Note: The guys get you set for Sunday afternoon’s Jets-Sabres game and the accompanying return of Zach Bogosian and Evander Kane to Winnipeg for the first time since last February’s trade. Guests: Bill Hoppe (Sabres beat-writer) 9:30 AM. Claude Noel (former Jets head coach, scout for Devils) at 10 am. Chuck Gormley (CSN Washington) at 11:00 AM. Jon Rosen (LA Kings Insider) at 11:30 AM. All this, plus tons of Jets talk. Show time is 9:00 AM on TSN 1290 Radio in Winnipeg.
Note II: There is plenty of Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian returning to Winnipeg news but since it really doesn’t pertain to the Winnipeg Jets it will be in a separate post. You can read all the articles (and there are quite a few) here.
Note III: The Manitoba Moose are playing their second game of the weekend against the Toronto Marlies but tonight they will be wearing Polar Bear jerseys. Puck drops at 7 pm. For updates from the game follow me on twitter @icdave.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets enter second half of slippery season trying to gain traction. (Paywall). While they haven’t exactly been eliminated from playoff contention it is going to take one hell of an effort to get over the playoff line. In this comprehensive article Ed and Tim look at 1) Contracts 2) Straight Outta the Central 3) Goals against 4) Road vs. Home 5) Road woes 6) Not special teams 7) Penalty troubles 8) The puck stops here. 9) Boys to Men and 10) Team Awards.
Winnipeg Free Press: Whiteboard: Trouba, Chiarot handle their opposite-side lineups well. (Paywall).Watch as former NHLer J. P. Vigier breaks it down for you. (video).
Winnipeg Sun: Jets showing signs of life. While the Jets are at the bottom looking up Ken says they have been showing signs of life of late. Included in this article are Ken’s mid season grades.
Winnipeg Sun: Winnipeg’s favourite soap opera returns. Paul writes about the return in a way that only he can. Additionally he also wrote about 1) Trade being lopsided 2) Jets season defining home stand 3) Dustin Penner repo man and 4) All-Star snubs.
Winnipeg Sun: Fans looking forward to booing Kane. It is going to be a spectacle on Sunday.
Illegal Curve: Comprehensive breakdown of the music at Winnipeg Jets games in 2015-16. If you’ve been to a Jets game and left wondering about a particular song this list will give you the information you need to figure out what that song was.
Detroit Free Press: Wolverines pummel Spartans. Jets 2015 1st round pick Kyle Connor just won Rookie of the Month for December and picked up two goals and three assists last night in the Wolverines 9-2 win over the Spartans.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Rona Roundtable. MSG Analyst Steve Valiquette tells Rick Ralph he is not surprised by Connor Hellebuyck’s success and expects it to continue.
Illegal Curve: Moose downed 3-0 by Nylander-less Marlies. Includes plays of game, top Moose & post-game audio (Coach McCambridge & Brendan Kitchton).
Winnipeg Free Press: Moose again mastered by Marlies. (Paywall). The game was a lot closer than the score would indicate.
Global News: Moose react to 3-0 loss to Marlies. Includes video as well as a breakdown of the game from Russ.