Note: The Jets practiced on Saturday as they got ready for today’s game against the Predators which kicks off the first of three straight at home. It will be an early 1 pm puck drop. Be sure to come by after the game concludes for the post-game reaction.
Note II: The Moose concluded a road trip that didn’t exactly go as planned dropping all three games they played to division rivals Rockford and Grand Rapids (x 2). They will have today off before they return to the ice on Monday for a morning skate as they kick off the first game of a four-game homestand.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets want to raise a ruckus. (Paywall). Bell MTS Place ain’t exact an unfriendly place to be for the visiting teams of late.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets vs Predators Gameday. Scott’s big matchup is Scheifele’s dominance. His five keys to the game include: 1) Connor Hellebuyck. 2) Special teams. 3) Home cooking. 4) Afternoon delight. 5) Limit the danger.
Winnipeg Sun: High danger chances….Jets giving more than they get. Scott has really excelled as the new full-time scribe this season for the Sun and this is another example of that. Or maybe I just like puns.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How Winnipeg’s top penalty killers excel despite playing in the system that ranks last in the NHL. (Paywall). Murat takes a closer look at what has made Copp and Lowry so effective in this aspect of special teams.
CTV News: Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey teaches new Canadians to skate. Nice thing for the well-spoken young leader on this Jets squad.
The Hockey News: Simmer’s Morning Skate: Catching up with Paul Maurice. Rob Simpson caught up with Paul Maurice about his path through the NHL, his one-year stint as a coach in the KHL and the worst questions you could ask a coach.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Reviewing the Jets four game road trip, The Jets defence with Dmitry Kulikov back in the line-up, When does Sami Niku get back into the starting line-up, Are the Jets at risk of over-working Connor Hellebuyck, Jets/Predators Preview.
Guests: Trevor Kidd (Former NHL goaltender, Winnipeg Jets analyst) at 28:12 and Willy Daunic (Nashville Predators play-by-play broadcaster) at 50:22.
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: What should the Jets strategy be approaching the NHL Trade Deadline in late February, David Gustafsson assigned to the Moose/Moose at the halfway point of the AHL season, Should the NHL extend 3-on-3 Overtime and scrap the shootout and an update from Jets practice.
Guests: Patrick Johnston (covers the Vancouver Canucks for Postmedia) at 20:16 and Mitch Love (Head Coach, Saskatoon Blades, Assistant Coach for Team Canada at the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship) at 44:53.
To listen to part 2 click here.