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

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Trouba unsure of welcome from Jets fans.  (Paywall).  I suspect there will be a few innovative chants from the crowd inside Bell MTS Place.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Why Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey have struggled without each other. (Paywall). Dom Luszczyszyn with an interesting look at the advanced statistics for the former Jets defensive duo. There is no doubt that Trouba and Morrissey have struggled at times with their new d partners.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Rangers pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate this morning followed by a media availability before they take on New York at 7:00 pm CST. Check out the projected lines and D pairs for both teams and hear from Neal Pionk and Kyle Connor.

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Jets happy with turnaround since all-star break.  With four wins in their last five games, the Jets believe that they have finally turned the corner and refer to playing ‘simple hockey’ to helping them get right back into the playoff race. Connor talks Jets surge. Jets forward Kyle Connor discusses being named the second star of the week and the team’s recent surge to get into playoff contention.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumTopics included – Status of Poolman and Sbisa?  How would he describe Kyle Connor’s game?  What is the next step for Kyle Connor?  What has he liked about Kyle Connor on the PK?  How different do the Rangers look after the first game of the season?  What stood out about Jacob Trouba during his time as his coach?  On the metrics saying Kyle Connor defensively isn’t that strong, what would he say about that?