Note: The Jets were off on Friday but they made some news as they announced that they have loaned 2018 2nd round pick David Gustafsson to Sweden for the World Junior Championship. Today they are scheduled to hit the ice at 11:00 AM for a practice as they get ready to kick off three games at home starting with the Flyers tomorrow afternoon. Check back for our Practice Report to get the latest news and audio.
Note II: The Moose were in action last night in Texas as they had a re-match with the Stars. Much like we saw with the Jets in Detroit funny bounces did the Moose in early in this contest as the opening pair of goals by Texas came off wacky bounces. The Moose tried to fight their way back into the game but fell short and are now 12-14-0-0 on the season. One positive note is Jansen Harkins picked up two assists which gave him 31 points this season in 28 games (he had 31 in 70 games last season). The Moose continue the road trip in San Antonio tonight when they take on the Rampage.
Note III: Tune in for three hours of The Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg with plenty of Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL talk starting at 9 am.
Winnipeg Free Press: Rumours swirl around Paul Maurice’s future with Jets. (Paywall). Mike McIntyre looks at the scuttlebutt surrounding the Jets bench boss.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets have weaknesses, but are playoff bound. (Paywall). Andrew Berkshire takes a look at the Jets as the team has played 40% of the season.
The Athletic Winnipeg: 4 observations from an up-and-down 5-game block for the Jets. (Paywall). Ken’s observations include: 1) Kyle Connor feeling it. 2) Josh Morrissey rounding into form. 3) That looks familiar. 4) Fourth line changes.
The Athletic Winnipeg: A Jets reporter’s perspective on Blake Wheeler’s recent introspection. (Paywall). Murat re-visits his chat with the Jets captain.
Winnipeg Sun: Losses to cellar-dwelling teams could haunt Jets down the road. Quite often I reference the standings bank and how important it is early in the season to add to it. Two losses against the Kings and now one to Detroit can certainly hurt the Jets when April comes around.
Sportsnet: Wheeler on being under-appreciated: ‘I’ve done it for a long time’. Inspired by Murat’s Q&A with the Jets captain they
NHL.com: Hellebuyck finds motivation in helping Jets tackle latest challenge. The Jets netminder continues to make it about the team and not about him personally.