Note II: The big news of the day was that Blake Wheeler, Jacob Trouba and Matt Hendricks spoke about Wheeler’s tweets over the weekend. Listen here.
NHL official site: After changing up off-season training, Matthias expects big year. The frustration with last season was evident when he spoke about it during the initial days of training camp and he is clearly ready to start anew.
Winnipeg Sun: Captain stands by convictions. There was some thought that the topic that got stirred on Saturday with Wheeler’s tweet may not be discussed since it was a game day but the Jets captain (as well as Jacob Trouba and Matt Hendricks) didn’t shy away from discussing the issue.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets set to battle Flames. Ken was down at the IcePlex and files this pre-game story to get you set up for tonight’s contest.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets will juggle top two lines against Flames. (Paywall). It will be interesting to watch these skill guys getting an opportunity to play with the experienced veterans.
Winnipeg Free Press: American Jets Wheeler, Trouba speak out on Trump’s anti-protest bluster. (Paywall). Mike has transcribed the chats with some of the players today from the IcePlex and while some would prefer politics be absent from sports, I found the comments today to be extremely interesting and the players were incredible forthright.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Flames pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Calgary tonight in downtown Winnipeg.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news we have you covered.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. What is he looking for from his team tonight? Is it a vote of confidence for some of the young guys or show me what you got? On Petan being a two position player. What is the Jets injury situation? On JC Lipon being in the lineup. On players being plugged into roles from AHL into the NHL. On Shawn Matthias game. Mason starts?
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