Note: The Jets left Winnipeg with 5 of 6 points in the bank. They also learned on Monday that they had lost Evander Kane for this week’s two road games starting with this evening’s contest in Dallas. The game goes at 7:30 pm at American Airlines Center. As always keep it locked to @illegalcurve for all the pre and post game coverage.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets Notebook. Ed kicks off his column talking about the Jets annual friends and family road trip, recent moves made by the club, being on the road and some things of note including droughts.
Winnipeg Free Press: Not a sin bin Jets ain’t been in. Ed chimes in with a couple of funny nicknames for these pugnacious Jets. Of course it would probably be to the Jets advantage to stay out of the penalty box.
LA Times: Fans on board as Winnipeg Jets rocket toward possible playoff spot. Times columnist Helene Elliott writes about the resiliency of Jets fans and the dedication they show to the game. Nothing that folks from around here haven’t read before but an interesting read of a column featured in the LA Times.
Winnipeg Sun: Move over Broad Street Bullies, Winnipeg Jets have become thugs of the NHL. The Jets are certainly not backing down from the rough and tumble game this season.
Illegal Curve: Evander Kane gets two game suspension. From the hit on Stoner to the explanation from the NHL Department of Player Safety we have it all in this column. As well please vote in the newest IC Poll and let us know if you think the two game suspension that Kane received was fair.
TSN: C’mon Ref. Couple of fans asked former NHL referee Kerry Fraser his opinion on why there weren’t more penalties given out in the melee that occurred after the Kane hit on Stoner.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice scrum (audio). Continuing the momentum into Dallas/Colorado. Does he expect Kane to be suspended? Is it a different hit than Lowry’s hit? On being the most penalized team league. Why is this team able to stay so close in most games? Kane being on the call during practice. His thoughts on Galiardi. Fair to say that Galiardi will have a role to play. Guarding against the mumps. What happened to Ladd in practice? Does he think teams are targeting the young guys?
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Big Show (audio). Shane Hnidy joins the guys to discuss why the new version of Dustin Byfuglien on defence has been extremely positive for the Jets, and explains why he thinks Byfuglien can reach new heights under Paul Maurice.
Dallas Morning News: Two young guns will continue to play top six minutes for Stars. Sounds like the Stars may still make some lineup changes for tonight’s game against the Jets but here are a couple of players to keep your eyes on this evening.
Dallas Morning News: How will Kari Lehtonen fare against ex-teammate? A preview of the game from the Stars beat writer. Dallas is one team the Jets are going to have to keep in the rear view mirror, so two points tonight are absolutely critical if they are serious about the playoffs.