Note: The Jets are in Arizona where they will finish off this three-game road trip against the Coyotes. Yesterday we learned the rough timeline on Dustin Byfuglien’s recovery from his latest injury and that Laurent Brossoit will get the start in net. While Wheeler and Kulikov took maintenance days on Saturday they are both expected to play. It will be a special night in the desert as the Coyotes retire Shane Doan’s jersey. No AM skate for the Jets today but check out the pre-game report with puck drop getting underway at 8 pm CT.
Note II: The Moose road woes continue as they dropped their third straight game on this six-game road trip. They will have the day off today as they look to regroup. They have a few days before they play the Marlies in Toronto in game four of this trip as game day isn’t until Wednesday.
Note III: Tomorrow is Trade Deadline in the NHL which means all deals must be done by 2 pm CT. Be sure to keep it locked here and on our various social media platforms including Twitter | Facebook | Instagram for all Jets related news.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs Coyotes. Ken’s big matchup is Patrik Laine vs Darcy Kuemper. His five keys include: 1) Make it two? 2) Another step to make. 3) The waiting game. 4) Another milestone for Little. 5) Wily Coyotes.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Includes: 1) Trouba hits highwater mark. 2) Lowry caught up in emotion. 3) Brossoit back between pipes. 4) Byfuglien still a ways away.
Winnipeg Sun: Slump busting the first step for Jets’ sniper. Laine has shown an ability to score in bunches so Jets fans will have to hope when it rains it pours.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets get back to filling in the gaps. (Paywall). Tight D is a good thing as the Jets ensure they display a commitment to what happens in their zone.
Winnipeg Free Press: Patrik Laine has a heavy shot. That isn’t exactly a breaking news headline but breaking is just what the Jets sniper did to the glass at the practice rink in Arizona.
Sportsnet: Market for Mark Stone drying up due to Senators’ high asking price. I could be wrong but I see Nashville as more likely to give up the big assets more than Winnipeg.
Sportsnet: Kevin Hayes could be affordable target for Jets, Predators. Nice affordable option to add some centre depth.
CBC: Open workouts give Jets faithful a chance to see players up close and personal. Fans like the chance to watch the players at the IcePlex.
TSN: Which team needs to add? Button and Seravalli make their picks. TSN Hockey’s Craig Button and Frank Seravalli make their picks for which team they believe most needs to add at the quickly approaching NHL trade deadline.
Illegal Curve: Discussing Winnipeg Jets analytics ahead of Trade Deadline with Sean Tierney. We spoke to Sean on yesterday’s show about the Jets ahead of tomorrow’s Trade Deadline and what the underlying numbers mean for the local NHL team.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets/Golden Knights Recap, The Jets struggles in February, Jets Trade Deadline Preview, How does the Matt Duchene trade affect what the Jets may do, Jets/Coyotes Preview.
Guests: Sean Tierney (Hockey Graphs, The Athletic Toronto). Craig Morgan (The Athletic Arizona).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Central Division Trade Deadline Preview, Pacific Division Trade Deadline Preview, Metropolitan Trade Deadline Preview, Atlantic Trade Deadline Preview.
Guests: Jim Jackson (Philadelphia Flyers play-by-play broadcaster for NBC Sports Philadelphia), Caley Chelios (reporter and radio color analyst for the Tampa Bay Lightning).
To listen to part 2 click here.