Note: It was an unexpectedly different sort of practice on Saturday for the Jets as captain Blake Wheeler and defenceman Ben Chiarot had a ‘dust up’ during a drill. Players and coach Maurice were quick to dismiss the situation and indicated they had already moved past it. Today the team will focus their attention (and any leftover anger) towards the team that sits six points ahead of them in the standings as top dog in the Western Conference Nashville comes to town following a Saturday night 4-1 loss in St. Paul to the Wild. Jets skate at 9:30 am and our Jets pre-game report will set things up. Stay tuned throughout the day for any and all Jets news and updates via Twitter |Facebook | Instagram.
Note II: The Moose played last night and lost 3-1 to the Heat as the visitors attacked Manitoba from puck drop and wouldn’t allow them to really get their game established. They eventually pushed back and got within one when Sami Niku narrowed it to a one goal game but they just couldn’t get the equalizer and Stockton put it away with an empty netter. The team is scheduled to practice today at 12 noon at the IcePlex.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs Predators. Ken’s big matchup is Kyle Connor vs Ryan Ellis. His keys to the game include: 1) Send a message. 2) Scheifele finding his groove. 3) Ehlers closing in. 4) Johansen rolling. 5) Steady Saros.
Winnipeg Sun: ‘Boys being boys’ Gloves drop, intensity runs high at Jets practice. Ken had a front row seat to the festivities and shares his thoughts on the incident.
Winnipeg Sun: 15-game goal drought causing Perreault no additional stress. The consummate team player his scrum comments were largely overshadowed by his teammates extracurricular activities but demonstrate a commitment to a team first approach necessary to win.
Winnipeg Free Press: Wheeler, Chiarot get into it at practice. (Paywall). Wild and wacky times at Bell MTS Place.
Sportsnet: Jets see practice scrap as sign of growing camaraderie. What else do we expect players to say after an incident like this occurs? They certainly aren’t going to add fuel to the fire.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Practice Report. Perhaps the most memorable practice for the Winnipeg Jets as tempers flared although that was smoothed over once everyone was off ice.
Illegal Curve: Moose burnt by Heat as they drop a 3-1 decision. Manitoba split this two-game series with a win on Thursday and a loss last night in front of 6200+ fans at Bell MTS Place. Plenty to digest from the game notes as well as post-game audio from Sami Niku, Michael Spacek, Cam Maclise and coach Vincent. It also includes health updates on Nic Petan, Brendan Lemieux and Julian Melchiori.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Topics: Recap of Jets-Ducks Game from Friday Night. The Role of Jack Roslovic Entering the Playoffs. Who should the Jets want the Predators to have to face in the 1st Round/Jets-Predators Preview? The Hockey News declares Logan Stanley a falling prospect/Latest Edition of Craig’s List.
Guests: Ted Wyman (Winnipeg Sun). Willy Daunic (Nashville Predators Broadcaster).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: The Future of Ken Holland in Detroit. Upheaval with Alberta’s NHL Teams. Manitoba Moose Week in Review.
Guests: Evan Sporer (Sporting News Canada/The Athletic). Interview with Branden Crowe (Brandon Wheat Kings broadcaster). Chase De Leo (Manitoba Moose forward).
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