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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 GO:   Jets lose swagger without Laine. (Video).  While the Jets lose the points and timely goals from the absence of Patrik Laine, Dave Poulin explains that they will also miss the swagger he brings to the club.

USA Today:  NHL All-Star Game 2017 roster projections.  While we will know the official rosters at noon Eastern tomorrow but Kevin Allen tries his hand at prognosticating the All-Star rosters today.  I would suggest Nikolaj Ehlers as someone who should merit consideration for the game.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets could be Canada’s worst NHL team.  It isn’t by much but based on the standings that is a factual headline.  Will it still be the same by season’s end?

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets must avoid getting burned by Flames’ hot blue-line corps.  (Paywall).  Jets are well aware of what happened in that last Flames game as they get ready to face Calgary tonight.  Jason sets up the game.

Calgary Herald:  ‘Calm and steady’ Johnson back in goal against Laine-less Jets.  A look at the game from a beat writer that covers the Flames.

ESPN:  Impact of Patrik Laine’s concussion on Jets.  (Paywall).  Talks about Laine’s concussion, Jets approach to it, impact it could have on Ehlers as well as what it could do to Laine’s place in the Calder race.

ESPN:  Should players have to fight after delivering a clean but hard hitESPN held a roundtable discussion about this subject and my response if I had been included would be no.  I understand the emotion involved and how you want to come to a teammate’s defence but if the hit is clean why should you have to defend yourself?  I thought that with Byfuglien’s hit on Stone last year and thought the same with the McCabe hit on Laine.  Nikolaj Ehlers emerging for JetsTim looks at the second year winger and how he was able to maintain his good spirits during his goalless drought.

Ehlers shot

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Flames pre-game reportTake a look at what the Winnipeg projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie are for tonight’s game at MTS Centre. 

Illegal Curve:  Brandon Tanev recalled from MooseHe has played six games with the Jets AHL affiliate and I wasn’t surprised that he got the call back up to the big club.

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

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Donvito Roundtable.  TSN Jets Analyst Shane Hnidy speaks to Rick Ralph about Jake McCabe’s hit on Patrik Laine, how hitting has evolved since his playing days and Mark Scheifele’s on-ice reaction.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumLittle’s status?  What does he take from the last Flames game?  On Stafford going up to the line with Scheifele and Ehlers.  Thorburn in?  On Laine’s status?  When does a hit go from generating excitement from a hit to health/safety concerns?  On how Laine is handling the ‘adversity’.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  The Big Show.  Voice of the Jets Dennis Beyak dropped by as the Jets get set to host the Calgary Flames to talk about the match-up and look back to Winnipeg’s loss in Buffalo and how the team reacted to the hit that caused Patrik Laine to suffer a concussion.