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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news and audio.

Note: Puck drop is at 7 pm as the Jets get set to take on the Blues for their third exhibition game of the pre-season.  After the Jets game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II:  Didn’t realize when I tweeted this video that today is the eight year anniversary of the first Jets pre-season game which was a split squad contest against the Blue Jackets.  I am fairly certain this is where Dustin Byfuglien cemented himself as a fan favourite in this city for life in that opening shift of that opening game.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Dissecting newcomer Pionk: Can make nice plays and skates well, but stats tell a disturbing story.  (Paywall).   Andrew looks at the player the Jets got in the Trouba trade.

NHL.com:  Byfuglien meets with Maurice regarding future with JetsWhile it should come with little surprise that the Jets bench boss wouldn’t disclose the nature of the meeting perhaps it would suggest it is closer to resolution.  Or it simply could have been a check in meeting and the time of pondering will continue.  For now we wait.

Dustin Byfuglien slap shot

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Sun: Maurice has ‘wonderful’ meeting with ByfuglienAll this off an instagram post.  Dear Mama.

The Athletic:  On Cheveldayoff’s patience.  (Paywall).  Interesting angle by Justin Bourne in his notebook about the Jets GM.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Blues pre-game report. The Jets didn’t hit the ice today in Winnipeg in advance of their game against St. Louis at 7:00 pm CT. Includes projected lines, D pairs as well as audio from Adam Lowry, Neal Pionk and Nikolaj Ehlers.

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

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-gameTopics included – On inserting Jack Roslovic with Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp.  Will he start the season with Lowry and Copp?  On working on the Jets transition defence/gap control.  Frustrating to play against.  On the Byfuglien photo and comment that said “he’s playing”.  Changes overall to the blueline and the opportunities presented.  Is Adam Lowry ready for a bigger offensive role on this team?  Where did the conversation with Dustin Byfuglien happen?  Changes to the rule book and where he stands on the revisions to the coaches challenge.  Is he comfortable where the young guys are at?

The Jets remain off but both the Moose and Ice are in action tomorrow.

Manitoba will be in Milwaukee to take on the Admirals.

Ice will be in Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings.

Keep it locked to https://illegalcurve.com/

Jets topics covered in the weekly chat on Global with John Shannon included:

Jets finish in Central and what happens with Pierre-Luc Dubois.

https://illegalcurve.com/global-news-update-with-john-shannon-on-the-winnipeg-jets-8/

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-1st-rounder-kristian-vesalainen-signs-one-year-extension-with-hifk/

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