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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 8:00 pm CDT tonight as the Jets conclude their two-game series against the Habs. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II:  Join Ez, Drew and I for the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds in Winnipeg.  You can watch it (be sure to hit that subscribe button) and participate here.

Note III:  A few transactions to report today as the Jets lost Anton Forsberg to a waiver claim with the goalie being snagged by the Senators in the morning. Thereafter this afternoon the Jets announced they had reassigned Eric Comrie and Ville Heinola from the Moose to the taxi squad.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets SnapshotsPaul discussed a number of topics including: 1) Need another gear in a hurry. 2) Dubois spots Lightning in Winnipeg, wants to bring more thunder to his game. 3) Belief in the team. 4) Hockey ain’t easy.

Sportsnet: Five potential trade destinations for Predators defenceman Mattias EkholmUntil this trade gets consummated between the Preds and some NHL team expect to hear about Ekholm as well as Savard in connection with the Jets.

The Athletic Winnipeg: How each Jets player’s performance stacks up with his cap hit at midseason. (Paywall). Murat uses game score to assess where players stand at the midpoint of the season. 

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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 Pierre-Luc Dubois, Andrew Copp, Kyle Connor 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: Jets looking to get back to their ‘identity’ tonight against Habs. Having lost their last two games against the Canadiens, the Jets admit Montreal has a strong team that is able to reload and shut things down defensively. Head coach Paul Maurice believes that if Winnipeg is more responsible with the puck, and stick to their identity tonight, they should be able to turn things around.

TSN: Jets keeping focused during 17-game grind in March. The Jets have nine games remaining of their 17 in the month of March, and realize that as things become more intense and more important, they have to be able to maintain their physical and mental health with the regular season nearing the finish line.