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

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Playoff hopes dying, Jets hope to learn from meaningful games.  Plenty of chatter about the team learning from being in these tough situations.

Josh Morrissey with puck at blueline

Winnipeg Sun:  Patrik Laine on needing to be a better player.  The Jets rookie wanting to improve is a good thing for the Jets in the long term (and the short term as well).

Winnipeg Free Press:  Chiarot game-time decision against hot Flames.  (Paywall).  Mike was down at the MTS Centre today and gets you set up for tonight’s game.

Calgary Herald:  Hamilton a ‘game time decision’ as Flames try to extend win streak to nine.  Get ready for the game tonight with a view from the other side.

Sportsnet:  Does playing for the Leafs boost Matthews’ Calder chances?  For folks around Winnipeg who are wondering about the process and how fair (or unfair) it might be when it comes to voting for rookie of the year.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Flames pre-game reportTake a look at what the Winnipeg and Calgary projected lines and D pairs may be for tonight’s game at the MTS Centre.  Audio:  Blake Wheeler and Josh Morrissey.    

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game.   Status of Ben Chiarot?  Changing up the lines.  What is he hoping to get from Nic Petan?  Are the Jets still an optimistic group?  Does a game like tonight compare to a playoff game?  Importance of young players (i.e. Scheifele, Ehlers, Trouba) to play in playoff games?  How has Calgary accomplished their hot streak and how can the Jets mimic it?  Can the Jets go on a similar run?  Searching for a penalty killer (i.e. like a Michael Frolik).  Status of Melchiori?  On the changes to the Jets power play.

Time for some Wednesday night hockey in Winnipeg.

Reminder: The game isn't being televised so you'll either have to be there or watch via the Jets website.

While there won't be an Illegal Curve Post-Game Show tnt they are coming soon. Subscribe here: https://m.youtube.com/user/illegalcurveradio

An hour to go before the Jets and Flames get underway in Winnipeg.

Let the pre-game report get you set up ahead of the action.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness following morning skate included:

- 'to do' list before home opener
- how team adapted to system
- knowing players on and off ice
- team building in Banff

And more.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

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