Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: The Jets are back in action as they finish off the last couple of games before their five-day break. Tonight they take on division rival Chicago at the United Center. Morning skate kicks off at 11:30 am and puck drop is at 7:30 pm. 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 held off ice workouts and did video review on Thursday but today they hit the ice to prepare to face the Iowa Wild in a pair of afternoon games at Bell MTS Place. Practice starts at 10 am at Bell MTS Place.
Winnipeg Sun: Five Keys for Jets vs Blackhawks. Ken’s big matchup is Blake Wheeler vs Duncan Keith. His keys to the game include: 1) That’s what you call a response. 2) Slump? What slump? 3) Byfuglien heating up. 4) Desperate time. 5) Kane more than able.
Winnipeg Sun: Perreault’s productive no matter where he goes. No question that he is the type of player that simply makes everyone around him better.
Winnipeg Free Press: Versatile veteran Perreault provides great example for younger Jets. (Paywall). Whether it is on the 4th line or any line #85 contributes to any of his linemates.
Winnipeg Free Press: Hot Hellebuyck in net for Blackhawks game. (Paywall). The Jets All-Star goalie gets the call in the crease and will have a good test in a Chicago team that is trying to climb into playoff contention.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice moves to the good side of average as Jets soar in first half. (Paywall). Former NHLer turned scribe Scott Campbell with his thoughts on the Jets bench boss.
The Hockey News: Wheeler might not win the Hart Trophy, but he continues to show why he’s the Jets’ MVP. The Jets captain has worked himself into the conversation and the elevation of his game since his move to centre probably adds to what he has done this season.
Illegal Curve: Jets Practice Report. Take a look at what happened yesterday at the Jets practice yesterday in Chicago.
TSN: Is it time for the Jets to get off their cheque book? That’s Hockey discusses the Jets’ plans for the trade deadline, and whether it’s time for the team to make a splash, add salary and make a run at a Stanley Cup.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Roslovic getting better each shift. Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun joins Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discuss the injuries to Adam Lowry and Brandon Tanev, Jack Roslovic’s impact with the Jets so far, which goalies will start the upcoming games and the playoff race in the Central Division.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hellebuyck’s game continues to evolve. Former NHL goalie and TSN 1050 hockey analyst Andy Chiodo joined host Kevin Olszewski to discuss the progression of Winnipeg Jets All-Star goalie Connor Hellebuyck and gives a breakdown on other net minders around the NHL.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Wheeler leading Jets on and off the ice. Jets d-man Josh Morrissey joined the Big Show as the team was off in Chicago to discuss the upcoming back to back against the Blackhawks and Wild, the team’s play after the Christmas Break without Mark Scheifele and what it was like being next to Blake Wheeler as he learned of his first all-star bid and what the captain means to the team.