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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 I: Puck drop is at 6 pm CDT tonight as the Jets play the Islanders in the third of seven straight games in Winnipeg. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II: As well be sure to join Drew, Ez and I for the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds.

Note III: The Illegal Curve Locker Room is here and it is time to submit your orders before tonight’s 11:59 PM deadline.  Check out and purchase all your IC branded shirts, hats, hoodies and more which are all made locally here in Winnipeg.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: There’s really no surprise in ascendance to stardom for Jets’ Copp. While his work ethic has always been sky high he has backed up the words with his actions and that has led to his new nickname Andrew “Cha Ching” Copp as the UFA will be able to cash in at the end of the season. 

Copp with puck scaled

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Islanders pre-game reportThe Jets held an optional morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on New York. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players as well as head coach Paul Maurice.  

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

Jets video:

Sportsnet: Jets are thriving without contributions from Wheeler, ScheifeleSean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe discuss Andrew Copp betting on himself, the Jets thriving without contributions from Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele, and the play of Eric Comrie.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Podcast. Recap of the Jets/Hawks game. Islanders/Jets preview. Can the Jets afford Dubois/Copp for next season? Play of Eric Comrie this season. Guests included: Jason Bell (with special appearance by Marty Byrde) of the Winnipeg Free Press and Craig Button of TSN.