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Latest Winnipeg Jets news and audio.

Note:  The Jets were defeated 7-3 by the Oilers in Edmonton last night but no time to dwell on the loss as they will face the Flames tonight here in Winnipeg.  Puck drop is at 7 pm at Bell MTS Place.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets Snapshots.  Includes: 1) McDavid steals the show. 2) Stanley looking to build. 3) Copp shows speed.

Winnipeg Sun: Former Jets workhorse goalie Ondrej Pavelec retires after 11 NHL seasonsThe Calder Cup champ has called it a career.

Pavelec dialed in

Photo Credit: Rodney Braun

Winnipeg Sun: Shoulder injury in the past as Jets D prospect Nelson Nogier ready to battle After getting into 10 NHL games two seasons ago he was set back after being injured in the first pre-season game for the Moose last season.  But he has worked very hard to put himself back into a position to get noticed by the big club.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Oilers’ vets too much for young Jets.  (Paywall).  There was a pretty clear disparity between the veteran heavy Oilers and prospect Jets squad.

Winnipeg Free Press: Morrissey relishes playing against McDavid. (Paywall).  Talk about being thrown into the deep end of the pool.

Winnipeg Free Press: Dump & Chase – Warm up with the Winnipeg Jets soundtrack. (Paywall).  The guys are back at it for another fun episode and they look at a number of topics including: 1) A brand new Jets pre-game playlist. 2) Hellebuyck’s new lid. 3) Jets third jersey. 4) Tom Hanks Jets fandom. 5) Perreault’s golf game. 6) Hendricks vs Brossoit. 7) Lemieux’s fight.

Winnipeg Free Press: Marko Dano puts on brave face in audition for regular Jets role. (Paywall).  Couple of goals already for the slimmed down forward as he continues to make a case for a role with the squad this season.

Sportsnet:  Q & A with Jets owner Mark ChipmanTalks about payroll, MTS Place, Cheveldayoff and more.

Jets video:

TSN: Despite poor result, Roslovic and Lemieux impressive for Jets.  Playing mostly young players, the Jets were beat handily by the Oilers, as Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ty Rattie combined for five goals and 11 points. Despite the poor result, youngsters Jack Roslovic and Brendan Lemieux were impressive and have given themselves a good chance to stay full-time with Winnipeg. Kevin Sawyer and Dennis Beyak have more.

Time for some Wednesday night hockey in Winnipeg.

Reminder: The game isn't being televised so you'll either have to be there or watch via the Jets website.

While there won't be an Illegal Curve Post-Game Show tnt they are coming soon. Subscribe here: https://m.youtube.com/user/illegalcurveradio

An hour to go before the Jets and Flames get underway in Winnipeg.

Let the pre-game report get you set up ahead of the action.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness following morning skate included:

- 'to do' list before home opener
- how team adapted to system
- knowing players on and off ice
- team building in Banff

And more.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

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