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Latest Jets news.

Note:  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as the site is updated we notify you via twitter @illegalcurve and Facebook.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Stafford, Myers excited to be taking to the ice with the Jets.  You can expect it to be quite a jolt to go from last place Buffalo to a team that is in the thick of a playoff race.

Winnipeg Sun:  New Jets gung-ho for playoff race.  Both new acquisitions sounded very excited about the opportunity.

Winnipeg Sun:  ‘You won’t find a better person than Myers’.   Ken spoke with Ryan Huska, Junior coach for Tyler Myers, who provided insight on the Jets newest defenceman.  Unmasked: Jets tandem allows time to improve.  Correspondent Kevin Woodley goes deep on this look at the Jets goalie tandem including how Jets goalie coachWade Flaherty can now spend more time working on technical aspects of his goalies game.

Photo Credit:  Colin Jensen

Photo Credit: Colin Jensen

Olean Times Herald:  Prospect Brendan Lemieux piling up goals, getting ready for NHL.  Bill Hoppe wrote this about a month ago about the Sabres prospect but is worth reading for Jets fans who want to know more about the young gun.

Illegal Curve:  Game day set-up.  Setting up tonight’s Jets and Predators game with projected lines, starting goalies, games notes and more.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum (audio).   On integrating two new players.  Are Myers and Enstrom a good match-up?  Is chemistry the biggest concern?  On the adjustment.  Being able to rely on Byfuglien on the backend again.  Any discussion about all the hubub?  Would he put them in the starting lineup to make them feel a part of the team?  Shock value to the trade for the new players?  Extra motivation.  On the success the Predators have at home. 

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Predators projected lineupsTake a look at what the lines looked like after practice today and what combos you should expect to see at Bridgestone Arena this evening.

Illegal Curve:  Morning Papers.  If you missed any of the news (and there was a lot this AM) we have you covered.  

TSN 1200 Ottawa:  In the Box (audio).  Steve and Todd are joined by one of the newest members of the Sabres, Zach Bogosian to talk about his trade to Buffalo, playing closer to home, how he found out about the news, and what he’s looking forward to about playing in Buffalo.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Rona Roundtable (audio).  Brendan Lemieux of the Barrie Colts talks with Rick Ralph about how he found out he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets and shared his excitement to join a new organization.

TSN 690 Montreal: The Morning Show. The guys on the Morning Show discuss the Evander Kane trade and who won it with TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.

TSN 1040 Vancouver: The Bro Jake Show. TSN host James Duthie tells the Bro Jake Show that Winnipeg did well in the Evander Kane deal, saying Tyler Myers should excel with a better team surrounding him.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  The Big Show (audio).  Dennis Beyak explains why Paul Maurice likes Byfuglien on the blueline and the impact that he brings ahead of Winnipeg’s matchup with the Predators.

Predators news:

The Tennessean:  Predators’ Mike Fisher prepares for playoffs, parenthood.  Sounds like it has been quite the year for the Peterborough, Ontario native.