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Jets news: Scheifele ranked #33 and Trouba ranked #37. Ondrej finds a way. Trouba pondering going pro? Trade deadline could be big for the Jets… or not. Trouba may take run at pro. Little coming up big. Jets under pressure from Hurricanes. Hurricanes trainers recount Jets’ Zach Redmond’s accident. Member of Jets is #1 underrated player in NHL in one poll.

Jets opposition (Hurricanes) news: Canes sign Alexander Semin to 5-year extension. Rested Canes refocused, ready for Jets.

NHL news: Lightning hire Cooper as head coach.

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Jets news:

Hockey’s Futures:  Top 50 of 2013 rankingsScheifele ranked #33 and Trouba ranked #37.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Ondrej finds a wayIt is why we have sayings like Ondrej the Giant or Pavelectricity.  Despite his heavy workload, the Jets #1 goalie continues to thrive.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Trouba pondering going proThis rumour has been making the rounds since the University of Michigan Wolverines playoffs ended.  Seemed like a long shot at the beginning of the season, but who knows.  We will look at the potential ramifications of this decision on Wednesday’s NHL Mid-Week with Illegal Curve Hockey on TSN Radio 1290.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Trade deadline could be big for the Jets… or notHow the Jets play this week will likely be the determining factor if Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff decides to be a buyer or seller.

Winnipeg Sun:  Trouba may take run at proWhile the thought of adding a stud defenceman to the squad has Jets fans salivating, he may still require some seasoning before jumping to the NHL level.

Winnipeg Sun:  Little coming up bigHe had been quiet before Sunday’s game against the Lightning with just three assists in his previous eight games.  However he simply played a sensational game on Sunday, one in which he was noticeable all over the ice.  The Jets are going to need him to maintain this level if they want to make playoffs.
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Winnipeg Sun:  Jets under pressure from HurricanesCarolina has been sitting, waiting for Winnipeg since they lost 4-1 to the New Jersey Devils last Thursday.  They have lost five straight (one in a shootout) but also hold three games in hand on the Jets and sit just four points back.

Winnipeg Sun:  Hurricanes trainers recount Jets’ Zach Redmond’s accidentSome real heroism on all fronts as everyone joined in to save the life of the young Jets player.

The Hockey Writers:  The Top 10 Most Underrated NHL PlayersLooks like a member of the Winnipeg Jets was #1 on this list.

Jets opposition (Hurricanes) news:

News and Observer:  Canes sign Alexander Semin to 5-year extensionA big move by a self-described budget team.

News and Observer:  Rested Canes refocused, ready for JetsThey have had plenty of time off to get ready for one of the most important games of the season.

NHL news:

Tampa Bay Tribune:  Lightning hire Cooper as head coach.  Steve Yzerman had a couple of options and chose to promote from within.  He gets a coach who knows these players, although one without NHL coaching experience.