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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

Note:  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Jets news:

FRS News:  Josh Morrissey is quietly having a breakout season in Winnipeg.  After some seasoning in the AHL he has made a nice transition to the NHL.

FRS News:  Bob McKenzie doesn’t think Maurice is in any trouble with the Jets. Chris Nichols transcribed a chat TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 Thursday afternoon.

Winnipeg Sun:  Armia, Matthias back in Jets lineup tonight.  Ted’s game preview from Vancouver.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Matthias and Armia return to Jets lineup for rematch with Canucks.  (Paywall).  Paul’s game preview from Vancouver.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Plenty of blame to go around in Jetsville.   (Paywall).  Scott holds some folks accountable and isn’t afraid to apportion blame where he sees fit.

The Province:  Five items of note ahead of tonight’s game.  Includes: 1) Ryan Miller gets the start and the coach isn’t really sure why. 2) Alex Biega just played his best game. 3) Sven Baertschi was unfazed by his healthy scratch. 4) The Canucks power play continues to struggle. 5) Derek Dorsett gives a lot more detail about his surgery.

Sportsnet:  Handing out Western Conference trade grades for 2016.  The Jets didn’t make many (one) but they did get handed a nice grade for their effort.

ESPN:  The All-Trade-Candidates Team.  (Paywall).  No surprise that Jacob Trouba cracked this list.  Of course with the long term health of Tyler Myers currently in question this may not be the certainty it was once seen as.

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TSN:  Should the Jets replace Maurice?  (Video).  It’s been a tough season so far for the Jets, so should they make a coaching change? Who is the most disappointing team in the NHL this season? Craig Button and Steve Simmons debate this and more in the latest edition of ‘Like It, Don’t Like It’.

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:  Joel Armia and Shawn Matthias.

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Who is coming out for Armia & Matthias?  On what he expects from Armia and Matthias coming into the lineup.  Expect a similar start from the last game?  Switching goalies, is it performance related or something else?  On how many times he’s been asked about the 2nd period problems for the Jets.