Note: Puck drop is at 6:30 pm CST tonight as the Jets go up against the Hurricanes in Winnipeg. After the game, be sure to check out illegalcurve.com for all the post-game reaction.
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Winnipeg Free Press: Stastny blows back into town with Hurricanes. While folks wanted Stastny brought back to Winnipeg at a reasonable rate for the 2022-23 season the early returns show the value (literally) of signing Sam Gagner instead. Stastny has four points (0G 4A) at a cost of 1.5 million while Gagner has six points (3G 3A) at a cost of 750K.
Global News: Captain-less Jets already know who deserves the ‘C’. Given his stature on this team (meant both literally and figuratively) it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see Lowry receive the ‘C’ as the third captain of the Jets. He definitely has the personality to handle the sometimes onerous task of dealing with us in the media.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs Hurricanes pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate as they prepared to face Carolina. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players/coaching staff media availabilities.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today, we have you covered.
TSN: ‘They’re going to put a lot of pressure on us’: Jets excited for challenge Canes present. Looking to bounce back from a shutout loss on Saturday, the Jets are hoping to end their homestand on a winning note against a Hurricanes team that Winnipeg admits plays a style that they are trying to get to. Understanding the aggressive game that is ahead of them, the Jets also believe they are built to handle it.
Global News: Jets continue to help fight cancer. CancerCare Manitoba Foundation talks about ways the Winnipeg Jets effort with Hockey Fights cancer assists in better treatment for those battling cancer.