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Your source for all the latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news and audio.

Note:  The Jets look to keep the road trip moving along when they take on a red-hot Flames tonight in Calgary who sit 2nd in the Pacific Division and have won their last two games including a 7-2 drubbing of Vegas on Monday.  Suspicion is, based on practice yesterday, we will see the same lineup as last game but be sure to check out the Winnipeg Jets pre-game report to get up-to-date news about the lines, D pairs, starting goalie and more.  Puck drop is at 8 pm CT.

Note II:  The Moose cancelled practice on Tuesday but are scheduled to hit the ice for a practice today at 10 am at Bell MTS Place as they prepare for the Iowa Wild this weekend.  Of course with the news that Kristian Vesalainen was reassigned on Tuesday perhaps we may see the Jets 2017 1st rounder on the ice while he still works out the logistics of his next plan with his representatives.

Note III:  With a Jets game tonight there won’t be an NHL This Week on TSN 1290 Winnipeg.   You can next hear the guys as well as yours truly on Saturday for the Illegal Curve Hockey Show starting at 9 am discussing the latest Winnipeg Jets and NHL news.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ top forward prospect Kristian Vesalainen likely heading overseasWhile the deal isn’t officially done Ken takes a look at what this means for both sides.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets face litmus test on current road stretch. (Paywall).  Plenty of tough tests ahead for the Jets during their away schedule.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets prospect bolts for Finland to play in KHL. (Paywall).  Mike with his thoughts on the move for the Finnish forward.

Winnipeg Free Press: Lousy start, worse luck make Tyler Myers’ play look worse than it is. (Paywall).  Andrew with the inside look at what the numbers tell him about the play of the Jets D man.

Tyler Myers

Photo Credit: Tyler Myers

Calgary Sun: Flames newcomers embrace increase in Canadian media attentionWhile it might be significant I suspect Calgary like Winnipeg is in the 2nd tier of attention behind cities like Toronto or Montreal.

Calgary Sun: ‘Big Save Dave’ Rittich proving he can handle workload for FlamesRead more about the Flames goalie who has come up with many big stops for Calgary this season.

Jets video:

TSN: Little on Laine’s skill: ‘We’re kind of getting numb to it’.  Following Patrik Laine’s sixth three-goal game of his career against the Canucks on Monday night, Paul Maurice, Bryan Little and Laine speak about the offence that’s been generated on the Jets powerful second-line and why they feel the line meshes so well.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets couldn’t convince Vesalainen to stay in North America.  Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discuss the Jets calling up then sending down Kristian Vesalainen, his likely departure to Europe, if Vesalainen will be eligible to return to the Jets this season and the Jets win vs. Vancouver.