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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 continue their five-game road trip with a re-match against the Habs in Montreal. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Simple and direct is not as easy as it sounds for JetsThe other team gets paid too is a common refrain we often hear and they aren’t there to allow you to execute your gameplan.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Winnipeg Free Press: Player Jets wanted to ditch is sure earning his keep. (Paywall).  We spent quite a bit of time discussing Mathieu Perreault on today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show.  Mike wrote about the veteran forward.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Nine potential trade targets for the Jets ahead of the 2021 deadline.  (Paywall).  One of those trade targets was a player I thought the Jets could have gotten as part of their blockbuster deal with Columbus earlier this season.

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 Kyle Connor and Andrew Copp 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 video:

TSN: We hope to grow into a ‘formidable force’ as we get closer to playoff time. Jets forward Andrew Copp explains where he feels the team is at in terms of cohesiveness at this point of the season and in regards to achieving its full potential.

TSN: There’s a bit of hatred there, it’s good. Jeff Petry explains the importance of the Habs being on top of their game from the start against the Jets, while Brett Kulak says Montreal is hungry to take it to Winnipeg tonight.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:

Topics: Jets week in review. Performance of Mathieu Perreault this season. Should the Jets be trying to target a player like Mattias Ekholm? Importance of this coming week’s three-game series vs Leafs.

Guest: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press) at 31:10.

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Update from Jets morning skate. Jets ability to avoid a losing streak. More on Jets/Habs. The baseball style of schedule.

Guests:  Michael Traikos (National Hockey Writer for Postmedia) at :15 and Mitch Peacock (Voice of the Winnipeg Ice) at 29:47.

To listen to part 2 click here.