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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 9:00 pm CDT tonight for today’s game against the Golden Knights.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

The Athletic Winnipeg:  After long journey to NHL, hard-working CJ Suess relishes debut.  (Paywall).  Ken captures the experience for the Minnesota product.  I actually liked the way the camera caught him peering around during the anthems.

CJ Suess with puck

Photo Credit: Colby Spence  Subban makes start for Vegas; Brossoit gets call for WinnipegCheck out this preview ahead of puck drop.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets Gameday vs Golden KnightsPaul’s big matchup is Laurent Brossoit vs Vegas forwards. His five things to watch include: 1) Enough healthy bodies. 2) The Lowry factor. 3) Keep it simple. 4) The best players. 5) The blue line.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Time for Scheifele, stars to shine.  (Paywall).  Now Mike wrote this before 55 set up 26 for the go ahead goal in the 2nd period of last night’s game.  But the point remains that if this Jets team is gonna do anything the top players are gonna be the ones doing the majority of the heavy lifting.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:

Topics: Jets/Sharks recap, Dustin Byfuglien undergoes ankle surgery and his future remains uncertain, Did the Jets make the right decision with Ville Heinola, Paul Maurice in the final year of his contract

Guests: Jason Bell (Winnipeg Free Press) at 27:49 and Pascal Vincent (Manitoba Moose Head Coach) at 50:24.

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Jets/Golden Knights Preview, Roman Josi’s contract, Vladimir Tarasenko’s injury, Craig Button thinks Alex Ovechkin will break Wayne Gretzky’s regular season goal scoring record, Exploring the Toews Schedule, Cheers/Jeers

Guests: Ken Daneyko (New Jersey Devils Analyst for MSG) at 00:35 and Jesse Granger (The Athletic Vegas) at 22:22.

To listen to part 2 click here.