The Jets had the day off yesterday but were back at work at the MTS IcePlex in preparation for the game against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
Ondrej Pavelec – Thoughts on the start of the season. Facing so many shots. Team working on getting less shots against. Concern with slow starts.
Bryan Little – Playing a divisional rival. More important now? Struggling in the faceoff circle? What can the team do to turn around shot differential? Giving up so many chances. How can team get better collectively? Slow starts. Keeping fresh in compressed schedule.
Jim Slater – How can team get better collectively? Anything individual he does? Slow starts. Building momentum. Thoughts on the Wild. Looking forward to the rivalry? What does team have to do to collectively cut down on shots?
Eric Tangradi – Building better chemistry. Importance of divisional games. Notice anything different playing in the West? Getting off to better starts. Challenges being shuffled between two lines. Getting his offensive game going.
Grant Clitsome – Team being on same page. What does he expect in Minnesota? Little rust in his first game of the regular season. Tough to jump in when everyone else has a few games under their belt? Feeling good now?
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Practice Lines (Courtesy of Darrin Bauming):
Wright-Slater-Peluso (Halischuk subbing in)
*Thorburn skated alone on separate ice. Noel says he is day-to-day with a “lower-body, mid-body, depends.”