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Winnipeg Free Press: As goes Ladd, so go the Jets. Clearly more a lead by example type leader he does the little things on the ice to demonstrate his will to win.
Winnipeg Free Press: Half good is never enough. In this league there is no reward for being on the outside looking in and the Jets know to get themselves above the line they are going to have to maintain and improve upon their play of late.
Winnipeg Free Press: Notebook. A Kane rumour that I was unaware of and an injury update. Regarding the Kane talk, on yesterday’s Rona Roundtable, Rick had on Dennis Bernstein to discuss Jets and Evander Kane talk. You can listen to their conversation here.
Winnipeg Free Press: Notebook II. Power-play revisited and OT tinkering were the subject of conversation.
Winnipeg Sun: No breaks for Jets in wild West. As fans well remember the worst thing that can happen to you in this league is having your fate decided by what other teams do. The strong play of the Western Conference teams means the Jets are going to have to kick up their play even further to get past the line and be able to determine their own fate.
Winnipeg Sun: Pavelec welcomes idea of longer overtime. Despite his better play of late in the shootout, the Jets goalie would prefer to see another 5 minutes of time added to the extra frame, rather than have the game decided by a shootout.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel post-practice scrum. Status of Wheeler & Enstrom (Maintenance, expected to play). On Ladd’s captaincy. When Ladd goes, the team goes, why? Significance of getting above .500 hockey. Watching out for complacency. PP problems. What needs to change? Slow starts. OT talk. How big an advantage could Buff be in a modified 3 on 3 OT? How aggressively would he want his players to play 3 on 3? Where does Evander Kane play get generated? Expectation of Philly. What kind of game do they play?
Illegal Curve: Jets player audio. Hear from Pavelec, Montoya, Byfuglien, Ladd and Jokinen.
The Telegram: IceCaps looking for consistency in rematch with Sharks. There is that ‘c’ word that Jets and IceCaps fans are so familiar with.
Opposition (Flyers) news:
Philly.com: Q&A with Flyers captain Giroux. Frank with a good 1 on 1 chat with the Flyers captain.
Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Top line indicative of team’s recent success. While it is important to have your role players contributing, clearly there is no substitute for your top players playing at the maximum level.