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 Jets coach Claude 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 Bogosian & #IC5050 $37,350.00).
Note III: Tune into the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today on TSN 1290 Winnipeg from noon until 3 pm. We have an action packed show including a look ahead to tonight’s Jets/Blue Jackets game and all the rest of the news from across the NHL. Guests: Aaron Portzline (Columbus Dispatch), Tyson Nash (Coyotes TV Analyst), Frank Provenzano (ESPN.com) and Mike Harrington (Buffalo News).
Winnipeg Free Press: Bogo struggles with ‘next step’. The injuries he has sustained have certainly slowed down his development.
Winnipeg Free Press: Neutral-zone turnover = scoring chance. J.P. Vigier breaks down one play that hurt the Jets. He gives you the players, sets the scene, gives you the situation, details the turnover, provides a breakdown, further details an additional breakdown and then gives his insight.
Winnipeg Sun: Buff lines up with Little, Ladd. Hopefully it last longer than the last time coach Noel decided to try it (April 4, 2013 against the Habs). In that last instance Buff played forward to start the game but ended as a defenceman and it wasn’t a good little experiment.
Winnipeg Sun: Desperate to give fans something to cheer about. Not a lot of joy in joyland these days. Paul also looks at Wheeler’s move to 3rd line, Kane’s latest injury, Redmond’s call up and an assessment of Bogosian.
Illegal Curve: Coach Claude Noel scrum. Desperate times call for desperate measures (moving Buff up front). Is his heart in it? What is the challenge in switching position? Reasons for the move. Dustin has resisted playing forward, where is his head at? Switching up the lines. Monitoring minutes. Getting O’Dell an opportunity to produce. Refreshing the lineup. Kane injury news. Sick players (Wheeler/Ladd) better? Is he happy with Zach Bogosian’s growth/development?
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler & Lawless. Missed this yesterday as Gary and Hust spoke with Pierre LeBrun on Thursday about the current state of the Jets.
Blue Jackets news:
TSN: Blue Jackets cool off red-hot Hurricanes with shutout. Columbus faced a Carolina team that had played the previous night and they took it to them. Now the Jets have the opportunity to return the favour.
The Telegram: IceCaps come up short against Marlies in AHL play. It was too little too late for the farm club as their 3rd period comeback attempt fell short.