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Your source for all the latest Jets and Moose news, video and audio.

Note: Following an optional day of practice on Friday the Jets will look to keep their winning streak alive in tonight’s re-match with the Habs.  It is a late one although morning skate gets going at the usual 10:30 AM CST so be sure to stay tuned for the pre-game report. Puck drop is at 9 PM CST.

Note II: The Moose win streak ended at four games as they fell to the Rocket last night in Montreal by a final score of 4-3.  They will get a chance at revenge tonight in the concluding game of this four-game set with Laval.  Puck drop is at 3 PM CST.

Note III: Be sure to join us on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today as we will be chatting all about the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose this morning starting at 9:00 a.m. CT. Today’s guests include Sean Reynolds (Sportsnet), Eric Comrie (Winnipeg Jets goalie) and Marc Dumont (Montreal Canadiens special collaborator).  You’ll be able to watch via YouTube live here.  If you cannot watch live you will still be able to get the show via Podcast.

Jets news:

Sportsnet: Inside Kyle Connor’s evolution into one of the NHL’s best finishers. His offensive game is pretty lights out and that was evident in that last game against Montreal.  And it wasn’t just the two goals he scored.  A long read on the Jets 1st rounder from 2015.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets NotebookScott keys on a couple of topics in his latest notebook including: 1) Dubois has team gushing and 2) Ehlers won’t back down.

Ehlers vs Perry

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Winnipeg Free Press: Habs going south in the North. But, Jets know all too well things can change in a hurry. (Paywall). The Jets have managed to avoid any big dips which has allowed them to bank precious points in the standings bank.

Winnipeg Free Press:  ‘I’m obviously not a great fighter’: Ehlers. (Paywall).  He may not be Evander Kane but the plucky Dane further made himself a fan favourite taking on noted heel Corey Perry.

Winnipeg Free Press: First Black Jets player faced tough path. (Paywall). A sad story but an important one to tell as Black History Month comes to a conclusion at the end of this month.

The Athletic: John Gibson or Connor Hellebuyck: Who starts for the 2022 United States men’s Olympic team? (Paywall). The Olympics seem like they are so far away.

Jets video:

Winnipeg Sun: Are the Winnipeg Jets good or do the eyes deceive? Sun columnist Paul Friesen and sports reporter Scott Billeck discuss the state of the Winnipeg Jets, Pierre-Luc Dubois’s emergence following injury, the blue line and more in the latest edition of Jets Setting.

Kenny & Renny Show: Episode 1 Sean Reynolds and Ryan Leslie try to one up Kelly Hrudey’s button popping viral video with pant-ripping stories of their own. Ken Wiebe says Winnipeg Jets brimming confidence is earned. Why pandemic induced divisions remind Garry Galley of the old Smythe, Adams, Patrick & Norris Divisions. Eric Engels says the Canadiens need to keep it simple, stupid.

Jets audio:

The Bob McCown Podcast: Chat with Jets head coach Paul Maurice.  Discussion covered – coaches getting fired mid-season. What kind of an effect can they have on a team? How many changes can they make? Also, coaching to your strengths based on your personnel. And is he bad luck for coaches?? How good is the North division based on who they’re NOT playing?

Moose news:

Illegal Curve:  Jets reassigned Luke Green from the Moose to Vaasan Sport of LiigaThe 2016 3rd rounder will be spending his third year as a pro in Finland.