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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

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

Note: After the Jets game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Petan draws in for Jets, one lineup question remains for game vs SharksKen sets up tonight’s action.

Nic Petan through the glass

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Travel notebook.  (Paywall).  Murat covers Kristian Vesalainen’s world junior decision and a fourth line question that won’t go away which references a very insightful tweet from a handsome/smart member of the media who is writing this description.

San Jose Mercury News: Jets coach explains why he endorsed Evander Kane to Sharks’ DeBoerLots of good stuff in this preview with a look at the game from someone who covers the Jets opposition tonight.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Sharks pre-game report. The Jets were back on the ice today in San Jose as they got ready to face the Lightning at SAP Center tonight at 9:30 pm CT. Includes health news, projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie as well as audio from Dustin Byfuglien, Nic Petan and Patrik Laine.

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 – What does he like about Mathieu Perreault’s overall game?  How much of a role is Byfuglien having mentoring Morrissey/Chiarot’s game?  On the uniqueness of the Jets/Sharks D men (Karlsson, Burns, Byfuglien).  On Byfuglien embracing the role as a penalty killer.  On how Byfuglien is still a point a game player despite a bigger commitment to D.  Who is Petan in for and what is he expecting from him?  On his recommendation of Evander Kane to Pete DeBoer back when the Sharks acquired him.  How does Kane change the dynamic to the Sharks?  Petan is coming in for an injury situation?