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Latest Jets news.

Note:  Game 4 is tonight at 8:30 pm.  Fans across the city and province are beyond excited to see their team win one at the MTS Centre.  Be sure to follow us on social media @illegalcurve, Facebook and our Instagram account for pictures and the latest Jets news.

Jets news:

Sportsnet:  Jets, Ducks letting history be their guide.  The odds (and history) favour the Ducks but they will have a tough challenge ahead from a Jets team not prepared to roll over.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets ‘going to bring all we have tonight’.  I’m expecting a full court press from the home side tonight as they have shown this season that they seem to play best when their backs are up against the wall.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Man behind the Whiteout happy to see it’s back.   Always interesting to read how these traditions get started.

WHiteout at MTS

Photo Credit: Rodney Braun

Winnipeg Free Press:  Harper launches post-budget tour in Winnipeg, will attend tonight’s Jets game.  The PM has attended a number of games in the past and as a big hockey fan I’m not surprised he will be in attendance this evening.

Winnipeg Sun:  “Why not us”.  It was a simple message scrawled across the white board inside the Jets room and the players seemed to have adopted the mantra.

Illegal Curve:  Game Day Set-Up: Ducks @ Jets.  Setting up tonight’s Jets and Ducks game 4 with projected lines, starting goalies, game notes and more.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Ducks Game 4 projected lineupsThe lines were jumbled today as Ladd, Myers, Perreault and Pardy were all missing from the skate this morning.  Audio:  Little, Stuart, Myers and Perreault.

Illegal Curve:  Nikolaj Ehlers gets called up.  Despite some fans hope that he would be in the lineup coach Maurice confirmed that the 1st round pick in 2014 will be up for dinner and to take in the atmosphere of the playoffs.

Illegal Curve:  Morning Jets Papers.  If you missed any of the news we have you covered.  

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler & Lawless.  Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joins Hustler & Lawless ahead of game 4 between the Winnipeg Jets & Anaheim Ducks. Dreger discusses possible changes in the Jets lines, and what offseason moves the organization will face.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Rona Roundtable.  Shane Hnidy joins Rick Ralph and Andrew Paterson for his ‘Notes at Noon’ prior to Game 4 of the Jets/Ducks series.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Hear the Jets bench boss talk about getting his team ready for game 4.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  The Big Show.  With the added pressure, Dennis Beyak says he expects Big Buff to elevate his game along with each of his Winnipeg teammates.

Ducks news:

Yahoo Sports:  No lead is safe.  When you read that the Ducks have led for 11:21 of the series and trailed for 67:19 it is hard to believe that Anaheim is the team with the 3-0 series lead.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Ducks find Jets fans spirited, but won’t let themselves be distracted.  You can tell that it isn’t just the Jets players soaking up the atmosphere at the MTS Centre.  But this is a focused Anaheim team that won’t allow a “Kesler sucks” or “Ryan’s hairline” chant to change their focus.

Photo Credit:  Rodney Braun

Photo Credit: Rodney Braun

Orange County Register:  Jakob Silfverberg proves all-around value with playoff performance.  He has proven to be quite a Jets killer this series.

After 20 minutes of play in Edmonton the Jets find themselves down 1-0 to the Oilers.

But the big news was that Dan Robertson is now "officially" the new play by play voice of Winnipeg on TSN.

What are your initial thoughts?

https://illegalcurve.com/tsn-names-dan-robertson-as-the-new-play-by-play-voice-of-the-winnipeg-jets/

The Jets lines to kick off game 1 of the pre-season against the Oilers:

Perfetti - Dubois - Reichel
Harkins - Stenlund - Maenalanen
Malott - Lucius - Appleton
Toninato - Gustafsson - Eyssimont

Stanley - DeMelo
Capobianco - Kovacevic
Chisholm - Gawanke
Sautner

Rittich
Holm

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