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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news, video and audio.

Note: Puck drop is at 9:00 pm CT tonight as the Jets will take on the Canucks for the first time this season and which will be the fourth game of this seven game homestand. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets hope to make it 11 straight against Canucks. An odd streak especially given the relative infrequency which these two teams face each other in a normal season.

Sportsnet: How Nikolaj Ehlers has become one of the NHL’s top scorers this season. The growth in his game this season has been simply next level.

Nikolaj Ehlers heads up

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Sportsnet: After rediscovering identity, Canucks to get true test of progress vs. JetsCheck out insight on the Jets opponent in this piece.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Murat’s Mailbag. (Paywall). Expectations for Pierre-Luc Dubois? A toxic dressing room? Expansion-draft protections? 

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Canucks pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Vancouver for the first time. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Kyle Connor and Mason Appleton as well as coach Maurice.  

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

Jets video:

TSN:  Maurice explains how Canucks’ tempo is different from OilersPaul Maurice explains the difference between speed and fast when it comes to the Oilers and Canucks. The Jets have beat Vancouver in 10-straight matchups but they aren’t focusing on that history heading into tonight’s contest.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:

Topics: Once the quarantine is over, where will Pierre-Luc Dubois slot in among the Jets forwards, The early season success of Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp, Tucker Poolman comes off the COVID-19 list, The play of Logan Stanley, What should the Jets do with Ville Heinola, Dylan Samberg and Kristian Vesalainen

Guests: Jason Bell (Winnipeg Free Press Assistant Sports Editor/Hockey writer) and Daniel Fink (Manitoba Moose Manager of Communications & Broadcaster).

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Jets/Canucks Preview, Previewing the Jets/Flames 4 Game Series, Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford abruptly resigns/Where do the Penguins go from here, Kevin Fiala’s three-game suspension for boarding Matt Roy

Guests: Mike Zeisberger (NHL.com), Patrick Johnston (Vancouver Province/Vancouver Sun) and Hailey Salvian (The Athletic Calgary).

To listen to part 2 click here.

Morning skate for the Jets gets underway in 30 minutes.

Check out this chat focused on key battles in the final audition for Winnipeg.

https://illegalcurve.com/jets-setting-key-battles-in-the-final-audition-for-the-winnipeg-jets/

Headlines:

Jets opening roster coming into focus. Jets have some tough decisions to make. Dubois hopes his drive to win Stanley Cup will win over doubters. Cost to attend an NHL game in each Canadian city, ranked.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3642/

It is a triple game day for the hockey teams of Winnipeg:

Jets vs Flames in Calgary
Moose vs Univ of Regina in Regina
Ice vs Pats in Regina

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3642/

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