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

Note II:  The big news of the day is that Josh Morrissey will be out for all of March and his window to return will be sometime during early April.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets’ smaller deadline deals could have significant impact.  (Paywall).  Always an interesting read from Andrew and this time he talks about the pieces the team added yesterday.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Morrissey likely out until playoffs, Maurice says.  (Paywall).  This is Mike’s preview ahead of puck drop.

Winnipeg Sun: Morrissey to miss at least a month; Hayes, Beaulieu set for Jets debut. Ken sets up the action with his afternoon piece.

Winnipeg Sun:  5 keys to the gameKen’s big matchup is Connor Hellebuyck and Devan Dubnyk.  His five keys include: 1) Make a stand. 2) The new addition(s). 3) Powerful stuff. 4) Immediate impact. 5) Decrease goals against.

Connor Hellebuyck in his net

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Wild pre-game reportThe Jets were on the ice today in Winnipeg as they prepared to face the Wild at 7:00 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs, starting goalie, a health update on Josh Morrissey as well as audio from Nathan Beaulieu, Kevin Hayes, Matt Hendricks and Mark Scheifele.

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

Jets video:

TSN: How do their deadline adds fit into this team? Why did Kevin Cheveldayoff decide on picking up centreman Kevin Hayes over a winger? How will Josh Morrissey’s absence for the next month affect a blue line that is already missing some faces? What should be Winnipeg’s focus down the final stretch of the season? Sara Orlesky and Ken Wiebe discuss in Jets 3-in-3.

Sportsnet:  Why Kevin Hayes is perfect rental player for Jets’ windowHC at Noon chat on the Winnipeg Jets landing Kevin Hayes, the perfect rental player for their situation, with Nick Kypreos saying he would line up great with Mark Scheifele in the playoffs.

Jets audio:

TSN 1050 Toronto: Hayes addition brings depth at centre which is key for Jets.  Jets on TSN voice Dennis Beyak talked about the Jets many moves at the Trade Deadline and why Kevin Hayes will help their depth in a tough Western Conference.

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-gameTopics included –  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum topics: Update on Josh Morrissey. On the lineup changes he made as a result of the Jets moves on Trade Deadline Day. What does he like about Beaulieu’s game? When does he expect Bogdan Kiselevich. When they trade for Kevin Hayes what kind of bump does it provide the team? Did he need to have a conversation with Jack Roslovic with the rumours of teams wanting to acquire him? How does he see Kevin Hayes fitting in in special teams? On the new players ability to kill penalties and how it may allow them to shave some minutes off Wheeler/Scheifele. Why was it important to get Matt Hendricks back on this team? Is Matt Hendricks a modern day player/coach? What are the challenges to bringing in five new faces?