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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  The Jets are back from holidays and return to action in the windy city as they take on the Blackhawks tonight in Chicago with a 7:30 pm puck drop.  As always be sure to keep it locked to for pre and post game news and on social media including via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Note II:  The Moose are on their last day of holiday break before they return to action tomorrow morning at the IcePlex.  They have a pair of games this weekend (Friday & Sunday) against the Charlotte Checkers.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Five keys in Jets vs Blackhawks.  Ken’s list includes: 1) Shaking off the rust. 2) Central strength. 3) Goalies set for push. 4) Shadowing time. 5) Keep it rolling.  And Ken’s big matchup is Jets penalty kill vs Blackhawks penalty kill.

Hutchinson and Hellebuyck

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets hit a long, winding road at critical time.  The margin for error is razor thin.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Time to get back to work.  (Paywall).  Jeff writes about some of the good and bad of the first part of the season and how the Jets will look to focus on the good things the team did as they move ahead this season.  Jets to start mythical second half.  A quick look back as well as a look ahead.  Auston Matthews vs. Patrik Laine.  NHL Network analyst John MacLean compares top two rookie forwards.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve:  Joel Marcoux one-on-one with Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice.  Topics include: Earliest hockey memory.  Was he always a D man?  Is he the only hockey luminary to come out of Sault Ste. Marie (for his age group)?  Is he reflective?  When did he start to feel comfortable?  How important was his stop in Russia?  How’s his Russian?  On pieces of advice.  Can he shelf a loss?  On his routine.  Is hockey his “instrument”?  Any superstitions?  On his connection with the Winnipeg community.  On taking a chance/giving someone an opportunity.  Is he having fun this year?