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All the latest Winnipeg Jets and NHL news.

Note: All this month we wanted to bring to your attention the Pass it Forward program which provides help to youth in Winnipeg who wish to play hockey but require aid in getting the necessary equipment. The program is in it’s 5th year, they have a website, an active twitter feed @PassItForwardca, and they are giving away a autographed game used stick. Be sure to check it out.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Lowry lookin’ good, real goodHe has said all the right things off the ice and now we see his proficiency extends to his on ice play as well.  Coach Noel praised him (see below) for being able to keep up with the pace despite having missed a significant period of time due to the injury he sustained at the beginning of training camp.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Clitsome in a happy placeFrom waiver claim to go to guy, Clitsome has come along way in a short while with the team.

Winnipeg Sun:  Oilers edge Jets 2-1Not exactly the ‘A’ squad for Winnipeg as they fell to Edmonton in a late night contest.  Chris Thorburn made the most of his return to action picking up a goal in the 1st period.

Winnipeg Sun:  Tough decisions loomAs unenviable as it can be to have to make difficult choices, this is exactly what the Jets need in order to improve.  The brass are going to be heavily evaluating the team over the next day or so in anticipation of further whittling down the roster.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jim Slater hopes to be more of a factor this seasonIn order for the Jets to have success they are going to need him to be healthy all season longHe and Frolik will be excellent on the PK.
Slater at faceoff dot

StarPhoenix:  Expecting to be firing on all cylinders in SaskatoonShould be interesting to see which lineup the Jets go with for the game on the 27th.  As could be heard in coach Noel’s post-game comments following the loss to Edmonton, he is more than ready to get his regular season lineup together on the ice.

StarPhoenix:  Home is where the hockey is for CheveldayoffThe Saskatchewan native is excited to take his team to his home province when the Jets head to Saskatoon to play the Bruins on Friday.  While the Jets will be the away team, you can bet that our neighbors to the West will be cheering for Cheveldayoff and the squad he manages.

Illegal Curve: Jets cut 5 players. The roster is now down to 32 players at camp. Jets have to get it down to under 23. Who do you think will be on the Opening Day Playing Roster? Target first playoff berth in Winnipeg | Focus on second-line scoring, defense | To-do list to end drought |

Jets on a Deadline – Oilers 2 Jets 1:
Coach Noel

Coach Noel post-game audio –  Assessment of the game.  What did Adam Lowry show him in his pre-season debut?  Were the Oilers allowed to get to the front of the net too easily?  Adam Pardy’s game.  Getting regulars into games together.  Update on Zach Bogosian.

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

For those unable to listen:

On Lowry: “I thought Adam Lowry was really good.  For a guy who has not played a whole lot, especially at this level, I thought he was real good.  I thought he was strong on pucks, I thought he was physical, he was strong on his feet.  I thought he looked really good for a guy who just got into a game and hasn’t been too involved with our group!”

Update on Bogosian: “Just a little tweak.  We wanted to make sure he didn’t overextend himself.  It will be day to day.  I don’t think it was a shot block.  Just an ailment he has”.

NHL news:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Blues sign Morrow, add ‘wounded animal’ to crowded forward groupA nice veteran presence for coach Hitchcock and one motivated to show the rest of the league that they made an error bypassing him.