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Winnipeg Free Press: Coach like you mean it, Claude. Similar to his players playing tentatively, have you noticed coach Noel coaching without an edge?
Winnipeg Free Press: Cruisin’ for a Blues-in’. Another ‘heavy’ team will be rolling into the MTS Centre and it will be quite the test for your Winnipeg Jets.
Winnipeg Free Press: ‘… Hopefully, this will be the break’. Personally I don’t see this happening. It seems like the Jets know what they have in Cormier. Perhaps he can show another level of play.
Winnipeg Sun: Kane concerns not the most pressing for Jets. The key tonight, aside from playing a full 60 minutes of hockey, is the way in which this team starts the game. They’ve had a few days off to lick their wounds and prepare to face a skilled team. Time to show fans what this team is made of.
Winnipeg Sun: Wright’s stuff is what Jets ask for. Is the critique or Wright fair or foul? Does he provide what this team needs or is coach Noel irrationally giving him more time than his ability justifies?
Winnipeg Sun: Whirlwind lands Patrice Cormier back in Winnipeg. Doesn’t sound like he will be getting into the game tonight but stay tuned to @illegalcurve as we will have a better idea following the pre-game skate.
Winnipeg Sun: Evander Kane injury not serious. Day-to-day and tweak are open to interpretation as coach Noel doesn’t like to reveal his cards unless necessary.
Penn Live: Bears poised to take on Andrew Gordon, St. John’s IceCaps. Both teams have players with some added incentive to play well against the other side. Should make for some good hockey this weekend in St. John’s.
Jets opposition (Blues) news:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues win in shootout at Chicago. While the Hawks didn’t get the win, Jets fans have to hope a tough central division game softened up St. Louis who arrived in Winnipeg late last night.