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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:

USA Today:  NHL Xmas list – 30 things that teams need most.  Goalie Connor Hellebuyck is on this list for Jets fans.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Tanev’s mom a Jets fan in this battle of her boys.  (Paywall).  As I said this morning Ryan and Drew Miller’s mom used to wear a split jersey but it appears Chris and Brandon’s mother has no such divided loyalty.

Winnipeg Sun:  Petan returns to Jets’ lineup in hometown.  Will be a nice homecoming for the kid from North Delta, B.C.  Ted sets you up for tonight’s game from Vancouver.

The Province:  Canucks Game Day: Laine’s ‘I’m good’ bravado, Horvat’s challenge, Ehler’s emergence.  Lots of good Jets related stuff in this one.

Nikolaj Ehlers moves up ice

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Province:  Oh brother, Tanev siblings face each other for first time in NHL.  Their mom saying she’s cheering for Winnipeg is classic as she chooses to support the younger brother with a lot less NHL experience.

Sportsnet:  Patrik Laine “I know how good i am and i’m not afraid to say it”.  (Video).  Patrik Laine credits his excellent start in the NHL to his confidence.

ESPN:  Ryan Kesler, shutdown machine, dishes on how to contain some of the game’s biggest stars.  Includes his thoughts on how to shut down Jets top centre Mark Scheifele.

Illegal Curve:  Jets activate Nic Petan off IR.  The B.C. native has to be happy that he was activated to play in his home Province.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Canucks pre-game reportTake a look at what the Winnipeg and Vancouver projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie are for tonight’s game at Rogers Arena. Jets Audio:  Nic Petan, Patrik Laine and Drew Stafford.

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumOn Laine’s swagger.  What does he want to see from Nic Petan as he gets back into the lineup?  Opportunity for him on the power play?  Any added excitement from Brandon today as he gets ready to face his brother?  What does he like about the match-up playing same team twice this week?  Might it be a positive to play two road games with no travel?  What made that goal that Laine scored special?