Note: The Jets had a busy day of practice on Thursday as they prepared to face division rival Colorado tonight at Bell MTS Place marking the seventh straight game in Winnipeg on this ten game home stand. Morning skate gets underway at 10:30 am and the Jets pre-game report will bring you up to speed on the latest. Puck drop is at 7 pm. Stay tuned throughout the day for any and all Jets news and updates via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.
Note II: After a highly successful road trip (6-1-1-1) the Moose were back in action last night facing the defending Calder champion Griffins. It was a tight affair that the home side lost 1-0 and while they couldn’t generate much offence their goalie gave them a chance to win it, as Jaime Phillips stopped 37 of 38 shots he faced, including a number of grade A chances for Grand Rapids.
The Athletic Winnipeg: It’s time to go all in and that means paying big for necessary upgrades. (Paywall). Murat is suggesting the Jets be bold as this trade deadline approaches. It will be interesting to see the approach taken by Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Paul covers quite a bit in this one including: 1) Winnipeg pressure beats Atlanta. 2) New look lines. 3) Laine and Ehlers drop down lineup which gives Copp a new shot. 4) Hendricks didn’t like hit.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets coach juggles lines to spark team. (Paywall). One thing this team seems to have is a lot of scoring power spread out so the nice benefit is that if one line isn’t going you can likely get some offence from one of the other lines.
Winnipeg Free Press: Hendricks seeing red over blindside hit to head, but gets green light to play. (Paywall). From up above it seemed clear that Bowey wasn’t pleased with a hit earlier in the shift and that was clearly the way Jets forward Matt Hendricks saw it as well.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets should beef up its lineup before trade deadline. (Paywall). Former NHLer turned scribe Scott Campbell thinks it wouldn’t hurt to make some augmentations to the Jets composition prior to the deadline on the 26th of February.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Practice Report. A look at the moves made by the Jets before practice began, some practice notes, a look at the lines, health updates (Hendricks, Tanev, Hutchinson, Mason, Matthias, Lowry, Trouba) and scrums with Little, Scheifele, Laine, Hendricks and coach Maurice.
TSN: Should the Jets be embracing the expectations and pressure? After Jets captain Blake Wheeler said, ‘pump the breaks, we haven’t done anything yet’, and head coach Paul Maurice said, ‘celebrate the expectations and all the pressure’, That’s Hockey weighs in on the differing opinions in Winnipeg.
TSN: Jets remain focused while embracing high expectations. After captain Blake Wheeler stressed the importance of dealing with today, and to not look ahead to the playoffs, his Jets teammates echoed his thoughts and say they embrace the pressure of being considered a top tiered team.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Roslovic is becoming more comfortable. TSN 1290 Jets analyst Trevor Kidd looks back on the Jets comeback win vs. Washington, the look of the new Jets lines, how Jack Roslovic is looking more comfortable and how Adam Lowry’s injury has effected the make-up of the team.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Win against Capitals huge momentum builder. Josh Morrissey dropped by the Big Show to talk about how big a win it was for the club against Washington, how the team rallies behind Blake Wheeler’s comments and where the team play is approaching the deadline.
Illegal Curve: Moose stymied by Griffins in 1-0 shutout. Peter breaks down the loss including a look at the lineup, a game recap, game notes and other news. Also includes a post-game chat with coach Vincent.
Winnipeg Free Press: Moose lose on home ice to Griffins 1-0. (Paywall). Mike recaps last night’s loss as he saw it from the pressbox.
Winnipeg Free Press: Veteran having career year with Moose. (Paywall). Cameron Schilling has been an excellent addition to the Moose squad this season and he has been having himself quite the year.