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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News

Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News (Wednesday, Dec 7th)

Jets climb in NHL standings after beating Bruins. Jets aren’t sitting back after beating champs. Winning in a winter wonderland.

Next opponent news – Carolina Hurricanes: Carolina at Edmonton. Goalie Mike Murphy makes unfortunate NHL history.

A healthy dose of realignment talk from ESPN, TSN and the Globe and Mail.

TSN:  Jets climb in NHL standings after beating BruinsA victory over the defending champs in December is nice, but coach Claude Noel is focused on a larger goal (playoffs), and that requires him to continue to treat each game like the rest, no matter how big or small the opponent.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets are’t sitting back after beating champs.   Big test comes Friday where they will need to avoid a let down game against a struggling Hurricanes team and then a quick flight to Detroit to take on a rested Red Wings (they play Phoenix on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena) squad.  The Hurricanes are the first repeat team the Jets face at the MTS Centre, a 5-3 Winnipeg win back on October 22nd.
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The Manitoban:  Winning in a winter wonderland.  3 wins in December down, 11 games to go.  Fans are hoping that if the Jets can continue their hot streak, they could make things a lot easier if they have post-season aspirations.  

Next opponent news – Carolina Hurricanes:

Canes Country:  Carolina at Edmonton.  Will the Canes streak of losses continue?  A preview of tonight’s game against the Oilers.

Realignment News:

FS North:  Wild expect to benefit from realignment.  Jets fans were excited to be moved into a conference when the Wild were projected by many to finish out of the playoffs this season, not as they are now, 1st overall in the league.

ESPN:  NHL realignment playoff system lacks fairness.  The article requires being ESPN insider to read full article.

TSN:  Likes and dislikes of NHL’s realignment.  Dave Hodge asks the following question to fans: “What do you like most, or least, about the NHL’s realignment?”

Globe and Mail:  Score one for NHL.  Appears that the West is finally happy with the travel schedule.