Note: The Jets dropped their second straight game last night in Minnesota as they fell to the Wild 4-1 in St. Paul. The good news for Winnipeg is they remain in top spot in the central and have five-days to rest and recover from a bruising first half of the 2017-18 season. The highlight of the game may have been captain Blake Wheeler showing you can take the man out of Minnesota but you cannot take the Minnesota (Viking) out of the man when he was clapping along to #Skol on the Jets bench.
Note II: Lest ye think that you will be without professional hockey for the week the Manitoba Moose have three games over the course of the next week including an afternoon re-match with the Iowa Wild today at Bell MTS Place after dropping a 5-4 decision on Saturday afternoon. I will join Mitch in the booth once again to provide colour analysis.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets fall flat against the Wild. Ken recaps the contest from St. Paul last night.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets struggle heading into bye week. (Paywall). It was a tough loss at the hand of their division rival and Jason breaks it all down from inside Xcel Energy Center.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Wild wins 4-1 for first victory of the season over Winnipeg. The Jets division rival came into the contest 0/3 previously but it sure didn’t look that way based on the game played by the home side.
The Athletic Minnesota: Wild knock off Jets ahead of Sunday Twin Cities sports trifecta highlighted by Vikings playoff game. (Paywall). Michael Russo covers the Wild and gives you the perspective of a writer that covers the Jets opposition.
Illegal Curve: Moose Fall 5-4 in Wild Finish vs. Iowa. Peter recaps yesterday’s afternoon contest including a look at the lineup, game recap, games news & notes and more.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets/Blackhawks Recap, How active should the Jets be prior to the NHL Trade Deadline, Jets/Wild Preview, Is Blake Wheeler a bonafide Hart Trophy candidate.
Guests: Mitch Peacock (Voice of the Manitoba Moose), Mike Greenlay (Minnesota Wild Analyst for Fox Sports North).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Breaking down Team Canada’s roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Latest TSN Trade Bait Board.
Guests: Michael Traikos (National Hockey Writer, Postmedia), Chris Kontos (Former NHL player), Branden Crowe (Play-by-play voice of the Brandon Wheat Kings).
To listen to part 2 click here.