Winnipeg Free Press: A new home for 33? And no this doesn’t mean on another team. Instead the Jets big man was up at forward at practice yesterday. This was done, in part, because Kane, Wheeler and Ladd were not on the ice for Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Confidence reigns supreme for Jets. Fans had to like the tone of their coach yesterday. There wasn’t any defeatist in his voice.
Winnipeg Free Press: Notebook. Breaking down some Jets stories including getting Setoguchi back on track, injury updates and recharging batteries.
Winnipeg Sun: No time to worry. I hear Coach Noel speak almost every day and I thought he sounded unusually resolved yesterday. It didn’t come across as false bravado either.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets can’t afford not to move Dustin Byfuglien to forward. While he could be an absolute force if moved up front the question with Big Buff is all about will and desire. He is on record saying he wants to play defence. However yesterday he also said that he will do whatever it takes to help the team win. Should be interesting to see how this shakes out.
Illegal Curve: Coach Noel scrum (audio). Growing frustration in the fanbase. Dustin Byfuglien as a forward? Where were missing players (Ladd, Wheeler – flu, Kane – maintenance). Pressure on him from social media? Facing a new challenge. Process of figuring out how to change the fortunes of this team. Happy with the leadership group of his team? More player discussion ending with Setoguchi talk. Injury update (Postma – waiting for him to cleared for contact. Slater – feeling better, above 50%, getting closer. Clitsome – slow process, not close. Halischuk – a few weeks away).