Note: The Jets concluded their three-game homestand last night against the Kings with a disappointing 6-5 shootout loss which saw the home team blow three different leads in the game. Today they are scheduled to practice so be sure to check back for the Practice Report.
Note II: The Moose practiced on Tuesday and some players did ‘Stick to Reading’ visiting ten classes. They are off today.
Note III: After pummeling the Oil Kings on Sunday by a final score of 8-1 the Ice followed that up with a 10-1 beat down in their re-match today in Edmonton. That’s Winnipeg’s 11th win in a row as they improve to 48-7-1-0. Their winning % is 0.866. The Ice take their win streak to Medicine Hat. Puck drop is at 8 PM CST.
Sportsnet: Jets Trade Deadline Preview: Cheveldayoff should try to bolster roster. Just goes to show you how quick things move in that this was just posted on Sportsnet and one of the potential trade targets (Lars Eller) was just dealt to the Avs. A good read from Wieber ahead of Friday’s deadline.
Global News: Beware of NHL trade deadline inflation. Tis the time for silly season when caution is thrown to the wind as GMs engage in an arms race to load up their clubs for what they hope to be a long playoff run with some willing to mortgage their future in hope of that shiny Stanley Cup.
The Athletic Winnipeg: The day Dylan DeMelo was traded for Erik Karlsson: ‘No one gets traded at this time of year’. (Paywall). Always enjoy reading these behind the scenes type of articles to give you some insight into the human side of a trade.
Sportsnet: Jets’ offensive breakthrough a reason for optimism despite loss to Kings. Maybe it’s not all doom and gloom for a Jets team that went from no 5 on 5 goals to five of them on Tuesday night.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets blow two two-goal leads, fall to Anze Kopitar’s Kings in shootout. Given this team was something like 30-3 when leading to start the 3rd period last night’s result was a bit of a shock.
Winnipeg Sun: Winnipeg Jets’ recent struggles have weighed on the players. The stat before they played game 61 was telling. In the first 30 games they were 20-9-1 and in the last 30 they were 15-15. When you lose every second game there is no joy in joyland.
Winnipeg Free Press: Kopitar carries Kings past Jets. (Paywall). If he played for the home team one lucky person was going home with 100K as the Kings captain was sensational in scoring four goals for the visitors.
Winnipeg Free Press: Samberg growing into role. (Paywall). He continues his upward progression this season and has given Winnipeg a very strong left side of their defence.
Sportsnet: Niederreiter makes hard-hitting impact despite loss in Jets debut. Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe talk about the Winnipeg Jets’ shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the reasons they should maintain optimism, Nino Niederreiter’s debut with the team, and more.
Sportsnet: Do the Jets and Flames need to make a big deadline splash? NHL insider Jeff Marek chats to Tim Micallef about two Canadian teams in the Western Conference that may be eyeing big trade deadline moves in the Winnipeg Jets and the Calgary Flames.
Winnipeg Sports Talk: Chat with Dave Poulin. TSN Hockey Analyst Dave Poulin joined Andrew “Hustler” Paterson on Winnipeg Sports Talk Daily and discussed the Winnipeg Jets losing streak which included losses over the weekend to the New York Islanders and Colorado Avalanche. They also discussed the team’s acquisition of Nino Niederreiter and the upcoming trade deadline.
Sportsnet: The Jeff Marek Show. Insider Elliotte Friedman joined the show and mentioned talk around Logan Stanley as well as potential Winnipeg Jets interest in Jakob Chychrun.