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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 9:30 pm CDT tonight for today’s game against the Sharks.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets need to look out for No. 1, not No. 33 Firstly nice headline.  Secondly Scott writes about the situation with Dustin Byfuglien and some options on how this saga may play out.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets recall C.J. Suess ahead of game against Sharks, but NHL debut unsureThe word uncertainty keeps springing to mind when it comes to this team.  Once again ahead of a game there is a big lineup question prior to puck drop.  Ted gets you set for the action.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets give up more than they get inside the faceoff circle.  (Paywall).  Who knew so much could be gleaned from a faceoff.  I kid of course but an interesting article about the local squad at both ends of the rink.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Weakened, injury-plagued Jets swimming with hangry Sharks squad.  (Paywall).  The clash tonight isn’t the battle of two top western conference teams.  It is two teams that are desperate for points and desperate to regain some good feelings when you win.

Sportsnet: Why the Winnipeg Jets should consider splitting up Scheifele-Wheeler duo Sean writes about a topic that has held quite a bit of curiosity for those who watch this team. 

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The Athletic:   Coaches who could soon be free agents.  (Paywall).  As revealed by Elliotte Friedman on Saturday the Jets bench boss is in the final year of his deal.  LeBrun includes Paul Maurice in his list and talks about the expectations on a coach in his fifth year with a club and whether they are fair in this situation.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Sharks pre-game report. The Jets stuck with their new pattern of no morning skate but did hold a media availability before they take on Sharks which takes place at 9:30 pm CDT in San Jose. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from CJ Suess and Andrew Copp.

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-game scrum.   Scrum topics – Does he know if Bryan Little is a player tonight?  Will CJ Suess make his NHL debut?  Would he go 11/7?  Is Laine an option?  What has he heard about Suess during his time with the Moose from Coach Vincent?  Growth of players from Development Camp to polished pro.  Whether he goes with six or seven D would Beaulieu be one of them?  Status of Laine?  What does he expect from the Sharks?  What are some of the challenges of the second wave of Shark attack?  Assessing Mark Scheifele’s game.  The team malaise.