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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

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Note II:  To the surprise of nobody Jets sniper Patrik Laine was named NHL First Star of the Month.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Appleton making his NHL debut for the Jets in Jersey.  (Paywall).  Quite an opportunity for the Jets prospect who has earned this chance with strong play on the farm.

Mason Appleton pre season

Photo Credit: Dave Mahussier

Official NHL site:  Jets and Devils preview. A look at Laine looking to continue his goal surge for Winnipeg while the focus on New Jersey is the four straight losses.

NJ:  Power-play woes doom Devils again in loss to CapitalsThe Jets opponent for tonight was in action last night and here are some of the problems they experienced in the loss to the defending Stanley Cup champs.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Devils pre-game report. The Jets held an AM skate today in New Jersey as they got ready to face the Devils at the Prudential Center tonight at 6 pm. Includes health news, projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie as well as audio from Mason Appleton, Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers.

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included – Mason Appleton making his NHL debut.  Who will he start with?  What does he like about that trio?  Copp back with Lowry and Tanev?  Will Mason need to be talked to on the bench?  On the speech he gave Appleton on making his NHL debut.  Same D today?  Update on Morrow.  Who is in net?  On the month that Patrik Laine had in November.  Where is Lemieux in his development?

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:

Topics: Jets split two games at home, Goals against difficulties over the last two weeks, Patrik Laine’s insane month of November (18 goals), Jets/Devils Preview, Where does Tyler Myers fit in with the Jets going forward.

Guests: Ted Wyman (Sports Editor, Winnipeg Sun), Ken Daneyko (New Jersey Devils color analyst on MSG Plus).

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Erik Karlsson returns for the first time to Ottawa as a member of the San Jose Sharks, Logan Couture criticizes performance of his San Jose Sharks, Jets recall Nelson Nogier from the Manitoba Moose, Mason Appleton set to make his NHL debut against the Devils, The William Nylander saga is nearly over.

Guests: Ian Mendes (TSN Radio 1200 Ottawa,, Dave Maloney (New York Rangers analyst for MSG Networks), Mitch Peacock (Voice of the Manitoba Moose on TSN Radio 1290).

To listen to part 2 click here.