Connect with us

Daily Papers

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

Note II:  It is a laundry list of skating wounded for the Jets and today following morning skate coach Maurice provided updates on Sami Niku, Josh Morrissey, Adam Lowry and Carl Dahlstrom.  Check it out here.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Freak injuries keep piling up for the JetsSo much so that two players who are on the list of skating wounded weren’t even mentioned today during the media availability of head coach Paul Maurice.

Perreault heads down tunnel

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press: Injured Morrissey will not face the Capitals. (Paywall). It won’t be easy being without the top pairing blueliner for the third straight game but considering he is possible for Edmonton on Saturday it is not nearly as bad as it could have been.

Washington Post: Capitals riding on depth to even out lines as team pushes toward consistency. Get to know the Jets opposition through the eyes of a beat writer that covers Washginton.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Capitals pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate this morning followed by a media availability before they take on Washington. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Nikolaj Ehlers and Neal Pionk.

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

Jets video:

TSN: You don’t get to 701 if there’s a secret on how to shut you downAhead of the Winnipeg Jets’ game against the Washington Capitals tonight, head coach Paul Maurice and the Andrew Copp were asked how to handle Alex Ovechkin, as well as how they think Ovechkin has been able to keep up his elite play at this stage of his career.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrumTopics included –  Health updates.  Andrew Copp being able to adjust to so many different linemates this season.  The success Alex Ovechkin has had against this organization and what stands out about him this season?  Do they defend him differently?  Given what has happened to the blueline this season what goes through his mind when he hears about the Niku injury?  Soccer injury?  Would he want to see more home and home series in the NHL?  How would the players feel? Changing up the forecheck.  The message to the team.  Any benefit to the fluidity of the forward lines?