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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:

Sportsnet:  The story behind why Jets’ Stastny will wear No. 25There are many folks who grew up in the 80s who picked that number for the same reason (including yours truly) and it is a cool story on why Stastny picked 25. 

Winnipeg Sun:  Stastny ready for Jets debutPaul previews tonight’s game.

Winnipeg Free Press:  New Jet Stastny ready to roll tonight with Laine, Ehlers on the wings.  (Paywall).  Add some veteran smarts and a player known to be adept at making a pass to a pair of dynamic wingers and you have a recipe for success.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine two on one

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

NHL .com: Hartman in lineup for Nashville; Stastny debuts for WinnipegScott previews tonight’s game.

The Tennessean:  Hartman to make Predators debut against the JetsRead about the game from the perspective of a beat writer who covers the Preds.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Predators pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Nashville at Bell MTS Place tonight and hear from Paul Stastny and Joe Morrow.

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Jets 3-in-3A look at the following: 1) Where does new acquisition Paul Stastny fit in with the Jets? 2) What kind of message does the acquisition of Stastny send? 3) How important is home ice in the playoffs? Sara Orlesky and Ken Wiebe weigh in.

TSN:  Stastny gets set for debut between Laine, Ehlers.  After he waived his no trade clause and was dealt to the Jets ahead of the deadline, Paul Stastny will make his Winnipeg debut tonight alongside Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers. Sara Orlesky has more.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Stastny brings versatility to Jets forwards.  TSN Jets analyst Josh Green joined host Kevin Olszewski to discuss the trade for Paul Stastny and how the Jets shape up heading into a potential playoff run.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Tough decisions ahead for Preds and Jets coaches.  Predators colour analyst Hal Gill joined host Kevin Olszewski from morning skate to get set for Tuesday’s game between the Jets and Predators.

TSN 1040 Vancouver: Big coup by Jets to get StastnyTSN1290’s Jim Toth says nobody in Winnipeg saw the Paul Stastny deal coming but for the Jets, it’s a great move because he’s the depth centre they were looking for. Jim says Stastny’s style of play is a great fit with Laine and Ehlers.

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Where does Stastny line up?  Why is he a good fit between Ehlers/Laine?  What is next for Andrew Copp?  Status of Tobias Enstrom?  On the battle against the Predators.  What does Joe Morrow bring to the group and where does he see him slot in?  On usage of Stastny.  Stastny on Jets special teams.  Which unit will he play with?  What challenges does bringing in a new player present to a team with this type of chemistry?  Is this a measuring stick game for the Jets?  What does he sense that the trade has done for the mood of his team?  How long does it take for a new player to get “comfortable” and can anything be done to speed that up?  Who does he count on to make adjustments on the Stastny line?