Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Winnipeg Sun: Scheifele set to face Blues. Nice symmetry that number 55 is returning for game 55 on the Jets schedule after missing 16 games. Ken sets up the game in this preview.
Winnipeg Free Press: Mark Scheifele returns to the ice tonight on the No. 1 line. (Paywall). After missing 16 games I suspect we will hear a big cheer when 55 takes the ice. Mike sets up tonight’s game.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues defenseman Edmundson out six weeks with broken forearm. He’s eaten up a lot of minutes on the Blues back end this season.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Blues pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face St. Louis at Bell MTS Place tonight and hear from Dmitry Kulikov.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news we have you covered.
Sportsnet: Tape to Tape Podcast – Are the Jets better off keeping Wheeler at centre? Covers a number of Jets topics including: 1) Keeping Wheeler at centre? 2) Do the Jets make moves at the deadline? 3) Injuries not hurting the Jets. 4) How do the Jets stack up against the Preds?
Coach Maurice pre-game scrum Is he looking to ease Scheifele back into the lineup? How long does he expect it to take Scheifele to get back into form? Update on Mason/Hutchinson. How will he know when Scheifele is back to a game rhythm? What will he be looking for to see if 29 fits with 55 & 26? How does Schwartz change the dynamic for tonight’s game? What did he like about the chemistry between Dano and Petan? What did he learn about his team when Scheifele was out 16 games? How has he avoided ruining a players rhythm when their ice time gets reduced? Is there a physical aspect to this?