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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 Free Press:  Jets taking precautions to not trigger the Avalanche.  (Paywall).  Jason sets up the action with his game preview.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Why Winnipeg’s top power-play unit is struggling and how they can get it back on track. (Paywall).  They still have a top PP in the NHL but it is clear they have struggled of late.  A closer look at how they can get things back on track.   Hint has to do with the two pictured below.

Laine and Scheifele

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

ESPN:  Finding clarity in the Wild West’s playoff pictureNothing specific about the Jets but always good to get a sense at what is going on with the other teams in the same conference as Winnipeg.

Global News:  Manitoba Moose, Winnipeg Jets celebrate Indigenous cultureVery nice looking innovations and a cool way to honour our local culture.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Avalanche pre-game reportThe Jets were on the ice today in Winnipeg as they got ready to face Colorado at 7 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie as well as audio from Tyler Myers and Mathieu Perreault.

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Sens, Jets possible trade partners?  With no certainty as to the future of Matt Duchene and Mark Stone yet, Pierre Dorion and his staff are taking in the Jets game. Could the Sens and Jets be natural trading partners in the event neither Sens UFA re-signs with the club? As well, all the latest on Cam Talbot, Wayne Simmonds, and the situation in Minnesota.

TSN:  How can Laine bump the slump Ray Ferraro joined Sara Orlesky before the Jets game against the Avalanche to discuss the rut that Patrik Laine has been in and how he can get out of it. As well, they discuss the Avalanche’s “total implosion” and what has gone wrong for Colorado. 

TSN:   Is Little miscast as Winnipeg’s second line centreThe attention in Winnipeg on Bryan Little isn’t on the the numbers he is putting up, but rather the struggles of linemate Patrik Laine. Is Little miscast as the Laine’s centre? Sara Orlesky has more.

TSN: Scheifele responds to Maurice’s Yzerman comparison. After Paul Maurice likened him to Steve Yzerman, Mark Scheifele shares his thoughts on being compared to one of his heroes and recalls a time he talked to Yzerman when he played for the St. John’s IceCaps.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-gameTopics included – Connor Hellebuyck starts?  Same lineup?  On the challenges presented by the Avalanche.  Is there a better line in the NHL than the Colorado top line?  What has done Morrissey done lately that he likes?  What is underappreciated about Bryan Little?  Is it unfair for Little to be tied to Laine’s scoring struggles?  Does he pay any attention to strength of schedule?  What are some of the benefits when Byfuglien is playing a physical game?

With one final pre-season game to be played tonight, Saturday's IC Hockey Show is laser-focused on the #NHLJets and the impending start of the regular season.

Join @ICDrew, @ICDave & @ICEzzyG, tomorrow at 900am CT for 2 hours of insight & analysis!

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