Note: The Jets didn’t kick off the three-game homestand the way they wanted dropping yesterday afternoon’s game 1-0 to the Predators which may have also cost them Tucker Poolman. Coach Maurice didn’t have an update on Poolman following the game but he expects to have more information following today’s practice which gets underway at 11 AM CST. Be sure to check out the Practice Report for the latest news and audio.
Note II: The Moose were off on Sunday following a less than successful three-game road trip which saw them lose each and every game of the three. Today they will have morning skate at Bell MTS IcePlex at 10 AM CST as they get set for a 7 PM puck drop.
The Athletic Winnipeg: The bubble has burst in Winnipeg. So is it time for a shake-up? (Paywall). Nice line by Murat “If Winnipeg is serious about silencing its critics – and not its crowd…”. With just over a month to go in the season it will be very interesting to see what happens prior to the trade deadline. Does this team get back Little and Byfuglien? Can they afford to lose a 1st rounder in 2020? So many questions.
The Athletic Winnipeg: The Jets aren’t cooking at home, and they’re looking a bit thin in the wins. (Paywall). These guys must have never seen Wizard of Oz cause they aren’t singing “There’s No Place Like Home” much of late.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Notebook. Scott touches on: 1) Mark Scheifele, the ever-evolving superstar. 2) Home sick. 3) Sbisa scratched.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets shut out by Predators for sixth straight home loss. Scott provides his post-game insight on yesterday’s game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets fall prey to Predators. (Paywall). Tough to see a four point swing like that. Mike provides his thoughts on the game.
CTV News: Turnover-filled first frame grounds Jets. It wasn’t an ideal opening twenty minutes of hockey yesterday afternoon in Winnipeg.
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.