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Winnipeg Free Press: Kane reluctant to discuss ‘healthy-scratch’ controversy. It was clear the forward was done chatting about it when the question was posed following practice.
Winnipeg Free Press: Sharp Jets prey on Predators. It was a great 1st period of action. Perhaps the best starting period the Jets have played as they dismantled the Predators in the opening twenty minutes. They put it into cruise for the remaining forty, which wasn’t a big shocker.
Winnipeg Free Press: Game breakers. Couple of things that turned the game in the Jets favour, specifically the play of Bryan Little and Ondrej Pavelec.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ex-Jet Housley remembers close-knit squad in return to city. I remember when we had him on the radio back when it was announced that the Jets would be returning and he was incredibly excited for the return of the NHL to a city he remembered so fondly.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets, Buff get monkey off their backs. While Buff believed he had finally scored a goal we originally (and correctly it turns out) thought Tangradi had tipped the puck past Hutton. Either way it was funny to see the big man react to finally ‘breaking’ his scoreless drought. Instead he adds another assist to his total.
Winnipeg Sun: Kane should have taken high road, not pouring fuel on fire. He clearly wants to play and that is his motivation but it would have been an easy answer to deflect from the media and instead he chose to make it bigger. Paul also looks at winning cures all, a fan in coach Trotz, Olli’s best game and Little as MVP.
Winnipeg Sun: Kane says he was a healthy scratch in Chicago. As coach Noel has often said, players will always say they are healthy and ready to play but he has to think of the long term ramifications of sending out a player before they are ready to return to the game.
The Telegram: IceCaps unseat Monarchs. Was it the fancy new third jersey on display that helped St. John’s overcome the 1st place Monarchs? Probably not, but the team looked spiffy nonetheless in the new duds.
Edmonton Journal: Oilers sign goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, deal Ladislav Smid and prospect to Flames. The buzz in the press box last night was what would Edmonton do next. There were plenty of fake twitter rumours flying but in the end they signed Ilya ‘here’s like the North Pole’ Bryzgalov and made a trade with their Provincial rivals.
Jets on a Deadline – Jets 5 Predators 0:
Winnipeg Jets: Olli Jokinen, Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd and Ondrej Pavelec.
Nashville Predators: Coach Trotz, Viktor Stalberg, Shea Weber and Seth Jones.
Coach Noel post-game. Coach Noel met with the media following the game against Nashville.
Post-game podcast from the Press box. Host Drew Mindell and Analyst Richard Pollock break down the Jets play against the Predators.
Jets on a Deadline. Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.