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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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Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  It’s next D-man up, with Myers sidelined.  (Paywall). Here comes Sami Niku….

Sami Niku watching play

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Sun: Myers out, Niku in for Jets tonightPaul gets you set up for tonight’s game.

The Detroit News:  Red Wings hope for better results with Mike Green back in the lineupCheck out what is doing with the Jets opposition.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Insight from analytics and youth coaches on getting Patrik Laine back on track. (Paywall). Laine has been streaky as you might expect from a young player (although when you have 24 goals in a season it feels wrong to type the word streaky) this season.  He had three goals in his first 10 games, then 18 in his next 20, followed by three more in his next 13.  Murat looks at some factors to get him back on track.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Red Wings pre-game report. The Jets didn’t skate today ahead of tonight’s game against the Red Wings at 7:00 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie as well as audio from Dmitry Kulikov, Sami Niku, Andrew Copp and Kyle Connor.

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 is the news on Tyler Myers?  How do you adjust to a lineup without Myers?  On getting Sami Niku into the lineup.  Who on D helps mentor a young blueliner like Niku?  On Kulikov wanting more minutes.  What has he seen from the third line and would he consider putting Perreault with Laine to get Patrik going?  How would he describe Brossoit’s usage this season?  On the factors in play when evaluating scheduling games for Hellebuyck.  On adjusting from big minutes in the AHL to smaller minutes in the NHL and how they handle it.  Balancing focus with a hunger.