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Latest Jets news.

Note: Following today’s Jets Papers, you can ensure you are up to speed with our game set-up written by Ezra Ginsburg.  Keep it locked to the site to get pre-game audio from the players and coach Noel.  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 home games we have both our #ICGWG and #IC5050 contests. 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 Wright & #IC5050 $32,620.00).

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets still learning how to win close onesOne thing you see is the need for secondary scoring because the Jets aren’t exactly lighting up the lamp and having played in so many close games, the need for goals from the entire team becomes even more important.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Bettman deserves kudosWhile other cities have continued the hate fest for the commish, he was received rather warmly in Winnipeg the last time he was in the city.  Many realized that without his stamp of approval there wouldn’t be a team in the Peg’.   Where do you stand on him?

Winnipeg Free Press:  Therapy SessionIt was one of the more interesting scrums I’ve heard (link to audio below) this season.  Olli discussed how he has a personal employee who has been with him since the Panthers days helping to ensure he is peak physical health.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets need to find an edge to consistently win one-goal gamesPlaying in close games isn’t a bad thing but the margin for error is so slim.
Playing catch-up

Winnipeg Sun:  Kane to miss more timeWhen you hear coach Noel say he won’t be a player for the next few games you know it won’t be good for business.

CBC:  5 Things to watch as Jets meet AvalancheJeff looks back at the history between these two clubs, momentum builder … or killer, rocky in Denver, Roy-al outbursts and Manitoba Avs.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Noel post-practice scrumStatus update of Evander Kane.  Update on Bogosian (hasn’t skated for a week, a couple of weeks away).  Postma news (has been skating but its light).  Slater (longer than Postma, farther away).  Taking a step forward.  Setoguchi not on the ice (maintenance day).  Power play discussion.  Playing the game that needed to be played.  Puck management.  Expecting a faster game tomorrow?  On Jokinen’s employee.  Further discussion on players training

Illegal Curve:  Post-practice audioHear from Michael Frolik, Olli Jokinen, Bryan Little and Mark Stuart.

Avalanche news:

Denver Post:  Matt Duchene hoping to break out of slumpOur motto may be ‘Friendly Manitoba’ but fans are sure hoping that the confines of the MTS Centre don’t allow Duchene to break out of his slump just yet.

Denver Post:  Alex Tanguay nursing knee, hip injuriesDenver got some bad news on the health of the left winger.

IceCaps news:

The Telegram:  IceCaps collect first series sweep at home this seasonIt took a bit longer than coach Keith McCambridge probably would have liked to finally get a sweep.  Jets fans should take note that Eric O’Dell continues to tear it up on the farm adding three assists in the final home game in St. John’s until after ChristmasZach Redmond also added a goal for the IceCaps who head out on the road for four games before taking an 11 day break.

NHL Mid-Week:

ReplayJets lose to St. Louis Blues 2-1, play Colorado tomorrow night, will host the Heritage Classic in 2016.  Saturday Fight Night between Bruins and Penguins.  NHL Board of Governor’s Meetings Recap.  Olympic Roster Compilation – Talent wins out? or Duos rule the roster?  Wayne Gretzky’s Future with and/or in the NHL.  Illegal Curve Article of the Week.  6 Things We Learned This Week.  Rapid Fire.