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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 6:00 pm CT tonight as the Jets kick off their five-game road trip with a date against the Habs in Montreal. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II: The Moose got a boost today as the Jets announced they had reassigned David Gustafsson and Kristian Vesalainen to their AHL affiliate.  As well Joona Luoto was reassigned to the taxi squad.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Scheifele, Dubois play hockey, not analytics, they say. (Paywall).  Jeff got twitter a flutter this afternoon when he mentioned analytics during today’s media availability.

Yahoo Sports: Jets star Mark Scheifele has no time for ‘hogwash’ analyticsAs soon as I heard the word ‘hogwash’ during the media availability I figured it may create a bit of controversy.  

Montreal Gazette:  Jake Allen will be in goal for Habs vs. JetsGet set up for tonight’s contest with a look at the Jets opponent from a writer that covers the Habs.

Global News: Appleton finds his lane with JetsAs I’ve said for awhile now the Jets 2015 6tj rounder continues to seize the opportunity in front of him and isn’t afraid to continue pushing for more. 

Sportsnet: NHL Power RankingsJets are ranked 10th on this list.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Canadiens pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Montreal. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Mark Scheifele, Pierre-Luc Dubois as well as head coach Maurice.  

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

Jets audio:

TSN 690 Montreal:  The Jets really miss Ben Chiarot. TSN’s Winnipeg reporter, Sara Orlesky, joins Off with Cuff with Chris Nilan and Matthew Ohayon to give us some insight on the Habs latest opponent in the Winnipeg Jets.

Chiarot defending vs Ehlers

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Jets video:

TSN:  Scheifele shares biggest difference between this year’s Jets team and last year’s. With Winnipeg sitting second in the North Division, and having won five of the last six games, Jets forward Mark Scheifele discusses the biggest difference between this year’s team and last year’s squad, while head coach Paul Maurice and forward Pierre-Luc Dubois weigh in on the challenges the Canadiens present tonight.

Sportsnet: Stastny adding so much leadership and hockey IQ to Jets’ top line. Mark Scheifele discusses what Paul Stastny adds to their top line with Blake Wheeler, the advantages of having a 2nd centre, and a player that has so much hockey IQ, and a ton of leadership and experience.