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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers (Wednesday, Dec 28th)

Slow, steady wins race, eventually. Sky-high in Colorado. Jets road scholars. Jets snapshots. Jets defence makes its case. Avalanche’s record win streak blown away by Jets steam. The return of the Winnipeg Jets helps the NHL rediscover Canada.

Affiliate news – IceCaps & Eagles: IceCaps back on the ice. ECHL salutes Eagles’ Forney.

Next opponent news – Los Angeles Kings: Forward Simon Gagne not traveling with team. Kings at Hawks.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Slow, steady wins race, eventuallyAs we talked about on air, the Jets are building for the future and despite the current success we don’t expect any parades down Portage & Main just yet.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Sky-high in ColoradoThe Jets are finally in the post-season!!  Of course they have a long way to go still and  a heavy road schedule in January will really make or break their season.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets road scholarsWhile one road victory against a team playing the 2nd game of a back-to-back does not exactly make the Jets road warriors just yet, they played an excellent road game last night.  With 9 road games in January they are going to have to continue this type of play for most of the month of January.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets snapshotsKane breaks out.  Another streak snapped.  500 club.  Stapleton hits career high.  Thorburn still searching.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets defence makes its caseThey have been simply sensational.  While the goaltending of Ondrej Pavelec has been great, the Jets defence continues to excel, especially when you consider all the substitutions that have been made throughout the season.  Last night, a late scratch of Big Buff, saw Mark Flood who has been excellent in almost every game he has played while wearing a Jets uniform, come into the game and perform extremely well considering he hasn’t seen game action in 4 games.

Denver Post:  Avalanche’s record win streak blown away by Jets steamAs I said on twitter last night, the Jets are streak busters this season.  They have now ended big winning streaks of Boston, Minnesota and Colorado.

National Post:  The return of the Winnipeg Jets helps the NHL rediscover CanadaManitobans might be sad to see the year 2011 come to a conclusion this week.  This has been a banner year for the province as the city of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba has regained some national standing that many felt was lost back in 1996 when the Jets 1.0 departed for Arizona.

Illegal Curve:  Jets on a DeadlineAll the recaps, video highlights and the 3 Stars of the Night.

Affiliate News – IceCaps & Eagles:

VOCM:  IceCaps back on the iceCan the Jets affiliate continue to dominate on the road?  They are back in action and hoping to continue the hot streak they have been on all season long.

Denver Post:  ECHL salutes Eagles’ ForneyIt isn’t just the IceCaps who have found success this season.

Next opponent news – Los Angeles Kings:

SN590:  Forward Simon Gagne not traveling with teamNot surprisingly the Kings won’t disclose his injury but he won’t be on the trip to face Chicago or Winnipeg.

Los Angeles Times:  Kings at HawksTrue North should have sent the Hawks a nice Christmas present as a number of teams have had to pass through the Windy City before they reach Winnipeg.  Playing in Chicago is never easy and the Jets have benefited big time playing teams who have just played the always tough Blackhawks.