Winnipeg Sun: Jets set for puck possession battle with Red Wings. Ken hits you with his report from the rink as the Jets acknowledge that they face a tough test in Detroit.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets blueprint gets a tough test tonight vs. Red Wings. While these games may not be on ESPN Classic anytime soon all that fans care about is that climb up the standings and towards a potential playoff spot.
Winnipeg Free Press: Fans confirm city is special. After the scene we saw last weekend of the New Orleans Saints fan stealing the football from a Cincinnati Bengals fan, this is a good example of what happens when fans show each other some common courtesy.
CBC: 5 Things to Watch. Jeff offers up his five things to watch for tonight including: 1) Let the good lines roll 2) Keeping that chip 3) One and counting … 4) Frolik’s stock rising and 5) Battle between the pipes.
NHL.com: At the Rink. Patrick gives us his preview to get you read for tonight’s action.
Globe and Mail: Surging Jets have luck on their side. Always nice to see veteran writer Roy MacGregor penning a new Jets article.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum (audio). What is it that Frolik makes the players around him better? How difficult is it to create “hate” when you face a team that you don’t see very often (like a Detroit). What is his team’s identity? How important can Frolik be for his team as an offensive asset? Is he asking more from Little from a defensive standpoint? Is he happy with the blueline production? As the sample size grows beyond raw statistics, what are we going to see to know they are getting better?
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Red Wings projected lineups. Take a look at what the lines looked like after practice today and what combos you should expect to see at MTS Centre this evening.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.
Red Wings news:
Detroit Free Press: Wings lose Andrej Nestrasil to Carolina. Ah the perils of the waiver wire. Apparently a few teams put in a claim for the young prospect.