Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links
Winnipeg Sun: Laine prepared for third meeting vs. Ovechkin. If either team gets a power play I suspect we may some mirror imaging tonight at Bell MTS Place.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets need to shut down NHL’s top scorer Ovechkin. (Paywall). He is back on his usual goal scoring pace (not that the 33 last year were too shabby) and the Jets will have a tall task trying to keep Ovechkin contained tonight.
Washington Post: Inside the mind of the Capitals’ Brett Connolly, a selective sharpshooter in a selective offense. Jesse gets inside the mind of one of the Capitals players.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Capitals pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Washington at Bell MTS Place tonight and hear from Blake Wheeler and Matt Hendricks.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news we have you covered.
TSN: Jets would like to add a bit more grit, defensive depth. Will the Jets be active prior to the February 26th trade deadline? If so, who would they be willing to part with? Is there an urgency for Winnipeg to ‘win now’? Hockey Insider Darren Dreger shares his thoughts.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. Same lineup? Tightness of games at this point in the season. Thoughts on top line. Health updates. Thoughts on Alex Ovechkin this season? Does he see similarities between Laine and Ovechkin? Thoughts on Jets D pairs since Trouba went down. On Blake Wheeler’s goal scoring drought.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Moving a first round pick would make sense for Jets. Missed this from yesterday when TSN’s Pierre LeBrun discussed the trade market with the deadline two weeks away, the Winnipeg Jets needs.