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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 illegalcurve.com is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Byfuglien back vs Canadiens, Laine and Roslovic switch roles with man-advantage Little flip flop coming to the Jets special teams according to Ken.  He previews the game.

Jack Roslovic stopping

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Byfuglien in, Morrissey out as Jets take on Habs.  (Paywall).  Mike looks ahead at the game from his perspective in Montreal.

Montreal Gazette: Habs are facing a big challenge against JetsA preview of the game from the perspective of someone who covers the Jets opposition.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  What does Auston Matthews’ contract mean for Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and Winnipeg’s window to contend?  (Paywall).  The ink wasn’t even dry on the contract in Toronto before folks here in the ‘Peg began to think of the ramifications to this organization.  Murat looks at this topic.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Canadiens pre-game reportThe Jets were on the ice today in Montreal as they got ready to face the Habs at 6:30 pm CT. Includes projected lines, health news and starting goalie as well as audio from Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor.

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

Jets video:

TSN: Poulin believes Laine moving to second PP could be the spark he needs.  Ahead of their contest with the Canadiens, Patrik Laine has been moved to the second power play unit but Dave Poulin joins John Lu to explain why he believes this move could help spark the Jets’ sniper.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-gameTopics included –   What catches his attention about the Habs?  Speed of the game.  Status of Josh Morrissey?  Morrow or Niku?  Who will he play with Byfuglien?  On flipping Roslovic and Laine.  On Laine’s struggles.  On Laine missing the net with his shots.  Is he surprised with how quickly the Habs have turned things around?  On Lemieux’s evolution.  On the Jets depth handling injuries.  Is Byfuglien a more unique talent than Weber?  Is Byfuglien a guy you ease into the lineup or is he right back with big minutes?  On the change to the Jets when 33 is in the lineup.  Why is 33 so comfortable in the room but reserved outside of it?