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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 Predators.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II:  The Jets made a procedural move today taking Nathan Beaulieu off IR and placing Mathieu Perreault on it.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  The end of an era? Jets weigh in on Big BuffPaul caught up with some of the Jets players to get their Byfuglien memories.

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Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets share Byfuglien memories, dismiss absence as a distraction.  (Paywall) . Lots of memories of big number 33 to be shared.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  With Dustin Byfuglien’s contract soon off the books, here’s how Kevin Cheveldayoff could save the Jets’ season.  (Paywall).  Murat looks at a number of possible scenarios as to how this could play out for the Jets.

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

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Jets admit it’s tough to see the latest Byfuglien report.  With Frank Seravalli reporting that the Jets and Dustin Byfuglien are likely heading towards a split, the team explained why it was disappointing to see but know they’ve battled without him all season so it shouldn’t really change anything with their group.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumTopics included – The ending of Dustin Byfuglien’s time in Winnipeg, thoughts on the Predators and what he wants to see from his team, whether he has noticed any changes to the Preds since coaching change, the challenges presented by the centre depth of Nashville, more on Byfuglien’s legacy and will there be any lineup changes?