Winnipeg Free Press: Dustin Byfuglien – our man at the All-Star game. He received 38% of votes on our poll and was without question the player on this team most deserving of representing the Jets at the All-Star game later this month in Columbus.
Winnipeg Free Press: New troops for Jets against Kings. With a team fighting to keep their spot in the playoffs and having lost four of their last five this couldn’t have come soon enough.
Winnipeg Sun: Christmas in Southern California. When coach Maurice spoke to the media back in December about what the return of these players would mean for the team he said that each player would be like a Christmas gift. So it must have been a super Christmas to get them all back in one game.
Illegal Curve: Game day set-up. Setting up tonight’s Jets and Coyotes game with projected lines, starting goalies, games notes and more.
Illegal Curve: Jets roster gets injection. The Jets got a late Christmas gift as Kane, Stuart and Enstrom are back in the lineup. Cormier and Ellerby head back to St. John’s.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum (audio). What is status of Little? On the players who stepped up for the injured players. What does he see as the challenge the Kings bring? How much of a difference can Stuart bring to the game? On keeping Byfuglien on the back end. On Byfuglien’s smarts.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Kings projected lineups. Take a look at what the lines looked like after practice today and what combos you should expect to see at Staples Center this evening.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.
LA Times: Mike Richards a healthy scratch vs. Jets tonight? Not so fast. Appears that the Kenora product will in fact be in the lineup to take on the ‘local’ team.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Part 1: 0:00 – Jets lose 4-1 to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. 13:56 – Jets vs. Kings Preview. 26:39 – Interview with Jim Fox, LA Kings Analyst. 39:26 – Dustin Byfuglien’s contract situation. 53:15 – Interview with Brendan McCarthy, St. John’s Telegram. 1:06:32 – How the Jets roster will look when all players return from injury.
Part 2: 0:00 – Interview with Brian Hayward, Ducks Analyst. 14:56 – Teemu Selanne Memories. 25:27 – Our All-Star picks. 39:34 – Mike Richards’ struggles with the LA Kings. 52:08 – NHL News & Notes. 1:06:00 – Rapid Fire, Cheers & Jeers.