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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 7:00 pm CT tonight as the Jets get set to take on the Oilers for their sixth exhibition game of the pre-season.  After the Jets game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II:  The Moose roster got bolstered today as Seth Griffith and Logan Shaw both cleared waivers.

Jets news:

The Hockey News:  What do the Point and Tkachuk deals mean for Laine and the Jets If you haven’t gotten your fill of RFA talk here is another article.

TSN: Recent RFA winger signings won’t bolster Patrik Laine’s caseTravis Yost feels the Jets can hold the line with Laine due to his 5 on 5 play.

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Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Oilers pre-game report. The Jets didn’t skate today in Winnipeg in advance of their game against Edmonton at 7:00 pm CT. We will update you later today to include projected lines and D pairs but we do have audio from CJ Suess, Mark Letestu, David Gustafsson and Nikolaj Ehlers and a health update on Sami Niku.

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 the role that David Gustafsson has in camp.  Is Wheeler nursing anything?  What are the benefits of Gustafsson playing in a regular season game?  What is the next step for Nikolaj Ehlers?  On the offensive need from Ehlers.  Does he have different lineups drawn up for the opening day?  Anything new on Niku?  Is the plan to start with a 23 man roster?  Status of Morrissey/Lowry?  Will there be more cuts prior to Sunday?  On the Oilers bringing their big guns.  Would he try to get Heinola up against McDavid?

Jets video:

Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds swings by the Tape to Tape Podcast (starts at 11:30 and goes to 24:24) to discuss all the drama in Winnipeg. They discuss how the Jets are dealing with a host of distractions and which players who actually are in camp stand the best chance to make a big impression and fill some gaping holes?