Note: With tomorrow being a 1 pm start time for the Jets and Oilers at MTS Centre the Illegal Curve Hockey Show will be starting at 7 am until 10 am (CST) on TSN 1290 Winnipeg. Plenty to discuss so be sure to set your radio dial bright and early on Saturday.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets this Week (video). Free Press writers Ed Tait and Tim Campbell share their thoughts on the coaching change, Dustin Byfuglien at forward and who may benefit the most from a new coach.
AP Images: Jets-Flames hockey. One Jets fan in the crowd answers the question “You mad bro?”.
Illegal Curve: Grant Clitsome has season-ending surgery. After he finally got his three year deal the Ottawa native had back surgery and is done for the year.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets soar over Flames. You hate to be a Debbie Downer but we should remind everyone that the Flames are a terrible team. While it is important to win you sometimes need a slight dose of reality. This wasn’t St. Louis, L.A. or Chicago. Having said that the team still played a pretty good game and a number of players continued to bring their ‘A’ game.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets-Flames summary. Pavelec made some good saves although none was bigger than the save he made in the 3rd period with the Jets up 4-1 at point-blank range. Soon thereafter rookie Jacob Trouba put the game away.
Winnipeg Free Press: Teemu, Ducky… Mark? He moved ahead of Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl for sole possession of 4th spot amongst rookies and continued his blazing hot streak.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets clobber Calgary. If Jets fans thought their team had problems, say hello to the Calgary Flames.
Calgary Herald: Flames’ home-ice skid hits record seven games. Just to keep things in perspective this is the squad the Jets beat up on last night.
Calgary Herald: New coach Maurice eager to help Jets take flight. Interesting perspective on the new Jets bench boss.
TSN: Power Rankings. Big drop from 14 to 24 although this doesn’t take into account the wins over Phoenix and Calgary.
Sportsnet: Hockey Central – Trade tracker Olli Jokinen (video). The panel discussed the Jets centre, whether there would be a market for him and possible destinations.
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Coach Paul Maurice post-game: Coach Maurice met with the media following the game against Calgary.
Jets on a Deadline: Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.
The Telegram: The numbers add up for the IceCaps, why don’t the wins? Win a couple, lose a couple. Never heard that before. Seems both parent and farm clubs are following similar paths this season.