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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news.

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Jets news:

TSN:  Three Young Stars.  (Video).  After all seven Canadian teams failed to make the NHL playoffs last year, Michael Farber explains how three young guns are raising the bar in hockey’s homeland.

Today’s Slapshot:  Jets keeping big picture in mind on Trouba trade front.  TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger was on TSN Vancouver 1050 today and Chris has transcribed some of that chat.  Not sure fans want to hear or will accept “develop in a patient manner” at this point.

TSN:  What to expect from Laine vs. Ovechkin showdown.  (Video).  Sara Orlesky and Gary Lawless preview the showdown between Patrik Laine and his idol Alex Ovechkin tonight in Winnipeg, explaining that this games mean much more to the Jets’ rookie than the Capitals veteran.

Winnipeg Sun:  Myers and Stuart both out against the CapitalsKen sets you up for tonight’s Jets and Capitals games.

Stuart and Chiarot

Winnipeg Free Press:  Stuart hobbled, Melchiori on blue line against Caps tonight.  (Paywall).  Jason gives his pre-game thoughts in this article.

Sportsnet:  30 ThoughtsNumber 8 (coincidentally) deals with Jacob Trouba and the idea of his signing a short-term bridge deal.

Illegal Curve:  Jets recall Julian Melchiori from Moose; Mark Stuart is day-to-dayMark Stuart must have done something in today’s pre-game skate as he was present during the skate but coach Maurice indicated that he is out for the game tonight against the Capitals.  Julian Melchiori has been recalled.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Capitals projected lineupsTake a look at what the lines looked like after skate today and what combos you should expect to see at MTS Centre this evening.  Audio: Nikolaj Ehlers, Patrik Laine, Josh Morrissey and Blake Wheeler.  Added bonus Alexander Ovechkin who speaks about Laine’s idolization as well as growing up a San Jose Sharks fan.

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumDid he consider swapping Dano for Burmistrov?  Did he factor not pulling Burmistrov after a mistake based on his comments earlier in the season?  Injury updates (Myers, Stuart).  Most dangerous elements of the Capitals?  Change in Washington structure since Trotz took over?  Stuart update.  Biggest challenge for his D core?  What has he liked about Postma’s game since being inserted into the lineup?  What has impressed him about Postma’s character?  Similarities between this team and the one a few years back that previously dealt with injuries but came together?