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Jets news: Jets target mental-health awareness. Missing mojo. Who’s hot, who’s not. Back to basics. No conspiracy behind Dustin Byfuglien’s mystery tweak, says Jets coach Claude Noel.

Jets affiliate and prospect news: IceCaps re-assign Cody Sol to Colorado. What’s not to like about Lowry. Checking in on the kids.

NHL news: Once the league’s marquee rivalry, Ovi no longer a match for Sid. Luongo gets fourth straight start today against Oilers. Canadiens beat Sens thanks to questionable call by referees.

Jets news:

Global Winnipeg:  Jets target mental-health awareness.   A worthwhile and very difficult topic to discuss.  Good for the Jets for getting behind this initiative.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets’ mojo goes missingIn a condensed season, it really is quite amazing how quickly your fortunes can change.  A week ago the Jets were about to embark on another road trip and could do no wrong.  One week and three losses later they are a broken team who cannot do anything right.  One can only wonder what next week will bring.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Who’s hot, who’s notEnstrom on the hot list while Pavelec is on the cool list.

Winnipeg Sun:  Back to basicsThe highs and lows of hockey team fandom is quite significant.  When the team is winning, fans talk playoffs.  When they lose it is high 1st round draft picks and need to trade the entire team.  This past week it was probably a good thing if the Jets stayed off the internet.   After taking a day off Saturday, the majority of the team (except Buff, Ladd, Little and Redmond) were back on the ice for a long skate, as coach Noel and his staff worked on getting the team back to basics.
Coach Noel and Ron Hainsey

Winnipeg Sun:  No conspiracy behind Dustin Byfuglien’s mystery tweak, says Jets coach Claude NoelFact and fiction often get blurred when it comes to hockey in this town.  A rumour, repeated enough, somehow makes its way all the way to the coach’s press conference and was quickly dismissed.  Now the conspiracy theorists out there will likely not accept this denial but who needs facts, when you have innuendo and conjectureEnd of the article contains an amusing chat with Alexander Burmistrov who tried a sneak attack in Tampa and may try it again he says.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Noel presserTalking about player updates.  Buff rumours addressed.  Making changes.  Penalty Kill talk.  Team confidence level.  Helping team by looking forward.  His reaction to the losses.  Negativity in situation.  Trying to keep a balance.  When adversity strikes.  Play of Kris Versteeg against the Jets.  Updates on Miettinen and Bogosian.

Illegal Curve:  Players audioFollowing some serious road woes, the Jets took a day off on Saturday and got back to work Sunday on the ice at the MTS Centre.  Scrums with Blake Wheeler and Ondrej Pavelec.  1 on 1’s with Chris Thorburn and Paul Postma.
Peluso and Stuart

Jets affiliate and prospect news:

St. John’s official site:  IceCaps re-assign Cody Sol to ColoradoThe big man was unable to stay in the IceCaps lineup and will re-join the Eagles.  He has already played 21 games in the ECHL this season.

Winnipeg Free Press:  What’s not to like about LowryHe has been dominant in the WHL for the Swift Current Bronocs.  The son of former NHLer Dave Lowry, he is tearing up the competition this season.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Checking in on the kidsA roundup of the prospects in the Jets system.

NHL news:

Globe and Mail:  Once the league’s marquee rivalry, Ovi no longer a match for SidLooks like Jets fans were correct when they chanted “Crosby’s Better”The Pens did Winnipeg a favour as they beat the Capitals on Sunday and kept Washington in the basement of the Southeast.

Vancouver Province:  Luongo gets fourth straight start today against OilersGoalie controversy!  What goalie controversy?  Sure seems like the Canucks are playing their #1 netminder.

Globe and Mail:  Canadiens beat Sens thanks to questionable call by refereesGoalies are becoming practically untouchable, similar to quarterbacks in the NFL.  Slight contact outside of the crease is resulting in calls and nullification of goals.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Ezzy Checks phone

Part 1Winnipeg Jets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Recap.  Jets week in review.  Interview with Chuck Gormley of  Jets week ahead.  Time for changes to the Jets roster?  Interview with Jesse Rogers of

Part 2Interview with Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post.  PK Subban re-signs with the Montreal Canadiens.  Response to Randy Turner’s article in the Winnipeg Free Press “Parents who can afford it scramble to get kids into elite hockey programs”.  NHL News & Notes.  Rapid Fire, Cheers & Jeers.

Kick start your Jets gameday with all the latest news, notes and video.

We've also got Moose and Ice tidbits in the notes.

The Moose head to B.C. today where they will begin four games on the road starting on Friday with the Canucks (of Abbotsford).

Their lineup will be bolstered by the addition of Dominic Toninato who passed through waivers on Wednesday.

The Jets take their act on the road starting with a game tomorrow night in St. Louis against the Blue.

The Moose will be in Abbotsford for a practice on Thursday as they get ready to kick off four away from Manitoba.

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