Note: The day is finally here as the Jets kick off their 2018-19 season on the road in St. Louis as they take on the Blues. We will have your projected Jets lines following the morning skate. Keep it locked to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter| Facebook | Instagram for all the latest pre and post game news.
Winnipeg Free Press: For championship-starved Winnipeg fans, this is finally the year they’ve been dreaming of. (Paywall). The agony of a loss and the joy of a win, I suspect 2018-19 is gonna be a fun ride for this fan base.
Winnipeg Free Press: Canucks’ road-trip video-game ban ‘terrible,’ Laine, Roslovic agree. (Paywall). As we saw this became quite the internet story yesterday. And thankfully the NHL season has begun and we can focus on something that is actually relevant.
Winnipeg Sun: Great expectations for Jets. Probably none bigger than those they place on themselves.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Includes: 1) Jets Laine says video game ban is ‘terrible idea’. 2) Vesalainen can’t wait for debut. 3) Even Maurice has had enough of camp.
Winnipeg Sun: 10 storylines surrounding the Jets to open season. Ken takes a look at a number of topics including: 1) What’s next for Connor Hellebuyck? 2) Can Brossoit handle the backup job? 3) Can Scheifele/Wheeler challenge McDavid for Art Ross? 4) How many goals will Laine score? 5) Looking for a Little more. 6) Jack of all trades. 7) Is this the last season with the Jets for Trouba? 8) Special delivery. 9) Who is riding shotgun with Byfuglien? 10) Will Vesalainen stick around?
CBC: Maurice tinkers with forward lines before Winnipeg Jets season opener. The Jets have spread the wealth around and all four lines should have plenty of chances to put the puck in the back of the net.
Sportsnet: Laine chirps Canucks decision to ban Fortnite, video games. Would be some nice little bulletin board material. That is if these two teams were at the same level.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets are focused on the task at hand. Tim Campbell of NHL.com joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed Tom Wilson’s 20 game suspension, the expectations for the Winnipeg Jets this season, Jack Roslovic’s increased role and what the NHL standings may look like at the end of the regular season.