Note: The Jets were off on Wednesday following a tough road trip which saw them finish with two wins and three losses. They kick off three straight in Winnipeg beginning this evening against the Sabres. With it being a gameday all eyes will be on morning skate which gets underway at 10:30 AM CST. All the relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM CST.
Note II: This evening, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Buffalo, we want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show as we discuss and analyze the results of the game. This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc after every single game and now a grand prize of a pair of tickets to an NHL game of your choice (For a variety of ways to enter click here).
Note III: The Moose practiced in the morning yesterday and then had a community practice series tonight at Camp Manitou. Today they are scheduled to practice as they prepare to face a tough test when the Marlies come to town for two games starting on Friday night.
Note IV: The Ice sit atop the Eastern Conference and will head west later this week as they prepare for a trio of games in Alberta starting in Lethbridge on Friday.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets would be SOL if PLD leaves via UFA. Paul reacts to the comments from Nick Kypreos about Pierre-Luc Dubois and his longevity in Winnipeg. He also wrote about the vision of Cole Perfetti and end of a streak.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets ponder missed opportunities of five-game road swing. The fortunate part for the Jets is that some other Central Division teams are also not in the best stretch including the Wild who have lost three straight and the Blue who are losers of two in a row.
The Hockey News: Speculation still lingers about Pierre-Luc Dubois. Article is based on the report by Nick Kypreos that Pierre-Luc Dubois wouldn’t sign in Winnipeg long-term.
Buffalo News: Sabres’ Tage Thompson may not be scoring as many goals but he’s still piling up points. One of a number of players on this talented Buffalo team that folks may want to keep their eyes on tonight.
TSN: As clear buyers, what will be the priority for Jets to fortify roster? The Jets have put themselves in a great position with the trade deadline just over a month away. Sitting one point back of the Stars for tops in the Central, management will likely be looking to improve the roster before the playoffs. That’s Hockey discusses what their primary target could be.
Global News: Update with John Shannon on the Jets. The insider was asked about the road trip, if the Jets might name a captain and whether the Jets should pursue Jonathan Toews.
Sportsnet: 32 Thoughts Podcast. A chat with Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck where they touch on his new children’s book, evolution of goalie gear, players that annoy him, the 2017/18 Jets run, fishing with Dustin Byfuglien, the current Jets team and playing in Winnipeg.