Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: The Jets are back on the ice today at 11:00 AM for a practice at Bell MTS Place as they prepare to face the Blackhawks tomorrow night here in Winnipeg. We shall have to wait to see who from the Moose they end up recalling to be the extra defenceman.
Note II: The Moose are also on the ice today as they prepare for another day of practice at the IcePlex The team has a triple header upcoming starting Friday in Belleville and then back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday against the Marlies in Toronto. Get caught up with everything that happened at the IcePlex yesterday in the Manitoba Moose Practice Report.
Winnipeg Sun: Mason not messing with brain injury. Smart to remember that while hockey is your profession there is life after hockey and you want to be able to enjoy it.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets defencemen step up when two go down. (Paywall). Has a bit of a feeling of last season but clearly the Jets depth on the back end has been able to step up this season.
Winnipeg Free Press: After 15 games in 28 days, weary Jets are looking forward to… practice? There haven’t been many Jets Practice Reports that I’ve done this year but today that changes as the team looks to get back to fine tuning their game with some practice.
Winnipeg Free Press: Diving in at every opportunity. There was plenty of question as to the value of the rookie sitting up in the press box rather than playing but that concern has been allayed with the injury to Byfuglien. Poolman will be playing for awhile as 33 recovers from his week-to-week injury.
Official NHL site: Perreault providing depth, versatility for Jets. When you can have a guy like 85 on the 4th line you know you have a wee bit of depth.
Sportsnet: Wheeler ‘one of the best passers in the game’. Effusive praise from his centre.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Production coming from the bottom six. Tim Campbell of NHL.com joined the Afternoon Ride to discuss the Jets’ bottom-six depth, how Mathieu Perreault’s early season injury allowed him to assume a new role with the emergence of Kyle Connor, Josh Morrissey’s progress and intelligence, and why being “unnoticeable” is a good thing for Dmitry Kulikov.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets as deep as any team in the NHL. TSN’s Dave Poulin joined the Afternoon Ride to talk about what GM Kevin Cheveldayoff should do as the team pushes for a playoff spot, how many goals he thinks the Copp/Lowry/Tanev line can produce, why backup goalie Steve Mason will have a critical role, how Blake Wheeler elevates the Jets, the waning shift length in the NHL, and the Jets’ crucial upcoming divisional games.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: It’s all coming together for the Jets. CBC Sports contributor Tim Wharnsby joins the Afternoon Ride to discuss the Jets as a legitimate contender, their nice mix of “speed” and “heavy” players, the calming influence of Matt Hendricks, and how the culture of winning is going “top to bottom” in the Jets’ organization.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets injuries on defence a non-issue. TSN 1290 hockey analyst JP Vigier breaks down the Winnipeg Jets’ 5-1 win over Vancouver Monday night and addresses the state of the team going forward. Topics include Mathieu Perreault’s strong play in a fourth line role, the growing confidence of the Lowry/Copp/Tanev line, and the state of the defence without Dustin Byfuglien.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets have chance to bank points against divisional opponents. The Hockey News’ Ryan Kennedy takes a seat at the Donvito Roundtable with Kevin Olszewski to discuss headlines from around the NHL, including the importance of the next week for the Jets, the depth and dominance of the Lightning, injuries throughout the league, the “flailing” Senators, the Erik Karlsson saga, and who’s the best in a tight Metropolitan Division.
Illegal Curve: Manitoba Moose Practice Report. A look at what was happening on the ice at the IcePlex, Cam Maclise gets a new deal, health updates (Kulevich, Nogier and Hutchinson), Comrie back in the fold and maintaining focus.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Moose began to gel during California road trip. Moose defenceman Cam Schilling chats with Kevin Olszewski on a number of topics, including the team’s recent nine game winning streak, a ‘bittersweet’ week off prior to last weekend’s back-to-back games against Milwaukee, their upcoming eastern road trip, and his impressions of Jack Roslovic.