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Winnipeg Free Press: Jets recall Hutchinson as backup for Montoya. This has been a remarkable story as the kid playing in the ECHL is up with the NHL club. Article also covers Wheeler’s math and Al Montoya’s ability to handle the puck.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets have ‘chance to get back into the fight’ says Maurice. It will be a tall mountain to climb and while it looks quite daunting these guys have to believe they can still achieve their goal.
Winnipeg Free Press: Pavelec, Thorburn out for Jets’ next two games. During the game against the Rangers it saw a parade of players head to the dressing room to get some attention from the trainers. It is clear that there are others hurt and we will likely know more following practice today.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets need win against Stars. Too soon to say biggest game of the season?
Winnipeg Sun: With Ondrej Pavelec shelved, Jets look for Al Montoya to step up. As a back-up Al has always said the right things but its now his opportunity to put this team on his back and show he is ready to be #1.
CBC: Upper-deck Jets fans coming back next season. So much for that honeymoon notion. Fans just can’t get enough of the Jets and that renewal rate comes with little surprise.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice scrum (audio). On Pavelec’s status. Any update on what the injury is? Who is getting called up? What does he know about Hutchinson? Al Montoya getting the start against Stars. Statement game vs Dallas. Better to face teams in playoff spot? What has Dallas done better lately? Advanced stats he uses. Being used in game? Thorburn status. Any other injuries?
Dallas Morning News: Can Stars find right mix of mental and physical toughness during road trip? It is going to be a massive game for both clubs as the Jets try to climb back into the race and the Stars attempt to get some space between themselves and the Coyotes (who beat Cgy last night and now have same amount of points as Dallas).
The Telegram: IceCaps get back to winning. Another win for St. John’s as they continue to be the hottest team (9-0-0-1 in last 10) in the AHL. Despite all the call ups to Winnipeg these guys just can’t lose.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Part 1: Jets/Rangers Game Recap. Jets/Stars preview. Interview with Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com. Projecting the Jets off-season. Winnipeg Jets discussion and practice audio. The future of Paul Maurice.
Part 2: Interview with Aaron Portzline, Columbus Dispatch. NHL News & Notes. Interview with Frank Provenzano, ESPN Insider, Former Assistant GM of the Dallas Stars. Your calls: Projecting the Jets off-season.