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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 for tonight’s game between the Jets and Bruins.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

The Athletic Winnipeg: Why a Kyle Connor/Jack Roslovic reunion could give the Jets an offensive spark. (Paywall).  Jack Roslovic is a dynamic passer who could go a long way with a dynamic shooter like Kyle Connor.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Bruins pre-game report. The Jets held an optional skate this morning followed by a media availability before they take on Boston at 7:00 pm CST. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Patrik Laine and Josh Morrissey

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

Jets video:

The Hockey News:  Will the Jets be buyers or sellers at the trade deadlineDue to injuries to an inability to fix issues on the blueline, the Jets are sitting near the bottom of the Central Division, but Winnipeg remains in reach of a playoff position. Will the Jets make a splash at the deadline to stay in the hunt?

TSN: Mentally, physically refreshed, Jets aim get back on track, snap four-game skid. The Jets are coming off the All-Star break having lost four in a row and are focused on simplifying their game and being a hard team to play against as they get set to play three out of their next four games against division rivals.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumTopics included – What does he like about Mason Appleton up on the second line?  On Patrik Laine’s development.  When Pionk was acquired was pairing him with Morrissey something he considered from the start?  What does he like about the pairing?  Mark Scheifele playing in his 500th NHL game and what is the next step in his development?  Lack of power play success.  Missing Byfuglien assisting with development of younger players.  More on Laine’s growth.