Winnipeg Free Press: For Maurice, it’s about how a player fits, not price tag. (Paywall). Understandably the GM has to focus on the dollars and cents and the coach can simply worry about figuring how that piece fits into the puzzle. Mike also looks at the roster for tonight, provides a health update and a look at the goalie rotation.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Rangers pre-game report. The Jets were on the ice today in Winnipeg as they got ready to face the Rangers at 7 pm CT. Includes projected lines, health news and starting goalie as well as audio from Adam Lowry and Kyle Connor.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
TSN: Is Laine’s low ice-time vs. Sabres a cause for concern? Darren Dreger explains why the recent adversity isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the Jets, discusses whether Patrik Laine’s low ice-time in Sunday’s win over the Sabres is a cause for concern, and weighs in on whether he expects Winnipeg to be busy at the trade deadline.
Sportsnet: Paul Maurice explains his role with Jets around trade deadline. The Winnipeg Jets head coach talks about the things he does for the team when they are considering adding a new player to the team.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Laine has to push through the slump. Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the evening’s Jets game vs. the Rangers, targets for the trade deadline, the play of the Jets 4th line and how Patrik Laine can break out of his slump.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included – Nikolaj Ehlers status. Same lineup? His thoughts on the Rangers. Update on Kulikov. What are his plans for Brossoit this week? Do his conversations with Kevin Cheveldayoff increase as trade deadline approaches? How have the young players pushed (in the last two months) and how have they impacted his decision making. What does he think about the power play so far? On the “adversity” of the last week. On moving Laine off the top PP with the threat he brings, which forces the oppositions PK to be more honest. What did he think of Laine’s road trip?