Note: After last night’s 3-1 victory over the Devils the undefeated Jets have the day off today and will get back into action with a practice on Sunday. Then they play at 12 noon ct on Monday in Brooklyn against the Islanders.
Note II: Be sure to tune into TSN 1290 Winnipeg for three hours of NHL hockey talk on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show starting this morning at 9 am until 12 pm. Guests: At 9:30 AM, Dave Maloney (Rangers Analyst on MSG). At 10:30 AM, Curtis Pashelka (San Jose Mercury News). At 11:30 AM, Arthur Staple (Newsday).
Winnipeg Free Press: Hutch’s season gets off to good start. (Paywall). Coach Maurice clearly wants both goalies to get into a routine and still has confidence in his young backup.
Winnipeg Free Press: Chiarot takes tips from Duck. (Paywall). The Hamilton connection as well as an association with Moose GM Craig Heisinger has proven beneficial for the young Jets defenceman.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets spoil home opener for New Jersey with 3-1 win. Ed breaks down the Jets win in this recap.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets make it two-for-two. Ken was also in New Jersey and provides this analysis of the win.
CBC: Scheifele coming into his own as offensive driver. He has certainly scored a couple of impressive goals to start the season.
The Record: Devils drop opener 3-1 to Jets. Read the game recap from a New Jersey beat writer.
National Post: Jets spoil John Hynes’ coaching debut by dumping New Jersey Devils 3-1. I suspect it is going to be a long season in Jersey.
Globe and Mail: Five NHL coaches on the evolution and art of the league’s coaching carousel. Coach Maurice was part of this interesting article written by Eric Duhatschek.
ESPN: Jets reaping the benefits of competition between goaltenders. Fans saw the value last season of having a 1/1a and are hoping the team continues to get improved play from both goalies this season.
Illegal Curve: Burmistrov given warning over check to the head. He was clearly relieved that he wouldn’t be on the receiving end of any additional discipline from the league.
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Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice met with the media following the game against New Jersey. To listen click here.
Illegal Curve: Moose fall in season opener. Peter breaks down the first AHL contest for this re-born franchise. The post also contains audio from coach Keith McCambridge and defenceman Jay Harrison.
Winnipeg Sun: Despite two goals from Jay Harrison, Marlies mess up Moose opener. Patrick was also in Toronto and broke down the game in this recap.
Toronto Sun: Marlies beat Moose in AHL season opener. Read the game recap from a Marlies beat writer.
Illegal Curve: Season Preview. In advance of last night’s game, Peter wrote this comprehensive article all about the Jets farm team. A very good read.