Note: The Jets will welcome Vegas to town as the newest NHL franchise hits the Peg’ for the first time ever. The Golden Knights played last night in St. Paul and fell to the Jets central division rival Wild 4-2. Winnipeg is coming off a 3-2 OT loss in Colorado on Wednesday night. Big question in advance of today’s morning skate is will coach Maurice continue to ride Connor Hellebuyck or will he throw Eric Comrie between the pipes? Update: Connor Hellebuyck will make his third straight start for the Jets tonight as coach Maurice sticks with the same lineup. Check out the Winnipeg Jets pre-game report.
Note II: The hottest team in the AHL right now plays in the Bell MTS Place as the Manitoba Moose demolished the Cleveland Monsters by a 7-1 score last night to pick up their eighth straight win. Michael Hutchinson has been rock solid for Manitoba and as it evident from the scoresheet the entire team contributed. The top line continues to produce with Appleton (1G 2A), Petan (3A) and Roslovic (2A) leading the way and Roslovic is now tied for 2nd in AHL scoring while Appleton is tied for 4th (and 2nd in rookie scoring).
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys for Jets versus Knights. Ken’s big matchup is Connor Hellebuyck and Maxime Lagace. His five keys to the game: 1) Starting anew. 2) No Little development. 3) Don’t forget to count. 4) Settle down. 5) Eyes on Karlsson.
Winnipeg Sun: Point totals rising for Jets – November brought more good than bad. It has certainly been as good a two months as we have witnessed since the Jets kicked things off seven seasons ago. Ken also touches on Laine sitting during the final frame against the Avs.
Winnipeg Free Press: We should know by Christmas how high Jets will fly. (Paywall). Former NHLer turned scribe Scott Campbell believes thoughts of a parade should not be scoffed at but feels we should know by Christmas how high Jets will fly.
Winnipeg Free Press: Look how much you’ve grown! Jets a lot different now, first coach Noel says. (Paywall). Always nice to catch up with the former Jets bench boss and that’s just what Mike did in this article as the first coach for this re-born franchise speaks about the growth he has seen from his former club.
Sportsnet: Top 18 RFAs of 2018. Couple of Jets make this list.
Sportsnet: Boomer & Warner in the Morning. Elliotte Friedman joined the guys and was asked about the Jets starting at the 40 minute mark (runs about two minutes) and specifically about the status of Jacob Trouba.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets remain confident when behind. Huslter and Rick Ralph welcome the voice of the Jets on TSN, Dennis Beyak to the show and cover a variety of Jets topics, including last night’s “strange” game in Colorado, the Jets’ improved confidence even when behind, how Paul Maurice shortens his bench, and when Eric Comrie may get his first start of the season.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets have improved positional play. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins the Afternoon Ride for some puck talk. Button’s impressed with the Jets’ positional discipline, mettle, and maturation, sees chemistry throughout their forward lines, and considers their depth some of the best in the NHL.
Sportsnet: Exploring the rise of the Winnipeg Jets. The guys talk about the surging Jets, what’s going right, what their weakness is, and the long-term cap outlook for the team.
Illegal Curve: Moose banish Monsters in 7-1 win. Peter recaps the action, provides you a look at the lineup, includes some notable facts and post-game audio from Chase De Leo, Mason Appleton, Nic Petan and coach Vincent.
Winnipeg Free Press: Moose continue to steamroll opposition. (Paywall). The team seems to be unstoppable this season and Mike brings you plenty of tidbits in his recap.