Note: The Jets returned to Winnipeg on Wednesday after they played a single road game in Calgary. Today they will return to the ice for a game day as they take on the Senators here in the ‘Peg. Morning skate gets underway at 10:30 AM CT. Stay tuned for the pre-game report in advance of the 7 PM CT puck drop.
Note II: The Moose scrimmaged on Wednesday and will take today off. They have only a few days left before they kick off the regular season against the Marlies on Monday. Suspect they are gonna be getting some reinforcements from the Jets taxi squad fairly soon provided Winnipeg gets some healthy players back.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets need more from struggling DeMelo. (Paywall). Many just expected 44 and 2 to fit once again this season but that has not been the way things have played out. Mike feels that Winnipeg needs more from te steady but unflashy Dman.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Pierre-Luc Dubois’ Jets debut: Clips, quotes and first impressions. (Paywall). Murat dissects the first showing of the Jets big acquisition from the Laine trade.
Winnipeg Sun: Despite close score, new-look Jets need adjustments after getting badly outplayed by Flames. When the high-danger chances are that heavily weighted in one team’s favour that ain’t good for business.
Sportsnet: 31 Thoughts. Paul Maurice’s defence of Blake Wheeler is mentioned and a few points talk about former Jets assistant coach Todd Woodcroft.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Setting – Pierre-Luc Dubois’ debut, new forward lines and defensive woes. Sun sports editor Ted Wyman and sports reporter Scott Billeck discuss Pierre-Luc Dubois’s first game with the Winnipeg Jets, the forward lines that spawned from his addition to the lineup and the struggles defensively that still plague the team.
The Rod Pedersen Show: Sean Reynolds talks Winnipeg Jets. Sean and Rod did a Flames/Jets recap, looked at Pierre-Luc Dubois debut and spoke about Patrik Laine’s benching in Columbus.