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Winnipeg Sun: Byfuglien’s back. It will be interesting to see if Big Buff is eased back into the lineup or if he is thrown into the deep end of the pool. We suspect the latter.
Winnipeg Free Press: Byfuglien expected to make immediate impact against Habs. (Paywall). As we discussed during our Jets segments on today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show the Jets big man has such a significant impact on this team both on the ice and on the bench.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Canadiens pre-game report. The Jets were on the ice today in Winnipeg as they prepared to face Montreal at 6:00 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs as well as audio from Nikolaj Ehlers and Jacob Trouba.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
TSN: Jets excited for the return of Byfuglien. Out since mid-February with an ankle injury, Dustin Byfuglien is expected to make his return to the Jets’ lineup tonight against the Canadiens, and his teammates couldn’t be more excited.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included – Does it feel like the final regular season home game? On Dustin Byuglien being on the second power play unit. What does Jack Roslovic have to do to stay in the lineup? What are the benefits for a young player dealing with adversity? What does it mean to have a healthy competition for spots? Can he put a finger on what isn’t going right with Nikolaj Ehlers game?
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets-Islanders Recap, Dustin Byfuglien’s return to the line-up and the impact he can have, Jets/Canadiens Preview, Kyle Connor back up on the top line with Scheifele and Wheeler.
Guests: Jason Bell (Winnipeg Free Press), Marc Dumont (Montreal Canadiens and Laval Rocket analyst for The Athletic Montreal, TSN 690 Radio).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: You Bet Your Jet Saturday Bonus Play Contest/Playoff Position Update for Western & Eastern Conference, Paul Byron’s fight with MacKenzie Weegar & JP Barry’s Comments about “the code”, The epic collapse of the Buffalo Sabres.
Guests: John Matisz (National hockey writer for TheScore), Alfie Michaud (University of Maine Black Bears Assistant Coach), Mitch Peacock (Manitoba Moose play by play broadcaster on TSN 1290 Radio).
To listen to part 2 click here.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.