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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:

Iltalehti:  Kristian Vesalainen is ready to make the jump to Winnipeg.  (Finnish).  Finnish journalist Pekka Jalonen reporting after an interview he had with the Jets 2017 1st rounder that the Finnish sniper is looking to make the jump to Winnipeg next season.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets look to build on late rally as Hellebuyck makes seventh consecutive start in goalKen previews the big game tonight.

Connor Hellebuyck crouched in the net

Photo Credit: Dave Mahussier

Winnipeg Free Press:  Lowry’s prolonged injury creates deep hole in roster.  (Paywall).  While the team has been able to continue their momentum without the big centre the uncertainty around his health does have the potential to leave a gaping hole up the middle.

The Athletic Winnipeg: It’s time to go all in and that means paying big for necessary upgrades. (Paywall). Murat is suggesting the Jets be bold as this trade deadline approaches.  It will be interesting to see the approach taken by Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Avalanche pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Colorado at Bell MTS Place tonight and hear from Blake Wheeler, Mathieu Perreault and Andrew Copp.

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Wheeler wants to keep Jets’ success in perspective.  Following their comeback victory over the Capitals on Tuesday, Jets captain Blake Wheeler said he wanted to ‘pump the brakes’ on talks of his team’s Stanley Cup aspirations. On Friday, he reiterated that he just wants to keep things in perspective and says the challenge of making the Jets a contender is a fun prospect.

Sportsnet:  Wheeler, Jets live for playing meaningful hockey in WinnipegJets captain Blake Wheeler talks about thriving under pressure, the amazing feeling of playing meaningful hockey and how much better it is playing in Winnipeg than in Atlanta.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Biggest differences he is noticing in the Avalanche.  Does he have to guard against a letdown after an emotional win like Tuesday night?  On the upcoming trade deadline.  On Perreault’s versatility.  On the things that the young players can learn from Perreault.  Does he feel there is enough experience in the room to handle the stretch drive?  What is he hoping to see from Ehlers/Laine with Copp?  On overall Jets defensive game.  What is key for Copp?

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Trouba situation with Jets remains murky TSN’s Bob McKenzie joined the Big Show and touched on Patrik Laine’s season, Winnipeg’s status as a top contender and what the contract situation for Jacob Trouba looks like heading into the off-season.