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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

A report from the MTS Centre.

Mark Stuart at practice

According to Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg only a few Jets were on the ice for a skate this morning before the team left for Arizona including:

Mark Stuart, Marko Dano, Jacob Trouba and Michael Hutchinson.

Player audio:

Mark Scheifele:  Did he interact with Connor McDavid at all last night?  Does anything about being in this position (first in NHL in scoring) surprise him?  What does he attribute to his personal success this season?  Was there anything he worked on during the off season that he sees coming to fruition?  He’s wanted to be the best in the league since he was a rookie.  Where does he envision being able to take his career?  On the PP coming through.  Describing Patrik Laine’s play.

Dustin Byfuglien:  Did he ever expect Laine to have 11 goals in 14 games?  Takes pressure off veterans to score but how frustrating is his goalless streak to him?  Going on the ice after the game, was that to test out the sticks?  What is it like to see the impact the young players are having?  Do the young kids realize the significance of what they are doing?  How much better can the team get?  How satisfying was that game last night?  How is it to have Trouba back?  Best one-liner for Trouba?  Does he have an ideal time-on-ice that suits him?  Even at 30 minutes per game he hasn’t felt over taxed?  Would it have been more difficult in his younger days?

Patrik Laine:  Did he get a lot of messages last night?  How much is he surprising himself?  Is it easier than he thought it would be?  Has he gone back to watch his goals?  Which was his favourite?  Is luck on his side right now?  Potential between himself and Scheifele and Ehlers.  Does he goal set for himself?  Has he had to re-adjust his expectations based on his success?  Is there no such thing as a “signature Laine” goal?  Is he more confident in front of the net?  The surprise at his success?  How does he feel about his defensive play?

Coach audio:

Paul Maurice:  Does he think that Patrik Laine understands the level of success he is having?  Is he surprised what Laine is doing?  Is Laine using his size more?  Speed at which Laine is learning, how does that compare to other players he has coached?  Growth in Mark Scheifele’s game.  Does he see last night’s win as a “turning point” or was the score misleading?  Why cancel today’s practice?  How far away is his club from dictating play from the start of the game?  How do the young players on this team react to seeing Scheifele’s dedication?  Are teams changing the way they are defending Laine?  Injury update.  Does he expect Trouba to be in the lineup tomorrow?

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.