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

Jets news:

The Hockey News: What should the Jets do about their D-corps for 2020-21? Readers have questions and Matt Larkin has an answer.

Winnipeg Sun: Eakin wearing chip on shoulder vs. former teamThe Jets will need him to play with that chip considering how well the Golden Knights are playing.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence  Vegas can extend division lead with 10th win in 11 games; Winnipeg tries to gain in wild-card raceIncludes a game preview, players to watch, pre-game quotes, projected lineups for both teams, status reports and a stat pack.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Quantifying how Winnipeg’s many injuries have affected them in the standings. (Paywall).  The list of skating wounded this season for Winnipeg has been a long one and Murat attempts to best calculate just how much it has hurt the team this season.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Golden Knights pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate this morning followed by a media availability before they take on Vegas. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Josh Morrissey, Mathieu Perreault and Cody Eakin.

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

Jets video:

TSN: Perreault wants ‘to keep it simple’ in his return to Jets lineup. Mathieu Perreault is expected to make his return to the Jets lineup tonight at home against the Golden Knights and the Jets forward spoke about trying to keep things simple after spending more than a month on the sidelines.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Topics included – Mathieu Perreault returning to the lineup, what he brings to the lineup, how has Cody Eakin handled the disappointment of being traded and how has he integrated himself with the Jets, the insight he offered to Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer when taking over a team midseason and how can the grind throughout the season help the Jets down the final stretch.