Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: The Jets are looking to bounce back after a disappointing 5-2 loss to their division rival on Friday night. It was a busy day of practice on Saturday (Jets Practice Report will catch you up) as they prepared to face the Rangers this afternoon at Bell MTS Place. No morning skate with today’s 2 pm puck drop but you can check out the Jets pre-game report. Stay tuned throughout the day for any and all Jets news and updates via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.
Note II: The Moose conclude their nine-game road trip this afternoon in Cleveland. The team has continued their strong play away from Manitoba going 6-1-0-1 to date and overall have a 20-5-1-1 in 27 road games this season. Puck drop in Cleveland is at 2 pm CST.
NHL: Jets keeping closer eye on prospects with AHL affiliate in-house. Tim with a long read on the many benefits of having the Moose in town for the Jets organization.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to the game. Begins with Ken’s big match between Blake Wheeler and Brady Skjei. His five keys include: 1) All about the rebound. 2) Connor heating up. 3) Shaking off the rust. 4) Long live the King. 5) Let the bidding commence.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets ready for Rangers after Friday’s lacklustre effort. With how close the central division is there is no time to waste time lamenting a poor effort. Watch video and make sure that your effort the next game is back to what folks have become accustomed to when watching Winnipeg play.
Winnipeg Sun: Hellebuyck relishing heavy load Jets No. 1 goalie taking steps to stay fresh. Ken asks the questions ‘How much is too much?’ to open this piece and I suspect if you ask any goalie they would want to play every game. We discussed this topic with retired NHL goalie Marty Biron when it comes to Hellebuyck specifically on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show back in January (starts at 10 minute mark). His thought was 60-65 games. Of course back in the Carolina days Paul Maurice once ran Arturs Irbe for 75 games in 1999-00 and 77 games in 2000-01 so it is anyone’s guess.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice changes lines at Jets practice. (Paywall). It is a fairly simple recipe which just requires you to add a dash of Mathieu Perreault and you are likely to see immediate benefit to any line.
The Athletic: Are the Jets playing Connor Hellebuyck too much? (Paywall). Murat also deep dives into the topic of whether the Jets goalie is playing too much.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Practice Report. Take a look at the practice notes, the lines/D pairs, get a health update (Hendricks, Lemieux & Lowry) and hear from Ehlers, Hellebuyck, Hendricks, Byfuglien and coach Maurice.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets/Blues Recap, New Jets forward lines with Mark Scheifele back in the line-up, Jets/Rangers Preview, Michael Hutchinson joins Steve Mason on the IR
Guests: Murat Ates (The Athletic Winnipeg), Dave Maloney (MSG Networks Hockey Analyst)
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach Bill Peters rips his team, Are the Columbus Blue Jackets in danger of missing the playoffs, Manitoba Moose Week in Review
Guests: Marty Biron (Hockey Analyst for TSN, RDS, MSG), Corey Pronman (NHL prospects writer for The Athletic), Jesse Dougherty (The Washington Post)
To listen to part 2 click here.