Note: The Jets held a very optional practice on Thursday before they left for Detroit. Today they will have a morning skate at Little Caesars Arena and puck drop is at 6:30 PM CT.
Note II: The Moose finished a busy week of practice and will travel today to Wisconsin to take on the Admirals to kick off a three game roadtrip. Milwaukee is the top team in the Western Conference so it will be a tough task for Manitoba.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs Red Wings. Ken’s big matchup is Jacob Trouba vs Dylan Larkin. And his five keys include: 1) Drive the pace. 2) Sign of relief. 3) Back to basics. 4) Eyes on rookie. 5) Fire when ready.
Winnipeg Sun: Defensive-zone play among things that need improvement. There is a definite need to tighten things up in a number of different areas.
Winnipeg Free Press: Sloppy, uneven, uninspired Jets still among league’s best, OK? (Paywall). Mike trying to inject some logic into the discussion.
The Athletic: Armed with his father’s work ethic, Adam Lowry anchors Jets overlooked shutdown line. (Paywall). A lot of hard work by the Jets centre along with his TLC linemates had made them a go to line for coach Paul Maurice.
The Athletic: How Laurent Brossoit found his way back to NHL form. (Paywall). Cast off from the Oilers the Jets backup has a new lease on life here in Winnipeg.
CBC: Matthews, Laine forever linked despite quiet performances. The pressure on these two, especially when they face off, is immense but that is the reality of being drafted first and second overall.
Sportsnet: The next wave of Jets prospects are knocking on the door. A look at the usual suspects including Vesalainen, Niku, Stanley, Samberg and Appleton.
Sportsnet: Why Kypreos wasn’t impressed by Jets in showdown vs. Leafs. HC’s Nick Kypreos joins Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup to discuss the Winnipeg Jets “laying an egg” against the Maple Leafs, in a tilt that was hyped up as battle for the title of Canada’s best team.
TSN 1050 Toronto: Hockey Insider round table w Bob McKenzie & Pierre LeBrun. TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie & Pierre LeBrun joined OverDrive to chat Jake Gardiner, Nate Schmidt and the Jets.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Matthias couldn’t have asked for a better two years in Winnipeg. Former Winnipeg Jets forward Shawn Matthias joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed what Shawn is up to this season, his podcast with Steve Mason, his experience playing for the Winnipeg Jets and last night’s Jets/Leafs game.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Leafs elevate their game vs. top teams. James Mirtle of The Athletic joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They recapped last night’s Jets/Leafs game, the expectations for the Maple Leafs this season and what we can expect to see from both teams moving forward.
ESPN: Game Misconduct Podcast (Toronto Topples Winnipeg). Don La Greca discusses Toronto’s win over Winnipeg as well as how much longer that Sidney Crosby might be able to play at this level.