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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:

The Athletic Winnipeg:  A comprehensive look at the Jets penalty kill and why it might regress.  (Paywall).  Murat dives deep into the Jets special teams.  

Winnipeg Sun:  Comrie gets the call as Hellebuyck gets a breatherIt will be a good opportunity for Eric Comrie to showcase his stuff in front of the hometown fans as this is his third NHL start but the first one at Bell MTS Place.  Of course he has played plenty of games here for the Moose but that just isn’t the same.  Toss in his familiarly with the Kings having grown up in California and training there in the summers and it sets itself up for quite the contest.  Ken looks ahead to the game tonight.

Eric Comrie save at IcePlex

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jacob Trouba officially diagnosed with a concussion.  (Paywall).  The news most expected not that it makes it any easier for the young defenceman who was just getting back into the lineup.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets have 10 games to answer 10 pressing questions.  (Paywall).  Posted this in the morning papers but worth sharing again as Mike has ten questions including: 1. Can Patrik Laine win the goal-scoring title? 2. Can Blake Wheeler win the assist title? 3. Will Connor Hellebuyck get some rest? 4. Can Jacob Trouba make a quick recovery? 5. Can the rest of the team stay healthy? 6. Will they pass Vegas? 7. Will they set regular-season franchise records? 8. How will the kids hold up? 9. Minnesota, Colorado or Dallas — can the Jets finally slay their playoff demons? 10. Will any Jets take home some post-season hardware?

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Kings pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face L.A. at Bell MTS Place tonight with pre-game scrums with Eric Comrie, Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Ben Chiarot as well as a Jacob Trouba health update.

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum. Topics included – What is status of Jacob Trouba?  Why is this a good game for Eric Comrie?  Why has the transition been so smooth for Paul Stastny?  How have the Kings changed with the addition of Jeff Carter?  Given everything that has happened to their goalies, how much awareness do they have about protecting Hellebuyck?  Does he not mind a guy not taking a penalty when they are protecting their goalies?  On the depth at centre and the options to run the bench.  On the team being more adaptable.  What goes into the thinking behind his D pairings?  Would the opposition’s fastest line face Morrissey/Myers?  If there had been no injuries would he have swapped guys around?  On Josh Morrissey raising his level.  On the leadership from the veterans.  On Roslovic.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Jets have been getting incredible goaltendingMissed this chat with TSN statistical analyst Mike Kelly from yesterday where he discussed potential matchups in the playoffs for the Central Division teams, Minnesota’s remaining schedule, the Jets penalty kill analytics and Patrik Laine’s amazing season.