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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 6:30 pm for tonight’s game between the Jets and Senators.  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets’ newcomer DeMelo lauded by former teammates He really sounds like he will be a good fit for the Jets and they will be leaning on Nathan Beaulieu to help him acclimatize to Winnipeg.

Nathan Beaulieu

Photo Credit: Colby Spence  DeMelo to make debut with Winnipeg; Ottawa seeks third straight winIncludes a game preview, players to watch, pre-game quotes, projected lineups for both teams, status reports and a stat pack.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  The Winnipeg Jets and their deadline day not-so-hidden weapon — cap space.  (Paywall).  Murat looks at the possibility the Jets take on some bad contracts, a rare spot for this hockey club to be in of late.

theScore:  Three teams that should trade for Dustin ByfuglienI still don’t see a trade going down but here are three options as suggested by this writer.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Senators pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate this morning followed by a media availability before they take on Ottawa. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Dylan DeMelo.

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

Jets audio:

TSN 1200 Ottawa:  Morning ShowWinnipeg Jets Gm Kevin Cheveldayoff on Dylan DeMelo trade, what the team saw in him, how he and Pierre Dorion settled on a 3rd round pick, the development of Patrik Laine and Connor Hellebuyck, importance of player development, how it’s helped them survive injuries to key players, Dustin Byfuglien status, how this deadline could compare to his approach in years past, focusing on the here and now, maintaining poise itn frantic times such as the deadline, and handling expiring rookie contracts.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumTopics included – Where will Dylan DeMelo play?  Brossoit starts?  Does it leave the door open for Hellebuyck to play back-to-back on the weekend?  What is he expecting from DeMelo?  What is more important for a new player when he is coming into a new system?  The boost he provides.  What is the biggest benefit to putting Scheifele & Wheeler back together?  Has he liked what he has seen from Copp in the middle?  Did he worry about mental fatigue.  What is he seeing from the Class of 2015 line?  Top line matching intensity/speed.  How important is it to not take the Senators lightly?