Note: Following today’s Jets Papers, you can ensure you are up to speed with our game set-up 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 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 Thorburn & #IC5050 $35,675.00).
Note III: Tune into the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today on TSN 1290 Winnipeg from 8 until 11 am due to the early afternoon Jets game. The guys have an action packed show including a look ahead to the game today against the Stars and all the rest of the news from across the NHL. Guests: Frank Provenzano (ESPN), Wes Gilbertson (Calgary Sun) and Ralph Krueger (Team Canada Assistant Coach).
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets losing sales sizzle. When the team is floundering it is going to be difficult to find someone willing to spend big money on a mid-week game when it is absolutely freezing out.
Winnipeg Free Press: Glimpses of greatness. Scheifele’s vision of the ice isn’t questionable but his physical ability is slowly catching up with his skill set.
Winnipeg Free Press: The Jets’ neutral-zone 1/2/2/ ‘deflector’. Former player J.P. Vigier breaks down the Jets play in the neutral zone.
Winnipeg Sun: Speed is key for Scheifele. It was clear that the coach was showing more faith in the first round pick in the last game as he was given plenty of pp time and responsibility.
Winnipeg Sun: Evander Kane back on ice for Jets. Coach Noel seemed to think that Evander would need a few practices with the team before he gets back into the lineup. We shall see what happens today. A number of other Jets topics covered including the power play improving, Scheifele watching World Juniors from home, one goal losses and Kane’s joke on Thorburn.
Winnipeg Sun: Stars game big one for Jets. Pundits were saying the team needed two or three wins from the three home games the Jets played this past week. A clean win today is important if they want to salvage this homestand.
Dallas Morning News: Can Kari Lehtonen slow down former teammates? Can the former Thrashers tender beat his old squad?
Dallas Morning News: Several Stars trying to rectify ongoing slumps as clash with Jets awaits. Anyone remember what happened on Thursday when Matt Duchene came into Winnipeg looking to end his snap?
IceCaps site: IceCaps visit Bulldogs, Marlies. A preview of the weekends action for the IceCaps.