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Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  The Jets will face the Wild tonight in St. Paul at 6 pm.  Keep it locked to for pre and post game and on social media including via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Note II:  The Moose have a re-match with Wild tonight at 7 pm.  I think it may be the first time both the Jets and Moose play the Wild and Wild on the same evening (fun fact).

Jets news:

Pioneer Press:  Is Patrick Laine the next Alex Ovechkin? Bruce Boudreau sees similarities.  Jets fans certainly hope the Wild coach is right in his assessment.


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Winnipeg Sun:  Jets set to show what they are made of.  These next two games against tough central division opponents can have a major impact on the season, especially as we inch closer and closer to that U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

Winnipeg Sun:  Five keys to Jets vs. Wild.  Ken’s keys include 1) Energy restored? 2) Laine looks to break out. 3) Reinforcements on the way. 4) Dubnyk returns to form. 5) Staal’s resurgence. And his big matchup is Blake Wheeler vs. Zach Parise.

Winnipeg Sun:  Stafford aiming for return.  From line rushes to his own words it sure sounds like the veteran winger should be ready to return to the lineup tonight.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets hanging in at season’s quarter-point.  Kenny breaks out his teacher’s grading system for the Jets.

Winnipeg Free Press: Stafford expected to be back in lineup tonight. (Paywall).  It appears that the Moose are gonna be getting some recruits back with #12 set to return to the lineup either tonight or the next game.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets hit the ice for practice after long layoff.  (Paywall).  Having gone almost a month without one the Jets tried to work on some areas that have slipped of late, like special teams.

Sportsnet:  Handing out NHL quarter-season awards.  No surprise that Patrik Laine is frontrunner for Calder in this one and Mark Scheifele gets recognition as a potential MVP.

Metro News:  Heritage Classic street banners among Jets cancer-fighting auctionsAny way to fight (by raising money) against this awful disease is good when the proceeds raised can help fund research.

Sportsnet:  30 ThoughtsOpens with talk of Finnish elite League and Joel Armia and Patrik Laine.  Mark Scheifele talk in #1.

Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Injury Report.  An update on the players in the infirmary.

Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Practice Report.  It almost reached a month between Jets practices.  Coach Maurice spent quite a bit of time working the power play.  Drew Stafford drew back into the regular line rotation.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Dennis Beyak joins the guys to discuss the first Winnipeg Jets practice in nearly a month, and posits who the Jets may protect for the upcoming NHL expansion draft.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Donvito Roundtable.  Scott Cullen of discusses his NHL Power Rankings with Rick Ralph and how injuries are catching up with the Jets.

Illegal Curve:  Practice scrums.  Hear from Adam Lowry, Drew Stafford, Patrik Laine and Coach Maurice.

Moose news:

Illegal Curve:  Wild top Moose 1-0 in OT.  Game recap, player assessments and post-game audio (Coach, Comrie & Roslovic).  

Winnipeg Free Press:  Moose lose after key breakdown. (Paywall).  Mike breaks down the game in this recap.

Winnipeg Free Press:  DeSalvo opens up offensive game.  (Paywall).  He is the type of player that you watch and wonder how he remains without an AHL deal.  Mike gets into it with the Illinois native.