Note: Tune into the NHL Mid-Week Show on TSN Radio 1290 tonight from 6 pm to 8 pm as the guys, joined by yours truly who will be sitting in for Drew Mindell, to discuss all the latest NHL news. Guests: Dan Wood (Anaheim Ducks Radio Colour Commentator), Jim Fox (Colour Commentator LA Kings TV).
The Hockey News: Keeping promise to make stronger NHL playoff push in sophomore season. This is not the same team that we saw last year and the Jets are proving that over and over again as they manage to win games that last season they probably would have lost.
TSN: NHL Power Rankings. Despite having won five of seven games (not including last night’s win over Boston) the Jets only moved up five spots to #19 on this list. Even though they had 15 (now 16) wins, they were ranked behind teams with fewer wins like the Rangers, Lightning, Sharks, Canucks and Coyotes. Where would you rank the Jets in the Top 30?
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel audio from MTS Centre. Having the Jets staying on task. What is Coach Noel’s blueprint for keeping his team staying on task? (funny response by coach). Little/Ladd/Wheeler line an unquestioned 1st line. If things aren’t going well for that line do they need to be corrected or can they guide their own path? Playing same team at the National Hockey League level is unusual, his thoughts. Going back to Moose days, was difficult to sweep a back-to-back, still the case? Al Montoya’s status “getting close”. Thoughts on Burmistrov’s game. Does decision on giving Pavelec a break rest on Montoya’s status?
Illegal Curve: Players audio from MTS Centre. The Jets are not basking in the glow of yesterday’s win over the Bruins. Instead they have turned their attention to the next game against division rival Washington Capitals. Audio from captain Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler, Zach Bogosian and Ondrej Pavelec.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers. If you missed any of today’s news, we have you covered.