Note: Did anyone get any sleep? The day after NHL Trade Deadline (which was quiet for Winnipeg as they made just one move to acquire Vladislav Namestnikov and then Kevin Cheveldayoff spoke.) was also a Jets gameday as they were in Edmonton for a late night contest which saw the visitors get pummeled 6-3. No rest for these two clubs as they have a re-match tonight in Manitoba. Any relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 6:00 PM CST.
Note II: This evening, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Edmonton, 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 (For a variety of ways to enter click here).
Note III: The Moose were also in action last night which saw them run their points streak come to a spectacular end as not only did they lose to the Wolves 4-1 but they gave up a goalie goal which went pretty viral. They are scheduled to practice today as they prepare to conclude their eight-game homestand with a re-match against Chicago tomorrow afternoon.
Note IV: Speaking of concluding the Ice will finish off a monumental ten-game road trip which saw the local WHL club win seven straight away from Winnipeg but they have lost their last two including last night in Regina when Connor Bedard had a ha trick in a 5-3 comeback win for the Pats. It was their second straight loss and we will find out tonight when they head to Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings how this road trip ends. Puck drop is at 7 PM CST.
Note V: Join us this morning at 9 AM CST on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show for two hours of mostly Jets talk.
Sportsnet: ‘They made us look bad’: Jets outworked by Oilers in first half of home-and-home.
Sportsnet: Jets GM Cheveldayoff standing pat means it’s now up to the players.
Winnipeg Sun: Struggling Jets gets smacked by Oilers.
Winnipeg Sun: Middle of the road: GM’s moves mirror Jets’ play.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ Cheveldayoff leans on belief after underwhelming trade deadline.
Edmonton Sun: Oilers keep picking up speed, turn Jets into road kill.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets sputter in 6-3 loss to Oilers. (Paywall).
Winnipeg Free Press: Chevy has faith current Jets lineup can take team to next level. (Paywall).
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets miss great opportunity to go all-in. (Paywall).
The Athletic Winnipeg: Why the Jets NHL trade deadline feels like a missed opportunity, and fans know it. (Paywall).
Global News: Jets malaise continues in 6-3 loss in Edmonton.
Sportsnet: Did Jets do enough at the trade deadline to be considered Stanley Cup contenders? The Hockey Central panel discuss if the Winnipeg Jets did enough adding at the trade deadline to be considered Stanley Cup contenders or if they fell short.