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Latest Jets news.

Note:  After what feels like a long time the Jets finally return to the ice for a game.  Tonight a snarly Columbus Blue Jackets team rolls into town having just been torn apart by their head coach for dropping a 3-2 OT game at home to the Kings.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  The pros and cons of signing or trading Ladd and Buff… or keeping both.  (Paywall).  Where do you fall on the Byfuglien and/or Ladd wagon?  So far 80% of you would like to see Byfuglien for sure be kept (if given a choice of one of the two).

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets facing back-to-back games for seventh time.  (Paywall).  They don’t play the most in the league but they have certainly played quite a few early on this season.

Winnipeg Sun:  NHL ‘even better’ than Ehlers dreamed.  No chance he isn’t wearing a Jets jersey during the World Juniors.

Nikolaj Ehlers at blue line

CBC:  5 Things to watch as Jets go for 3 straight home wins.  Including 1)  Finishing with the East 2) Focus on Today  3) Big Bobrovsky, 4) Vancouver son and 5) Dim dynamic Dane.

Global News:  Jets goalie conundrum.  I think if I had to guess we will be seeing Connor Hellebuyck going for his fourth win in the NHL.

Globe and Mail:  Rookie goalie Connor Hellebuyck keeping cool as wins keep piling up.  He is young but he sure sounds mature for his age with his let nothing bother me attitude.  Probably a good one to have as a goalie.

Sportsnet:  NHL Roundtable.  (Video). George Stroumboulopoulos sits down with Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson, Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman Jeff Vinik, and Executive Chairman of the Winnipeg Jets Mark Chipman about the stress that comes from being behind the scenes of a NHL team.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler & Lawless.  Hockey Insider Darren Dreger provides an update on the talks between the Winnipeg Jets and the representation of Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd.  (Starts at 3:30).

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Rona Roundtable.  Former NHLer Brent Sopel tells Rick Ralph that there may never be another player like Dustin Byfuglien and Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff should find a way to sign him to a new contract.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Rona Roundtable.  TSN Hockey Analyst Craig Button discusses Team USA’s preliminary roster for the World Junior Hockey Championship and some notable exclusions which include Jets prospects Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic.

Moose news:

Illegal Curve:  Moose re-assign Aaron Harstad to Tulsa Oilers.  The defenceman from Wisconsin had played in just seven games with Manitoba this season.

Moose audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Rona Roundtable.  Patrick Williams of discusses a tough stretch of recent games for the Manitoba Moose.

NHL This Week with Illegal Curve:

Topics: Winnipeg Jets Fortunate Injury Situation, Nikolaj Ehlers and the World Juniors, Jets vs. Blue Jackets Preview, Patrick Kane’s Points Streak

Guest: Stephen Whyno (The Canadian Press)

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