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Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  The Jets are in Nasvhille to kick off a three-game road trip which also ends a four-game swing within the division.  The team cancelled practice on Monday as they rest up following their weekend double-header with the Blues.  Team has morning skate at 11:30 am.  The Winnipeg Jets pre-game report will set up today’s contest.

Note II:  The Moose had been scheduled to practice at the IcePlex following a Monday day off after three games in three days which saw them sweep all three including two against the Marlies (formerly the top team in the AHL until the Moose knocked them off that pedestal) but have chosen to take another day of rest.  The team will hit the ice to practice on Wednesday for a double-header against the San Antonio Rampage which starts on Thursday at Bell MTS Place.

Note III:  The NHL Holiday Roster freeze begins at 11:59 pm tonight and will go until December 28th at 12:01 am.  Cap Friendly has more details here.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Five keys to Jets vs Predators.  Ted’s five keys include: 1) Keep up the pressure. 2) Forget the last one. 3) Shut ’em down. 4) Balancing act. 5) Solve Pekka.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets look to improve road play in key matchup with PredatorsTonight will be a critical match up for the Jets who need to keep the good feelings from the weekend rolling.

Winnipeg Free Press:  It’s Jets’ firepower up against Preds’ extinguisher in Nashville.  (Paywall).  Will offense beat defence or will it be the other way around?  Stay tuned.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Morrissey adds some O-zone flash to shutdown role on blue line.  (Paywall).  He has continued to develop his game to new levels this season.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Mark Scheifele – An all-consuming passion for hockey.  (Paywall).  Eric D goes long on the top Jets centre in this article.

Mark Scheifele up close

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

TSN:  Jets finally getting rewarded for their patience.  Kevin Cheveldayoff knows if the circumstances were different, he might have been out of a job a few years ago. Tasked with overseeing the rebirth of the Winnipeg Jets as a rookie NHL general manager when they returned to the hockey-mad city in 2011, the club has made the playoffs just once under his watch.

Illegal Curve:  Former Jets forward Chris Thorburn reflects on his return to Winnipeg.  Had a good chat with Chris Thorburn following the Jets win over his Blues. He reflected on his return to Winnipeg and what this city means to him.

Jets video:

YLE:  When Patrik Laine is hard on himselfThe translation is OK but you can watch the video which contains both English and Finnish.

Moose news:

Illegal Curve:  Moose goalie Michael Hutchinson named AHL Player of the Week He has certainly added a lot of crystal to his trophy case this season.

Illegal Curve:  What’s in a Curve?  I chatted with De Leo, Roslovic, Petan and Appleton about their sticks, blade curves and personalized gear.