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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:  Wheeler out of lineup for tonight’s game against Stars.  Here is Ed’s game preview that he filed from the MTS Centre this afternoon.

Winnipeg Sun:  Wheeler out of Winnipeg Jets lineup for game vs. Stars.  Paul previews the game between two beat up hockey teams.

CBC:  5 Things to watch.  Jeff looks at five things including:  1) The final stretch 2) Brotherly love 3) Injury news 4) Feeling right at home and 5) Gone streaking.

Myers skating up ice  Wheeler sidelined vs. Stars.  Plenty to read in Patrick’s post about the game.

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

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum (audio).   Is there any danger to diminishing Byfuglien with the constant shifting of him from forward to defence and vice versa?  Would he ever need to just to leave Byfuglien at defence?  What is Blake Wheeler’s status?  Where is Eric O’Dell?  What has he noticed about the team’s play at home?  Does he change the philosophy of aggressiveness given the holes in the lineup?  Was he expecting a tough stretch at this point in the season based on his style of play?  What is he expecting from the Stars?  Why is he going with Hutchinson?  Is he willing to ride Hutchinson down the stretch?  Is this home stretch the key opportunity for the Jets?  Is the pressure of the playoffs impacting the team?  What makes it difficult to getting back to the good, defensive style of game?  Was it a given when Wheeler wasn’t a go to put Frolik on the 1st line and why?

Illegal Curve:  Blake Wheeler out with a lower body injury.  It is tough to lose such an important player for any games this late in the season.  Jets fans have to hope it is only for one game.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Stars projected lineupsTake 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 we have you covered.  

Stars news:

Dallas Morning News:  Jhonas Enroth in goal, but we’re not quite sure why the decision was made.  The goalie decision has Dallas media scratching their heads.

Dallas Morning News:  Four things the Stars could do heading into their final 22 games.  They are chasing a lot of teams and here are four things they can do in the final stretch.