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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers (Sunday, Jan 1st)

Jets send Patrice Cormier back to AHL, Slater to return. 2011 was a year to remember. Jets snapshots. Jets on a Deadline (game recaps), Audio from both dressing rooms.

Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps: St. John’s pull out 4-3 shootout win over Toronto. Keith McCambride earns all-star berth.

Next opponent news – Montreal Canadiens: Habs falls short in Florida. Racial slur alleged in Habs loss to Panthers. The year that was and the year that will be.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets send Patrice Cormier back to AHL, Slater to returnCormier was definitely not a detriment when he played the 2 games for the Jets.  In fact he was 12 for 12 in the faceoff circleWill be nice to have Slater back in the lineup.

TSN:  2011 was a year to rememberPlenty of amazing moments from the year that has just concluded.  IC will have our own year in review soon.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets snapshotsAnother memorable moment.  Jets know how to hold a  lead after 2.  Lack of Leafs fans in the MTS Centre.  No home province favouritism.  Kane goes hard into boards.  Winnipeg too warm for some.  Blue-line turnovers.  Phaneuf’s ability to neutralize Kane.  Leafs parade to box.  Tobias Enstrom tied Dany Heatley for fifth on the franchise points list.  Jets dominated faceoffs.  Cormier now 12-0 in two games in faceoff circle.
Jets and Leafs

Game Recap – Jets 3 Leafs 2:

Winnipeg Jets:  Blake Wheeler, Zach Bogosian and Ondrej Pavelec.

Toronto Maple Leafs:  Luke Schenn, James Reimer and coach Ron Wilson.

Jets on a Deadline:  Jets 3 Leaf 2.  Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars.

Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps:

TheFan590:  Marlies knock off the IceCapsThe IceCaps managed to make it to 2012 without a regulation loss on the road until today.

Winnipeg Free Press:  St. John’s pull out 4-3 shootout win over TorontoNice to see the AHL affiliate end 2011 on a high noteThis victory ensured that the Caps end 2011 without a regulation loss on the road.

AHL.com:  Keith McCambride earns all-star berthAs a result of St. John’s having the best record in the Eastern conference by today’s date, the Caps bench boss is heading to the all-star game in Atlantic City.

Next opponent news – Montreal Canadiens:

Montreal Gazette:  Habs falls short in Florida.    As coach Noel would say, there is little “joy” for Habs fans these days as their team continues to slide down the Eastern Conference standings.

CBC:  Racial slur alleged in Habs loss to PanthersAs Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said, it is up to the league to investigate and hand out any punishment once they’ve made their determination as to what, if anything, was said.

Montreal Gazette:  The year that was and the year that will beDave Stubbs goes over all the moments of note from the past year for the Habs and looks ahead to 2012.

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-1st-rounder-kristian-vesalainen-signs-one-year-extension-with-hifk/

Which Canadian team do you think is most likely to end the drought?

@KevinWeekes went with the Jets.

https://illegalcurve.com/who-is-canadas-best-chance-at-a-stanley-cup-tsn/

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