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

Note: The Jets had a very interesting practice on Thursday which saw them move Mark Scheifele to the wing to play alongside Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor. There were some other moves as well which could prove interesting. With it being a gameday all eyes will be on morning skate which gets underway at 1o:30 AM CDT. All the relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 7 PM CDT.

Note II: This evening, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Detroit, 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 had a much better effort on Thursday night although they did not win the game. They did get a big reassignment back from the Jets. They are scheduled to practice today as they prepare for their re-match tomorrow afternoon.

Note IV: The Ice finished a week of practice today as they prepare to do battle against the Tigers tonight in game 1 of round 1. Puck drop is at 7 PM CDT. If you wanna go click here.

Jets news:

Global News: Jets’ late-season collapse not easily fixed. The next two weeks are going to be fascinating to watch.

Sportsnet: Bowness not shying away from challenge ahead as Jets look to stop tailspin. Wieber weaves it all together in his latest assessment of where things stand for the Jets.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Paul wrote about a number of topics including: 1) Jets don’t agree with everything coach Bowness said. 2) Connor says ‘scrutinized’ Scheifele wants to win. 3) Coach dips into the motivational archives.

Winnipeg Sun: Damage control, more tweaks, from Jets boss Rick Bowness. Not a surprise after using the whip on Saturday he was using the carrot in his media availability on Thursday afternoon. 

Global News: Jets forward Niederreiter says players need to ‘leave it all out there’. Given the alternative (saving it for the golf course) that does seem to be the most prudent course of action.

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Winnipeg Free Press: Jets runway getting shorter. (Paywall). The team did get some help on the out of town scoreboard with the Predators dropping to the Penguins last night which keeps them three points back with one game in hand.

Jets video:

TSN: ‘There are big decisions to be made this summer’ in WinnipegAs the pressure mounts for the Jets try to hold on to a playoff spot, are decisions being made towards the future to a number of players on the team? What has been the problems in Winnipeg? The TH panel has more.

TSN: Jets top players’ slump continues as playoff hopes begin to slipAfter suffering the third shutout defeat in their last seven games, Jets head coach Rick Bowness called out his team’s ‘inconsistencies’ in their performance down the stretch. That’s Hockey discusses the funk the Jets’ top scorers are in and what the summer could look like for a team that has some big names with one year left on their deals.

TSN: How significant is Scheifele’s move to the wingWith Mark Scheifele getting shifted over to the wing in Winnipeg, Frankie Corrado joins SportsCentre to break down the significance of this move by Jets head coach Rick Bowness.

TSN: Bowness says moving Scheifele to wing ‘not a punitive measure’John Lu joins SportsCentre to explain why Jets head coach Rick Bowness decided to move Mark Scheifele from centre to right wing beside Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor.

Jets audio:

TSN 690 Montreal: Jets will do everything they can to keep Pierre-Luc Dubois. This contains a link to the actual audio in question but does also contain a transcription of the chat regarding, Dubois, Scheifele and the state of the Jets.

Moose news:

Illegal Curve Hockey: Puck luck not on Moose side as they suffer third straight loss. Get the full story from yesterday’s game including lineup news, notable factoids, post-game media and more.