Note: Most of the Jets are on the final day of their All-Star break with the exception of Blake Wheeler and Connor Hellebuyck who participated in the skills competition last night and will take part in the game tonight in Tampa. The big news on Saturday was that the Jets & Panthers will play a pair of regular season games in Finland next November.
Note II: The Moose continued their road dominance picking up their 29th win of the season last night in Laval when they beat the Rocket 5-2. For point of reference they have 32 games remaining and have as many wins this season as they did last season. They continue to be road warriors and are now 17-4-1 in 22 road games this season and have points in eleven straight on the road (10-0-1). The majority of the Moose players are now off for the AHL All-Star break. Exception is coach Vincent who will head to Utica, NY with Mason Appleton, Cameron Schilling and Michael Hutchinson. Skills competition is today and game is on Monday.
Winnipeg Sun: Chipman happy Jets are carrying on international tradition with Finland trip. There has been a long tradition of the connection between the city of Winnipeg and the entire country of Finland.
Winnipeg Sun: Laine, Jets to play Panthers in Finland next November. We spoke to Finnish journalist Pekka Jalonen on yesterday’s IC Hockey Show and he indicated that Patrik Laine being part of this event is going to make it absolutely massive in Finland.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets to take on Panthers in Finland. (Paywall). Jason writes about the series set to take place next season.
Sun-Sentinel: Panthers, Jets to play two games in Finland next season. A look at the mini series from the perspective of someone who covers Florida.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets competitive advantage and what it means for their potential trade deadline dealings. (Paywall). Murat looks at why the team is in a good spot.
Jets official site: 1-on-1 with Mark Chipman. Jamie Thomas catches up with Mark Chipman to discuss the Jets and Panthers games in Finland this fall.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets/Ducks Recap, Jets/Lightning Preview, 2018 All-Star Weekend in Tampa, Nic Petan on TSN’s Trade Bait Board, Connor Hellebuyck’s next contract
Guests: Brian Engblom (Tampa Bay Lightning TV Analyst for Sun Sports), Emily Kaplan (ESPN.com).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: PHWA Mid-Season Award Voting, TSN’s Frank Seravalli picks Blake Wheeler for the Hart Trophy, Phone calls in the final hour on the Boston Pizza Fan Line
Guests: Pekka Jalonen (Hockey writer @ Iltalehti).
To listen to part 2 click here.