Note: The Jets used Sunday as a travel day as they left Edmonton for Vancouver. Today they are back on the ice for morning skate (although it will be afternoon in Manitoba when they do skate at Rogers Arena) as they look to get back on track against the Canucks. Stay tuned for the pre-game report which will provide any lineup updates as well as the media availability which follows skate. Puck drop is at 9 PM CDT. Join us afterwards for our post-game show here (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button).
Note II: The Moose are set to practice again in Winnipeg but the end of practice is in sight as they will play their first game since March 13th on Thursday when they welcome Laval to town for a four-game series.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets prospect Cole Perfetti on Ville Heinola, AHL adjustments, his ’90s interests. (Paywall). Murat did a Q&A with the Jets prospect to give you some insight into the 2020 1st rounder.
Global News: Jets power play finding its groove. Stella got her groove back and so did the Jets power play according to Ken as he outlines the reasons why they are back to being a top 10 team in the NHL.
Sportsnet: Jets trade deadline preview: Is Cheveldayoff willing to spend on big target? Will the Jets GM go big game hunting ahead of the trade deadline? While Manitobans like a good bargain the cost of doing business isn’t likely to be cheap.
Winnipeg Sun: New week, new storyline; Letting it stew. In his latest column Scott looks at the roller coaster of emotions for Jets fans the last few weeks, the feelings from the Jets after the last loss to the Oilers and his thoughts on ads during commercial breaks.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets aware of urgency after dropping two straight to begin road trip. The Canucks should be the recipients of an angry, surly Jets bunch who know they cannot afford to allow this slide to become a streak. The big test will be to see how they rebound from the last two games.
Winnipeg Free Press: Hungry predators hunting Jets. (Paywall). The North Division has certainly tightened although it feels like the Canucks run is a bit of a mirage. Still it appears it will be five teams duking it out for four spots from now until the end of the regular season.
NHL.com: Stastny to play 977th NHL game, tie dad when Jets visit Canucks. Quite the father-son duo this pair makes up. A number of big milestones are available for the younger Stastny to accomplish this season.
Sportsnet: Jets facing stiffest test yet after losing two straight for first time. Ken reacts to the loss and what it means for Winnipeg.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: Jets Week in Review, Kevin Cheveldayoff’s mid-season press conference, Evaluating Paul Maurice’s coaching decisions halfway through the season, Jets/Oilers Preview
Guests: Sara Orlesky (TSN)
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Jets/Oilers Preview continued, Do The Jets need to mix up the forward lines, The Week in the North Division
Guests: Craig Button (TSN Director of Scouting) and Patrick Johnston (Vancouver Canucks reporter for Postmedia)
To listen to part 2 click here.