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Winnipeg Free Press: Critics a tad rough on Buff despite a season of mostly right stuff. (Paywall). His game has certainly evolved. Former NHLer turned scribe with his thoughts on the Jets big man.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets could have stalwart defenceman Jacob Trouba back in the lineup tonight. After missing 20 games the Jets would get a huge boost tonight if they get one of their top pairing defencemen back into the lineup.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jacob Trouba returning to ice tonight against Blackhawks. (Paywall). An optimistic headline as coach Maurice indicated that he was possible not 100% but the enthusiasm at the return of number 8 is understandable.
Winnipeg Free Press: Dump & Chase Episode 10 – Doggin’ it in the NHL. (Paywall). Jason and Mike are back for another episode of Jets and NHL talk in their online only column.
ESPN: Why the Winnipeg Jets should be the envy of the NHL. Lots of love for the Jets in this article including a comment or two from some host of some radio show that I may be affiliated with.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Blackhawks pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Chicago at Bell MTS Place tonight with pre-game scrums with Blake Wheeler, Jacob Trouba and Patrik Laine as well as a whack of injury updates.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news we have you covered.
TSN: Laine loving life with new linemates. Having scored 10 goals in seven games in March, Jets sniper Patrick Laine is loving life playing with Nikolaj Ehlers and Paul Stastny. The line’s high-powered performance has not been lost on their teammates.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets can’t rush injured players back ahead of playoffs. TSN Jets analyst Trevor Kidd joined host Kevin Olszewski to discuss the Winnipeg Jets roster moves heading into a home game against Chicago.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. Topics included injury updates (Trouba, Lowry, Scheifele, Mason, Hutchinson, Hendricks, Kulikov, Enstrom, Stastny). What will determine if Trouba plays tonight? More on Kulikov. When you have that many guys out of the lineup does he ask the team to play differently? How many of these guys would be in the lineup if it was a playoff game? Does he have to talk to the players on how they deal with injuries? Has he made a decision as to who has come out? On Lowry’s timeline. On when Hutchinson sustained the concussion. Fourth concussion to a goalie this year, how does he explain it? On Comrie’s role.