Note: Puck drop is at 6:00 pm CT tonight as the Jets get set to take on the Islanders in the third game of this four game road trip to start the season. After the Jets game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.
Note II: Elliotte Friedman spoke about Dustin Byfuglien on Saturday Headlines.
Sportsnet: Jets not rushing Byfuglien into decision on future. Chris delves deeper into the subject matter that Friedman discussed on Saturday Headlines (see Note II). Basically, as Friedman stated, the wait and see approach continues when it comes to 33.
Winnipeg Free Press: Brossoit to start in net against Islanders. (Paywall). Seems a bit early in the season for a goalie controversy so perhaps we should simply label this as early season goalie pressure. Regardless how your frame it Mike provides this game preview.
NHL.com: Jets at Islanders preview. Brian Compton provides a preview of the game including players to watch, pre-game quotes, projected lineups, a status report and a stat pack.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Islanders pre-game report. The Jets skated today in Uniondale in advance of their game against the Islanders at 6:00 pm CDT. Check out the projected lines and D pairs as well as pre-game audio from Patrik Laine and Mark Letestu.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game. Topics included – On the decision to start Laurent Brossoit in net. Does he have to have a conversation with Hellebuyck? Bryan Little skating with the group. More on Gustafsson and Dahlstrom. What stands out from the third line? Does he expect a different game with the Islanders (more defensive style)? Is it good for his team to play a game like he expects tonight? Is this as close to a home game regarding the intimacy of the building?
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.
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