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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

All the latest Winnipeg Jets, St. John’s IceCaps and NHL news.

Note: Following today’s Jets Papers, you can ensure you are up to speed with our game preview written by Ezra Ginsburg. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as the site is updated we notify you via twitter @illegalcurve and Facebook.

Note II: For away games we haveour #ICGWG contest. Make sure to @ tweet @illegalcurve with your guess. Remember that for your vote to qualify you must send in your guess using a hashtag (#). (i.e. #ICGWG Buff).

Note III:  While we don’t often use the Papers for birthday wishes, a big Happy 30th birthday to our own Richard Pollock who is celebrating the big 3-0 today.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Weary of critics, Jets head out on roadTime to head out on the highway and remove themselves from the fishbowl for a four game in six days road tripTime to get out on the road, bond with the team mates and take their on-ice game to another level. 

Winnipeg Free Press:  Welcome to the NeighborhoodMay as well say Welcome to the Jungle because as the Jets have already discovered this is not an easy place to play.

Winnipeg Sun:  Can Jets change their tune starting in Music CityThings won’t be easy as the Jets get back to playing some central division hockey after Tuesday’s run and gun style.

Winnipeg Sun:  Looking to become road warriorsIf the Jets want to be a playoff team, then a strong road trip is exactly what they need to start trending upwards and back on the playoff trackHow much will we see of the Big Cubano?
Al Montoya stretching

Sportsnet: Hockey Central at Noon (audio). The guys discuss Jets coach Claude Noel struggles. Discussion begins at 30:40 minutes with Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press ends just after the 40 minute mark. (The audio wasn’t working on their site in Google Chrome. Worked in Internet Explorer).

Illegal Curve: Coach Noel presser. Road trip ahead after home stand. Road trip preferable now? Play of Peluso. Understanding his team. Pavelec discussion (are numbers fair?). Can team rise to challenge without his motivation? Injury update (Trouba not coming). Using trip to get to know some of his new opponents. Scheifele as he transitions his game.

Illegal Curve: Jets player audio. Hear from Mark Scheifele, Ondrej Pavelec, Devin Setoguchi and Anthony Peluso.

Next opponent (Predators) news:

The Tennessean:  Stalberg’s scoring disappears for PredsLooks like the Jets picked the right former Stanley Cup champ to pry loose from Chicago.

The Tennessean:  Predators vs. JetsJosh previews the game, including some keys for a Preds win.

NHL news:

Illegal Curve:  Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekäläinen interview on NHL Mid-WeekRichard had a chance to conduct a 1 on 1 interview with the Jackets GM.  Very interesting interview.

NHL Mid-Week with Illegal Curve Hockey:

Replay:  Winnipeg Jets News.  Daniel Alfredsson plays his first game versus Ottawa.  Interview with Jarmo Kekalainen, GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Injuries and suspensions around the NHL.  Six Things We Learned This Week.  Interview with Michael Traikos of the National Post.  Entry level players staying with their teams.  Rapid Fire.