Note: It was an informative practice for the Jets on Sunday as it provided a glimpse of the new lines ahead of tonight’s game against the Flames which will kick off three straight here in Winnipeg and one more in Calgary on the weekend. Morning skate gets going at 10:30 AM to find out all the latest news in the pre-game report. Puck drop is at 7 pm.
Note II: After taking Sunday off the Moose are resuming training camp today out at the IcePlex.
Sportsnet: Jets juggle top-six in hopes of reaping potential rewards vs. Flames. Ken wrote about the line juggling for the local NHL club.
Winnipeg Sun: Post-season reboot as Jets and Flames series a litmus test. Each game is absolutely critical for both teams as they try to gain an edge in the ultra tight All-Canadian division.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ top guns backfiring, Maurice breaks them up. The Jets bench boss will have to hope this move refreshes the duo of Scheifele and Wheeler.
Winnipeg Free Press: All-round player and leader could warrant a letter on his sweater. (Paywall). Lowry is similar to Josh Morrissey in that vein in that he doesn’t speak in cliches. He also has the implicit trust of his coach.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets shuffling top lines. (Paywall). While the line blender was brought out for the last game it saw some use in yesterday’s practice as the local NHL club gets ready for four straight against the Flames.
Calgary Sun: 3 Things We Know, 3 Things We Don’t. Get some insight into the Jets opponent for the next four games.
TSN: Ahead of four-game set vs. Flames, Jets bracing for playoff-like series. Ahead of a four-game set vs. Calgary, the Jets explain that they’re expecting a playoff-like series against the Flames, and predict both teams will “probably sick of each other” by the midway point.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: Once the quarantine is over, where will Pierre-Luc Dubois slot in among the Jets forwards, The early season success of Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp, Tucker Poolman comes off the COVID-19 list, The play of Logan Stanley, What should the Jets do with Ville Heinola, Dylan Samberg and Kristian Vesalainen
Guests: Jason Bell (Winnipeg Free Press Assistant Sports Editor/Hockey writer) and Daniel Fink (Manitoba Moose Manager of Communications & Broadcaster).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Jets/Canucks Preview, Previewing the Jets/Flames 4 Game Series, Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford abruptly resigns/Where do the Penguins go from here, Kevin Fiala’s three-game suspension for boarding Matt Roy
Guests: Mike Zeisberger (NHL.com), Patrick Johnston (Vancouver Province/Vancouver Sun) and Hailey Salvian (The Athletic Calgary).
To listen to part 2 click here.