Comrie gets the call for the Jets. It is well deserved for the third year pro who has been part of a very successful tandem (along with Michael Hutchinson) who has back stopped the Moose to first place in the central (and second overall in the AHL). Ken sets up tonight’s action.
Winnipeg Free Press: Eric Comrie gets start tonight as Jets try to avoid back-to-back losses. (Paywall). Unlike in previous years this Jets team doesn’t often lose the game which follows a loss. I believe the team is 6-1-1 following a regulation or overtime loss this season. Jason gives you his previous of this evening’s game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Leadership takes many forms on a hockey team. (Paywall). The tendency to focus on 4th line guys in Canadian markets just exemplifies how passionate these markets can be about their local hockey teams. Former NHLer turned scribe Scott Campbell delves further into this topic.
Sportsnet: Patrik Laine plays ‘Call of Duty’ with Aleksander Barkov: ‘He’s always online’. Little chirping between the Finnish countrymen.
Sun Sentinel: With Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo hurt again, James Reimer steps back into spotlight. With a look at things from the other side of the rink here is the view from someone who covers Florida.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Panthers pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Florida at BB&T Center tonight with a pre-game chat with Eric Comrie, Dmitry Kulikov and Jacob Trouba.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news we have you covered.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. On why today makes sense to get Eric Comrie in net tonight. Was fatigue a factor for Hellebuyck in last game? On bouncing back from tough games. On Barkov’s game. On the Panthers team. What has stood out about Ben Chiarot since he has come back into the lineup?