Note: The Jets final home game for a week is tonight as they host the Washington Capitals in a home and home series which continues in the U.S. capital on Thursday. Keep it locked to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter|Facebook |Instagram for all the pre and post game news..
Note II: The Moose have a second day of practice this week as they hit the ice to prepare to face defending Calder Cup champion Cleveland Monsters on Thursday and Saturday.
ESPN: Blockbuster Connor McDavid-Auston Matthews showdown sure to be a thriller. Why is this article relevant to Jets fans? Because LeBrun sought the insight of “veteran” Mark Scheifele to add his insight into tonight’s face-off of the two first overall picks, guys the Jets associate captain played with at the World Cup of Hockey.
Winnipeg Free Press: Looks like young Jets starting again from base camp. (Paywall). The reliance on youth can have plenty of ramifications writes Mike.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets-Capitals game. Includes 1) Ehlers earns promotion 2) Power outage 3) Back to Hellebuyck 4) Staying hot 5) Holtby finding form and for an extra bonus a look at the big matchup.
Winnipeg Sun: Ovechkin goes from idol to peer for Laine. Plenty of eyeballs will be watching #8 and #29 tomorrow when the Capitals and Jets face each other at the MTS Centre.
TSN: That’s Hockey. (Video). Many are drawing comparisons between Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine. That’s Hockey breaks down the similarities between their devastating shots.
TSN: That’s Hockey. (Video). With the Jets being a sub .500 team and sitting in the bottom third of the league defensively, the team is feeling Jacob Trouba’s absence, but as Bob McKenzie explains, there doesn’t appear to be any solution coming anytime soon.
Sportsnet: Key to a Winnipeg Jets turnaround starts in goal. Shots fired. Shots fired. No punches pulled in this one about the Jets backstops.
Sportsnet: Rookie of the Week – Patrik Laine. (Video). Patrik Laine continues to roll as he racked up another 2 goals and an assist in the last 7 days making him our back to back Rookie of the Week.
TSN: Trouba only has two choices. But Bob I put three options in my poll not two. $600,00.00 to date isn’t a small sum to have already lost and you would have to imagine he is constantly chatting with his agent as the time winds closer to that December 1st date. Get the latest from hockey insider Bob McKenzie.
Illegal Curve: Jets and Moose Halloween gear. Check out some of the players from both squads in their costumes.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Big Show. Voice of the Jets Dennis Beyak joined the guys to break down the club’s 3-1 loss to the Sabres including the play of Alex Burmistrov, the goaltending rotation and why the Jets are in tough with a hectic schedule in the month of November.
Illegal Curve: Behind the Mask – Eric Comrie. I spoke with the young Moose goalie about his mask.
KSFY: Stampede’s Berdin named USHL Goaltender of the Week. Including a record setting 59 save performance the other night.