Note: Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CT tonight as the Jets play their third game of this four-game homestand with a contest against the Canucks. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.
Global News/CJOB: Manic March could determine how high Jets fly. The Jets have banked quite a few points in the first 20 games of the season but the rubber will meet the road this month.
Winnipeg Sun: Snapshots. Paul’s column looks at a few topics including: 1) Only in Canada, you say? Pity. 2) Shift disturber: Jets coach Maurice planned for NHL’s hectic month of March. 3) Forward thinking in OT. 4) Frustration in the circle.
Winnipeg Sun: Streaking Jets, reeling Canucks clash on back-to-back nights. Paul gets you set up ahead of the game.
Sportsnet: Game day preview. Includes a look at the head-to-head record, the stat pack, who’s hot, who’s cold and key quotes.
The Athletic: Why the NHL trade deadline may be quieter than usual. (Paywall). We had James Duthie on the IC Hockey Show a few weeks back and I asked him about the trade deadline being a bit of a dud this year given all that is going on with the league. LeBrun shares a similar sentiment in this piece which uses Winnipeg’s acquisition of Pierre-Luc Dubois as a reference point.
The Athletic: NHL Trade Deadline Big Board. (Paywall). While the above article would seem to suggest it will be a quiet trade deadline it won’t be absent any moves. Check out this piece on the players who are believed to be in play this season.
Sportnet: Looking at 2021 NHL standings with normal divisional alignment. An interesting thought experiment, especially when you look at the old Central.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Canucks pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Vancouver. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Neil Pionk and Adam Lowry as well as coach Maurice.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today we have you covered.
TSN: Jets mentally prepared for grueling part of schedule. As Winnipeg get set to play the Canucks tonight on TSN, it will be the first of 17 games in the 31 days of March. With an unprecedented workload, the Jets say that they have been preparing for this, and are ready to pace and take care of themselves mentally, and physically.
Sportsnet 650: Can the Canucks find success in Winnipeg? Sean Reynolds jumped on the Starting Lineup this morning with James Cybulski & Perry Solkowski to talk about tonight’s contest.
InGoal Magazine Podcast: Chat with Winnipeg Jets goalie Laurent Brossoit and trainer Adam Francilia. This was from last week but an informative listen nonetheless.