Note: Following today’s Jets Papers, you can ensure you are up to speed with our game set-up written by Ezra Ginsburg and pre-game audio from coach Maurice. 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.
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Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice good fit for Jets. Gary talks about why Maurice would be a good fit in Winnipeg and also floats Randy Carlyle’s name if the Leafs bench boss became available.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice talks. Some excerpts from the hour long chat that Gary and Hustler had when they sat down with the Jets bench boss including talk about the state of the team, being emotionally attached to the team in a short period of time, his roots/being Canadian, his music and what he would be doing if not coaching.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ladd joins Jets for tilt against Sharks. Not many questioning the decision made by the captain who has been an ironman for this organization over the past four seasons (He’s played in 283 of 285 games).
Winnipeg Sun: Jets won’t rush Ondrej Pavelec back into lineup but could return Saturday. There really is little point in bringing him back too early. Article also covers the response of Blake Wheeler to his almost injury.
Winnipeg Sun: Andrew Ladd says being with wife and newborn was easy decision. You can hear the audio below and it really was a no brainer for the captain.
National Post: Canada’s NHL teams painting dim playoff picture. An overall picture of the predicament of the Canadian teams with the Jets given some attention.
CBC: 5 Things to Watch as Jets look to take bite out of Sharks. Jeff looks at the season series being up for grabs, road record, welcome back Ladd, Wheeler avoiding injury and the Jets goaltending situation.
CBC: Jets cookbook offers glimpse into players’ kitchens. Looking for a glimpse into what your favorite players eat?
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Big Show (audio). Voice of the Jets Dennis Beyak joins the guys to discuss the Jets on the road trip, defensive issues and Wheeler’s emergence.
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice discusses Ladd’s decision (audio). The Jets bench boss spoke about the family first environment of the organization in response to the question about his captain’s decision.
Illegal Curve: Captain Andrew Ladd address the ‘decision’ (audio). Not that he should need to address it, but the Jets captain spoke about putting his family first in his decision making process.
Coach Maurice post-practice scrum:
Coach Maurice – Status of Pavelec. Conditioning at the end of practice. What do they need to do to neutralize the San Jose Sharks?
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
The Telegram: IceCaps streak snapped. John Albert scored his 20th goal of the season but it wasn’t enough as St. John’s gave up two 3rd period goals to have their win streak end at four games.
San Jose Mercury News: Adam Burish undergoes medical procedure after hand injury. It was a gruesome injury and sounds like he will not be available for a bit. Dave Pollak our guest on NHL Mid-Week is the go to mensch for Sharks news.
NHL Mid Week:
Replay: How low can the Jets realistically drop in the NHL standings to improve their draft pick? The Maple Leafs struggles and the future of Randy Carlyle. Interview with Michael Traikos, National Post. Justin Faulk’s new contract. UFA of the Week – Paul Stastny. Jets/Sharks preview. Interview with David Pollak, San Jose Mercury News. 6 Things We Learned This Week.