Note: The Jets have the day off today. The team will hit the ice for a game day skate at the MTS Centre tomorrow as they get ready to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Note II: Don’t fret though as you won’t be without hockey as the Manitoba Moose have their home opener as they welcome the Bakersfield Condors for game three on their schedule. I will be down at the MTS Centre during the day and for the game so keep it locked to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter|Facebook | Instagram for all the latest Moose news. (For some insight into today’s game day skate lines and audio click here).
Jets & Moose afternoon news:
CBC: The Great One hopes for a tie in Oilers-Jets legends game in Winnipeg. Good news for #99 is that the temps are supposed to be around +10 for their game.
Toronto Sun: Matthews downplays first meeting with Laine. These two players will be linked for the rest of their careers so while they may try to downplay the significance of facing each other the hockey world will be watching. (no pressure or anything).
Winnipeg Free Press: Lots of time for deal before Trouba loses season, agent says. (Paywall). Seems like only yesterday that the news of his trade demand made waves and now we are getting closer and closer to the December 1st deadline.
Winnipeg Free Press: Lemieux ready to rumble with Moose after missing Jets camp. (Paywall). He was one of those players many of us were going to be keeping our eye on during Jets training camp as someone who could possibly challenge for a spot on the Jets roster. The injury suffered in the Prospect Tournament set that back but we will now have a chance to watch him compete from the AHL as he pushes for an NHL roster spot.
Today’s Slapshot: Darren Dreger – Cheveldayoff and Jets remain patient on Trouba front. Missed this one from yesterday.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets fall to Bruins. The lack of power in the power play was a bit concerning to fans who were wondering where all that pre-season optimism has gone. Ken breaks down the loss.
Winnipeg Sun: Armia relishes role with Jets. He certainly looked and played like a player that didn’t want to be benched for game four. He’s been a nice piece to the Jets puzzle.
Winnipeg Sun: Ted’s Notes. Includes 1) Wheeler finding voice as Jets’ captain 2) Armia turning heads 3) This N That.
Winnipeg Free Press: Bruins blast Jets 4-1. (Paywall). Mike breaks down the game in this article.
Winnipeg Free Press: Organ player brings old-school sound to Jets games. (Paywall). The topic has certainly been the focus of lots of discussion of late.
Winnipeg Free Press: Bob Essensa thrilled to pull on Jets jersey again; his body, however... (Paywall). All I hear when I see that headline is “Great save Essensa”.
NESN: David Pastrnak scores again as Boston rebounds, beats Jets. A recap of the game from the Boston perspective.
NESN: Blake Wheeler, now Jets captain, has carved out nice career in Winnipeg. The Boston media wanted to catch up with the current Jets captain and former member of the Bruins.
National Post: From Trouba to Lindholm, young NHL blue-chippers want more — and they want it now. The story that continues to vex Jets fans.
Bruins 4 Jets 1:
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice post-game. Topics include not being able to capitalize on the power play. Moving the puck better on the PP. What did he think of Armia’s game tonight? What does he attribute the Jets 3rd period penalty trouble? Getting more minutes for Josh Morrissey. Can it be tricky for players when you try to change the way they play to generate offence?
Illegal Curve: Jets players post-game. Hear from Connor Hellebuyck and Tyler Myers.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Winnipeg Jets great Teemu Selanne joins Hustler & Lawless ahead of the Heritage Classic, and tells H&L what he’s looking forward most to on the weekend.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Dean Matsuzaki, EVP of Events, joins Hustler & Lawless to describe the preparations for the Heritage Classic, and shares the entertainment and activities surrounding the weekend of hockey in Winnipeg.
Sportsnet: The Big Show. With goaltender Jonathan Quick out long term in L.A., the big question is what will they do next? NHL Insider Renaud Lavoie from TVA Sports says the Kings will be forced to make a trade and points to Winnipeg’s Ondrej Pavelec as a top possibility. (Pavelec talk starts at about the 3 minute mark).
Illegal Curve: Moose player review. The Moose are back for a second season of AHL hockey in the city. Become familiar with this squad as we break down the 2016-17 Manitoba Moose roster.