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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 CDT tonight for today’s game against the Avalanche.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:   Jets’ Shaw happy to attend superstar summer school with Nathan, Sid, Brad..Good crew of players in Atlantic Canada to help get you ready for the season.  Colorado begins five-game road trip; Laine eyes 200th NHL point for WinnipegDespite his goal scoring prowess it still seems unbelievable that Laine is about to hit 200 points.  Darrin Bauming previews tonight’s game between the Jets & Avalanche.  

Winnipeg Sun:  ‘Sad’ day all around as Jets react to Cherry’s firing Grapes is an iconic figure who has been the talk of the hockey world since his Saturday comments went viral and ultimately led to his firing.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Avs hobbled, but Jets taking nothing for granted tonight.  (Paywall).  Despite the laundry list of players on the shelf this is still a Colorado team with one of the most dangerous players in the NHL and a team that has back-to-back wins in the past two gamesOf course the Jets have one of the hottest netminders in the NHL so they have quite a lot of confidence in him.

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Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Avalanche pre-game report. The Jets were on the ice for a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Colorado which takes place at 7:00 pm CDT. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Josh Morrissey, Adam Lowry and Nikolaj Ehlers.

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

Jets video:

TSN: Jets praise Hellebuyck’s goaltending. Connor Hellebuyck has been sensational for the Jets this season, currently boasting a .933 save percentage and 2.28 GAA through 14 games. His teammates praised his performance in net and his big saves in important moments that have helped them continue to win games despite dealing with injuries to some of their top players.

TSN: Jets know they’ll need their legs against speedy Avs led by MacKinnon. As the Jets get set to welcome the Avalanche to town, they explained that despite Colorado coming in with a banged up roster, the Avs are still dangerous as long as Nathan MacKinnon is on the ice.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.   Scrum topics – On the chemistry developing between Josh Morrissey and Tucker Poolman.  What are the specific challenges on facing Nathan MacKinnon?  Is Nathan MacKinnon in the same category as McDavid?  How much more preparation do they put in when facing Nathan MacKinnon?  On how Luca Sbisa has been able to quickly adapt.  How would he describe Connor Hellebuyck’s game right now?  His thoughts on the Don Cherry situation.