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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 CT tonight for today’s home/season opener against the Flames. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Ehlers expected to play tonight after clearing COVID-19 protocols. (Paywall).  That’s a good headline if you’re a Jets fan.

Winnipeg Sun:   Veteran Lewis set to pull on new jersey with Jets after 12 years with Kings. More from Ted from his snapshots column including Lewis joining the local NHL club, experience helping, plug and play Copp and high scoring games.

Winnipeg Sun:  DeMelo out, Ehlers a question mark as Jets host Flames in season openerTed previews the action with plenty of questions marks regarding the Jets roster.

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Sportsnet:  With cap gymnastics settled, Jets shift focus to navigating FlamesPlenty to read as Ken gets you set up for tonight’s season opener.

Global News:  Jets get set for the start of their 10th anniversary seasonHard to believe it has already been a decade of NHL back in Winnipeg.  Kelly looks ahead to tonight’s contest.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Five bold (or not so bold) predictions for the Winnipeg Jets in 2021. (Paywall).  Murat hits you with his five predictions including: 1) Jack Roslovic will be moved well before the trade deadline. 2) Mark Scheifele will finish Top-10 in North Canadian division scoring. 3) Patrik Laine will outscore Blake Wheeler for the first time in his career. 4) Paul Stastny will re-sign in Winnipeg. 5) Patrik Laine will be traded this summer.

Calgary Sun:  Gaudreau, Monahan anxious to prove they can still be dynamic duo for Flames. Get some insight on the Jets opponents tonight from a columnist who covers the Flames.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Flames pre-game report. The Jets held an optional morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Calgary which takes place at 7:00 pm CT. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Andrew Copp, Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey.  

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

Jets video:

Sportsnet: Why Jets vs. Flames premier matchup likely lies between the pipes. NHL insider Ken Wiebe joins Sean Reynolds to get us set for the Jets vs. Flames season opener, where Nik Ehler’s covid status is still uncertain, and where the premier matchup in this one lies between the pipes with Markstrom vs. Hellebuyck.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets Setting. Sun sports reporters Scott Billeck and Ted Wyman are joined by Calgary Sun/Herald sports reporter Wes Gilbertson to discuss the Winnipeg Jets/Calgary Flames season opener for both clubs, where one another stacks up, and news surrounding both teams as their Thursday matchup inches ever so close.