Note: The Jets had a day off on Sunday as they decompressed from the four-game road trip which concluded with Patrik Laine’s five goals leading to an 8-4 victory over the Blues and making it one hell of a Saturday night for Winnipegger Christopher Haley. Today they return to the ice for an 11 am practice at Bell MTS Place as they switch focus to the Pittsburgh Penguins who come to town for a game at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday night. Big question ahead of skate is the status of Andrew Copp who didn’t play in St. Louis after suffering a concussion in St. Paul on Friday. Our Winnipeg Jets Practice Report will bring you up to speed on the latest from the downtown rink.
Note II: The Moose also return to the ice after taking Sunday off following a two-game series at home against the Wild which saw both teams earn a win. They are set to practice at 10:30 am out at the IcePlex and will thereafter travel to California to play six road games starting Wednesday night with the San Diego Gulls where they will meet up with an old friend (Chase De Leo) who plays on the opposing team. Another familiar face will be Marko Dano who is expected to join the team before they leave….unless that is he gets recalled due to Andrew Copp’s concussion.
Winnipeg Sun: New Jets trio helps provide balance with Laine providing a week to remember. They first started a game as a line against Buffalo five games ago and since that time this second line has simply been on fire. Ken looks into it.
Winnipeg Free Press: Road trip could cost millions. (Paywall). We already knew that Patrik Laine was gonna cost a brink truck full of cash but more and more we are seeing that Kyle Connor is also gonna cost quite a pretty penny.
Winnipeg Free Press: Copp sidelined with concussion, out indefinitely. (Paywall). Will it be the quickest reassignment of Marko Dano’s career with the Jets potentially in need of a forward up top. I’m sure we will find out soon.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How Patrik Laine took sole possession of the NHL goal-scoring lead. (Paywall). Murat broke down how it happened.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets/Wild recap, Jets/Blues Preview, 1/4 Season Report Cards- Starting with the Forwards (Ehlers, Scheifele, Wheeler, Laine, Connor, Little, Tanev, Lowry).
Guests: Lou Korac (St. Louis Blues correspondent for NHL.com), Brian Engblom (Tampa Bay Lightning Analyst).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Continuing Our 1/4 Season Report Cards- Forwards continued (Copp, Perreault, Roslovic, Petan, Lemieux), Defencemen (Byfuglien, Chiarot, Morrissey, Trouba, Myers, Morrow, Kulikov), Goaltenders (Hellebuyck, Brossoit), Special Teams, Will Ken Hitchcock’s hiring change anything in Edmonton.
Guests: Justin Bradford (Author of The Making of Smashville, Host, Penalty Box Radio on ESPN 102.5 The Game), Seth Rorabaugh (covers the Pittsburgh Penguins for The Athletic).
To listen to part 2 click here.