Coming off a tough 3-2 loss to the Wild on Tuesday the Jets were off on Wednesday.
Today they hit the ice in front of lots of kiddos who are not in school but instead get to watch practice at Bell MTS Place according to Murat Ates of the Athletic Winnipeg who also provides the line rushes and D pairs listed below.
Laine – Scheifele – Wheeler
Connor – Hayes – Ehlers
Tanev – Lowry – Little
Perreault – Copp – Roslovic
Beaulieu – Trouba
Kulikov – Myers
Chiarot – Niku
Coach Maurice: Is there a feeling out period with Kevin Hayes for him as a coach? Does having all these new players add energy to the team? What is the status of Bogdan Kiselevich? Will they call up an extra D? They won’t have an extra D for tomorrow? Line changes. If the Jets have lacked juice at times how likely is it that Nashville brings it out? On Jets/Pres/Golden Knights not matching last year’s totals. Did Kulikov need a pep talk? Keeping defence simple. Do the forwards have to be more conservative? What does he look for from the trio of Connor/Hayes/Ehlers? Are Connor/Ehlers at point in their game that they will do a lot of talking to a veteran guy? What does moving Little to the wing accomplish? Is there something he likes from the 1st line or does he want to see them together more?
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
With Bogdan Kiselevich still not on the ice coach Maurice was asked about the newest D man added to the squad. Turns out he is dealing with an illness but the team will not be calling up an extra defenceman ahead of the game against Nashville.
The Jets play the Predators tomorrow night at 7 pm to wrap up this two-game homestand. Be sure to keep it locked to illegalcurve.com for the AM Papers which go live at 7 AM followed by our pre-game report at 10:30 AM.