Winnipeg Free Press: Verdict is in – Jets fans love Buff. Big Buff has been pretty good while in his current state, so one can only imagine what Buff would be like in optimum physical condition.
Winnipeg Free Press: Buff edging closer to return…maybe Thursday. This is huge news, as when it comes to injuries the question most people have been asking is “when is Buff returning?”. Looks like he could be ready for the game against the Lightning or the Panthers.
Winnipeg Free Press: Declaration of resurgence. The Jets talking about their need for scoring is a bit of a broken record (or bell as the case may be in Philly) and captain Ladd is right that the time for flowery statements is long past. While the injuries are tough, the guys need to step up and start producing.
Winnipeg Sun: Time to step up for Jets. Fans still believe this team can make a serious post-season run. The players haven’t given up either. While they have dug themselves one gigantic hole, there is still time to get out, if they can play like they were in December.
Globe and Mail: ‘Make or break’ time for Jets. It has been a January to forget but the Jets have an opportunity to end it with a bang and get an all important road victory.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ring commemorating AVCO Cup for sale. If you are into Jets WHA history here is a chance to own a genuine AVCO Cup ring from the 1977/78 season.
Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps:
The Telegram: Jets owners like St. John’s but have no plans to sell AHL franchise to Williams. Removing the fact of this team’s success both on and off the ice, I couldn’t see Mark Chipman giving up on the AHL. The relationship he forged with that league is a long term one and I just don’t see him selling, especially before he wins the Calder Cup.
Next opponent news – Philadelphia Flyers:
CSN Philly: Jagr says he’ll play tonight. Looks like Mr. Salute will be facing off against the Jets according to reports.
Delaware County Times: Injured Jagr isn’t frustrated…really he isn’t. Much like the Jets the Flyers have a number of injured players on the shelf. While we enjoy seeing the Jagr salute, the Jets won’t miss seeing it tonight.
Courier Post: Bryzgalov hopes to see gains in net. While his play hasn’t been lights out, the Flyers are sitting in 4th place in the East and are just 3 points back of the 1st place Rangers. If Bryz and the rest of the team get hot to start the 2nd half, they could easily find themselves in 1st place overall to end the season.
CSN Philly: Recharged Flyers’ tough month begins with Jets. The Flyers have lost twice already this season to Winnipeg and are looking to avoid being swept at home by the Jets.