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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 illegalcurve.com is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Enstrom having knee surgery.  (Paywall).  Ed was down at the MTS Centre and files this pre-game report.

CBC:  Jets face Canucks in race for Western Conference cellar.  Nothing says excitement like last place finish.

CBC:  Things to watch as Jets try to sweep season series against Canucks.  Includes: 1) Canucks scoring drought. 2) Pavelec. 3) Postma. 4) Sweeping season series. 5) Dwindling moose signs.

Postma close up

The Province:  Winnipeg, the NHL’s smallest market, has its challenges.  Just some talk about the Byfuglien and Ladd contract situations and how they impact Winnipeg.

Illegal Curve:  Tobias Enstrom to have surgery Thursday; out indefinitely.  Interesting to hear that Enstrom has been dealing with this issue since November but only now with a press of games and not enough time for recovery will he have the procedure performed.  Full quotes from Maurice in the post.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Canucks projected lineupsTake a look at what the lines looked like after skate today and what combos you should expect to see at the MTS Centre this evening.  Audio includes Blake Wheeler, Drew Stafford and Nic Petan.  

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

Jets audio:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Does it make sense to give Scheifele big dollars? (Paywall).  In this episode of “White Noise” sports editor Steve Lyons and reporter Paul Wiecek are at the MTS Centre talking Mark Scheifele and his future with the Jets.  (Jets talks starts at 8:55 mark).

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Rona Roundtable.  Chris Peters of CBS Sports Eye on Hockey discusses Kyle Connor’s borderline-historic season in Michigan.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Topics include – Will Nic Petan play with Scheifele and Wheeler? What type of growth has he seen in Petan’s game?  On the different line combo he has used this season.  How has it helped him to evaluate what he has?  Status of Enstrom?  How does he frame these last three weeks?

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  The Big Show.  TSN’s Ray Ferraro stopped by for some NHL talk including open ice hitting in the league, two moves the Canadiens need to make in the summer and why players on cellar dwelling teams couldn’t care less about chasing a top draft pick.

Canucks news:

Vancouver Sun:  Canucks’ first goal? Score a goal.  The Jets opposition tonight isn’t exactly having a banner season.  Here is a game preview from an opposition beat writer.

Another busy day for Jets, Moose and Ice news on https://illegalcurve.com/

Ensure you are up-to-date before we start all over again tomorrow morning.

The Winnipeg Ice have found their captain for the 2022-23 season and it will be Winnipegger Carson Lambos who just got back from Minnesota Wild camp.

The team also announced the rest of their leadership group.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-ice-name-winnipegger-carson-lambos-captain-and-confirm-leadership-group/

The Jets may be off but the Moose were not.

Following skate Jets 2021 1st rounder Chaz Lucius spoke as did Simon Kubicek.

https://illegalcurve.com/manitoba-moose-training-camp-day-4/

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