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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

Note:  After the Jets 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.

Note II:  As expected the Jets recalled Julian Melchiori from the Moose after placing Dustin Byfuglien on IR.

Julian Melchiori at IcePlex

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets set for first test vs Blackhawks You throw out last season’s 5-0 record against Chicago and hit the reset button as they begin a new series against their division rivals.  Ken sets up tonight’s action.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Blackhawks better than their record, Maurice says.  (Paywall).  Not a team to be taken lightly at all.  They’ve won their last three and are coming in hot.

TSN:  ‘My Heart Will Go On’ part of Jets’ winning traditionWith the amount of winning they’ve been doing at Bell MTS Place we have been listening to this song every time we walk into the dressing room.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Blackhawks pre-game reportTake a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Chicago at Bell MTS Place tonight with a pre-game chat with Matt Hendricks, Nikolaj Ehlers and Tucker Poolman.

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Are teams taking more liberty with Connor Hellebuyck?  Are the Hawks still the standard in the central?  Status of Kulikov/Trouba.  On the evolution of Josh Morrissey.  Challenge of an offensive defenceman switching his role to be a more defensive defenceman.  Improvements to Jets faceoffs this season.  On Todd Woodcroft pre-scouting.  How have the rules impacted faceoffs?

The night before the first Jets game in some time.

Given the above you'd be inclined to believe that tomorrow will finally be the day the play by play voice of the Jets is revealed.

For now get the latest from day 3 of training camp via https://illegalcurve.com/

It is going to be a younger Jets roster tomorrow for the first game of the pre-season against the Oilers.

Will also be a first chance to see Chaz Lucius, Saku Maenalanen, Kevin Stenlund, Ashton Sautner and Kyle Capobianco in a Winnipeg uniform.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-pre-season-game-1-roster-vs-oilers/

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

- needing a game right now
- Gustafsson paired with Gagner
- Gagner's veteran presence
- Dubois & Stanley mixing it up
- system implementation

And more.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-coach-rick-bowness-media-availability-on-day-3-of-training-camp/

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