Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: The Jets will face the Sabres (who got pounded last night by the Wild 6-2) tonight at Bell MTS Place with a 7 pm puck drop. The team is scheduled to hit the ice for morning skate at 10:30 am. The Winnipeg Jets pre-game report will have you up to date when the players hit the ice. As soon as illegalcurve.com is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.
Note II: The Moose are in Chicago to take on the Wolves in the first of two back-to-back games on the road. They have a morning skate at 11:15 am at Allstate Arena. Puck drop is at 7 pm as Manitoba looks to maintain their sizable lead in the central division (and first overall in the AHL).
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Gameday vs. Sabres. Paul’s big matchup is Stopping Kane, Eichel. His keys to the game include: 1) Life without Scheif. 2) Help for the captain. 3) The right mindset. 4) On ’em early. 5) The goalies.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets answering critics, a half season at a time. This team isn’t about to pat themselves on the back for where they have gotten to at this point in the year as they know there is still plenty of season left to go.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets thrilled for Slater, still rue NHL decision on Olympics. Not a surprise that the Jets players are happy for their former mate but it is clear that they aren’t happy with the way that the NHL handled this situation.
Winnipeg Free Press: Enstrom’s return will bolster blue line. (Paywall). He had shed the non-contact uniform yesterday and gives the Jets even more options on the backend.
Winnipeg Free Press: Scheifele’s absence creates opportunities for players to branch out. (Paywall). Always good to diversify yourself so you can handle situations like when you are missing Mark Scheifele.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets, NHL talking about Global Series games in Finland. (Paywall). When you have a player with the cache like Patrik Laine it is a no brainer to get this team to Helsinki next season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets ready for playoff takeoff. (Paywall). Former NHLer turned scribe Scott Campbell feels confidence that this Winnipeg squad is for real and can do some damage in the post season.
The Athletic Winnipeg: A look at the Jets after 41 games. (Paywall). Jets are getting some accolades for their play after the first half of the season.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Practice Report. A look at the forward lines used during Thursday’s practice and coach Maurice scrum.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets have to find a way to get points in overtime. Jets play-by-play voice Paul Edmonds speaks with Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph about the Jets win in Colorado, what the plan is for Jack Roslovic, the Jets depth throughout the lineup and the team’s losing record in overtime.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: No reason to think the Jets will fall off. Scott Cullen of TSN.ca joins Kevin Olszewski on the Donvito Roundtable. They discuss the Winnipeg Jets record through the first half of the season, Blake Wheeler’s move to centre.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Roslovic needs to play games. TSN 1290 Winnipeg Jets analyst Josh Green joined Kevin Olszewski on the Donvito Roundtable. They discuss when Jack Roslovic might see game action, Toby Enstrom’s return to practice following an injury, Ben Chiarot’s physical play, Dustin Byfuglien’s return from injury vs. Colorado and the Jets game Friday vs. Buffalo.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets ready for second half surge. Winnipeg Jets d-man Josh Morrissey joined the Big Show to talk about how the club feels about the first half of their season which sees them atop the Central Division, as well as what the team needs to improve on to fix their 0-6 record in overtime.
Illegal Curve: Manitoba will be well represented at the AHL All-Star Classic. Three players and coach Vincent could be appearing in New York for the game.