Note: Tune into NHL Mid-Week tonight from 6-8 pm on TSN 1290 Winnipeg for all the latest Jets and NHL news. Guests: Kerry Fraser (TSN Analyst and former NHL referee), Jim Jamieson (The Province, Canucks beat writer) & Jay Pandolfo (former NHL player).
NHL.com: Unlikely Olympic opportunity fuels Jokinen’s revival. While he is nearing the end of a long career he will have one more opportunity to suit up for his country.
CBC: 30 Thoughts. Points 8, 9 and 10 cover the Jets as follows; using the Olympic break to sign Maurice, the new structure he put in place and the problems caused by Big Buff.
Sportsnet: Sinking loonie threatens teams’ bottom lines. As part of the article there is a quick blurb from Jets Director of Corporate Communications Scott Brown on how it impacts his team.
Sportsnet: NHL notebook. Veteran reporter Chris Johnston was in Winnipeg last week and includes some Jets notes specifically about the Maurice magic in his column.
Winnipeg Free Press: Veteran Thorburn soaking up hero’s role. It isn’t often that he gets to play that role so I’m sure his teammates were excited to let the veteran bask in the glory.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets grind out ugly road win. The Jets continue to roll and are off to a great start to this four game road trip. While it wasn’t pretty they took the points and will move on to face former Southeast Division foe Washington on Thursday night. Ed also writes about Trouba’s creativity and Pavs vs. Montoya.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets brave the storm. It wasn’t pretty but at the end of the day the Jets will take the two points and move on to the next target as coach Maurice has this team believing. It was an unlikely game winning goal scorer last night but Chris Thorburn put home a nice pass by young Jacob Trouba.
Winnipeg Sun: Kudos for Trouba. As I watched the play develop with just over a minute to go I remember thinking “what is he doing?” but clearly the kid’s confidence is justified because he made a great play to put the game on his stick and help get his team the win. Following the game coach Maurice said this “Great confidence in a young man to want to make the play that decides the game. Not sit back in a tie game”.
TSN: Jets stay hot with victory over Hurricanes. From his perch high above the ice surface Dennis gives you his observations of the Winnipeg win.
News and Observer: Maurice triumphant in yet another Raleigh return. Always interesting to read the opposition’s assessment of the game. Plenty of focus on their former coach and the job he has done in Winnipeg.
NHL.com: Jets making West race interesting. A late addition to the Afternoon Links yesterday, Former NHL coach turned analyst Barry Melrose discusses the Jets recent run of success. Of course after both the Jets/Stars won and the Coyotes/Canucks lost last night the playoff picture got even tighter.
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Coach Paul Maurice post-game scrum. Assessment of the game. Line match-ups. The play of Trouba. More on Trouba. On Pavelec’s play. On Chris Thorburn. Importance of the game, did he sense that prior to the game? Feel surreal to be back in the building? Bryan Little’s play. Keys on 5 on 3 kill. Feel like he is back in the playoff hunt?
Jets on a Deadline. Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.