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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:

Sportsnet:  31 ThoughtsJets covered in thoughts 26 (team football pool), 27 (Jets following Tom Brady diet) and 28 (training and culture).

Winnipeg Sun: Maurice set for 1,500th NHL game, Jets looking for fourth straight victory. A milestone that is all the more special for the Jets bench boss as he coaches opposite his good friend in Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Byfuglien won’t play tonight against Sharks.  (Paywall).  Mike previews the action ahead of tonight’s concluding game of this three-game homestand.

TSN: Maurice reflects on rollercoaster career ahead of coaching milestoneJets bench boss will become just the sixth man in NHL history to coach 1,500 regular-season games on Tuesday night. As he tells TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli, it’s the first career milestone that has ever given him pause.

TSN: An untouchable JetI don’t even really understand how Roslovic’s name is even out there to be honest.  From the Jets perspective he has to be seen as an eventual successor to Bryan Little.  Obviously teams are gonna be calling about top young pieces that you’d hope to be able to pry away from a team that is close but for the Jets I’d be inclined to believe they need him for the long term.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Sharks pre-game report. The Jets were back on the ice today in Winnipeg as they got ready to face Anaheim at 6:00 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs, health news and starting goalie as well as audio from Mark Scheifele and Ben Chiarot.

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

Jets video:

TSN: What does Matthews’ contract mean for Laine and Connor? With Auston Matthews signing a 5-year, $58.17 million contract extension, what does this mean for RFA’s Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor? What type of player should Winnipeg be targeting at the Trade Deadline? Sara Orlesky and Ken Wiebe discuss this and more in Jets 3-in-3.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included –  Little status?  Update on Byfuglien?  Update on Ehlers.  Coaching in 1500th NHL game against his good friend Peter DeBoer.  Who was the more dominate guy when they coached together?  What did he draw from his experience in the AHL?  On having his AHL team close by.  On what a playoff series would like like between him and DeBoer.  What has he seen from the fourth line to give him the confidence to use them in tough situations?