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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  Start your morning with the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg.  We have three hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL hockey talk for you.  Guests include Jeff Hamilton (Winnipeg Free Press), Drew Spevak (Denver Sports 760), Terry Koshan (Toronto Sun) and Stephen Whyno (Associated Press).

Note II:  The Jets will hit the ice today at 11 am for a practice.  You can hear all the latest from the skate on here.

Note III:  The Moose start the always fun three games in three days beginning tonight in Rockford where they will take on the IceHogs.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Laine more accurate than an atomic clock.  (Paywall).  When you can eclipse the mark set by Kyle Wellwood back in 2011 you know you are onto something.  All kidding aside he was pretty lethal with his accuracy which should come with little surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to this 18 year old.  Team Blue Dominates 5th Annual Skills Competition. Lots of video in this one in case you didn’t catch some of the events.

Winnipeg Sun:  Ken’s Notebook. Plenty in this one from Ken including 1) Maurice keeps Jets blender spinning. 2) Don’t call it a slump for Ehlers. 3) Hellebuyck stands tall. 4) Byfuglien finding his way. 5) Special teams woes.

Jets skills competition:

Illegal Curve:  Post-skills audio.  We spoke with five-time champ Chris Thorburn as well as most accurate shooter and almost hardest shooter Patrik Laine.

Laine hardest shot

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Illegal Curve:  Full recap.  Plenty happened last night at the MTS Centre for the fifth Jets Skills competition and I blogged the entire event.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Paul Edmonds joins the guys to discuss the Winnipeg Jets’ shootout win that saw their special teams underperform, and Nikolaj Ehlers coming up empty-handed on multiple scoring chances.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Jets captain Blake Wheeler joins the guys ahead of the Jets skills competition to discuss the team’s lacklustre special teams play.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Winger Nikolaj Ehlers joins the guys to discuss his team’s recent form and his high number of scoring chances.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  TSN’s Director of Scouting, Criag Button, joins the guys to share his thoughts on the sputtering Winnipeg Jets power play and penalty kill.