Note: We return to the MTS Centre for game action as the Jets take on the Penguins in their first post-Christmas game. Pittsburgh played and won last night in St. Paul. We will be covering the game and as always stay tuned to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter| Facebook | Instagram for pre and post game news.
Winnipeg Free Press: Bright ideas anyone? Jets short in that department. (Paywall). Sure didn’t sound like the Jets bench boss has any quick fixes for the problems his team is facing.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ladd runs Scheifele over at practice. (Paywall). Not a good way to get back into the swing of things for a Jets crew looking to get back on track.
Winnipeg Sun: Scheifele suffers head injury. Kirk covers the Scheifele/Ladd hit in practice, the Jets ground to make up, Penguins, World Juniors chatter and Stafford’s assessment.
CBC: 5 things to watch as the Jets take on the Penguins. Includes 1) Flightless birds 2) Kessel 3) Kane calling 4) Wheel’in and 5) Hutch v. Hellebuyck.
Illegal Curve: Practice Report. A look at the lines that coach Maurice used in practice and includes audio from Bryan Little and Drew Stafford.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice scrum. Status of Mark Scheifele. Having some separation between the coach and players. Does the team need to shake their “bad mood”? Did the three days off for him bring about any revelations? What has he seen out of the Pittsburgh Penguins this year? Update on Pavelec? Can he draw anything from the game against the Penguins last season?