Note: I'm back (and exhausted) from 5 days of gallivanting in Vegas and just in time for the final drive for the playoffs. Was a lot of fun watching the Jets games in the Sportsbooks in Vegas. Lots of Jets gear on display in Sin City.
Winnipeg Free Press: The good, the bad and the ugly. Taking a look at the harsh reality which surrounds the Jets season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Pray for a lucky seven. It would be a tall task for the Jets to accomplish the goal but one this team has no choice but to attempt.
Winnipeg Free Press: The Race. Taking a look at the Jets routes to the post season and examining the teams they are battling with to get into the playoffs.
Winnipeg Free Press: Senators @ Jets preview. A preview of tonight’s match-up.
Globe and Mail: NHL playoff dream all but over for Jets. A little pragmatism as this Jets team will now be forced to rely on others to have any hope of dreaming about the playoffs.
Winnipeg Sun: News and Notes. Little problem on first line. No fun for Flood. Spencer booster. Glass half-full.
Winnipeg Sun: Jury weighs in on Jets. Their is no doubt that Jets fans love their team, but even those I met in Vegas, had some harsh comments following the tough loss to the Predators. Such is the reality of playing professional sports.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show replay: Part 1. Jets vs. Capitals recap. Jets vs. Capitals recap, Eastern Conference playoff discussion. Interview with Josh Cooper of the Tennessean. Jets vs. Predators preview. Eastern Conference playoff picture. Western Conference playoff picture.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show replay: Part 2. Duncan Keith hit on Daniel Sedin. Devils vs. Rangers line brawl. Interview with James Gordon of the Ottawa Citizen. Andrew Ladd penalty discussion. Interview with Drew Remenda San Jose Sharks colour analyst for CSN California. Interview with Cory Clouston head coach of the Brandon Wheat Kings, Rapid Fire, Cheers & Jeers.
Next opponent news – Ottawa Senators:
CBC: Sens look to maintain playoff position against fading Jets. The Sens haven’t been playing their best hockey when they need to, although a win over the formidable Pittsburgh Penguins has this team feeling a bit more confident as they look to knock off the Jets and continue their playoff push.
Ottawa Citizen: Playoff time already for Sens. Jets fans can empathize with their Sens fan brethren as their team has been in a playoff mode (at home at least) for the last 10 games the Jets have played.
Ottawa Citizen: Senators this week. While it is highly unlikely the Jets can catch the Senators, here is a look at the schedule of 7th place Ottawa.
Ottawa Sun: Sens back in control. Their owner believes that they need to win 4 of their remaining 7 games to get into the post season. Tonight’s game in Winnipeg is a critically important test of the Senators consistency.
Ottawa Sun: Anderson a cut above for Sens. No rest for the wicked as the saying goes, and it appears that Sens goalie Craig Anderson is being thrown back into a heavy rotation as he is expected to get his 3rd straight start tonight against the Jets.
Coach Noel presser: Starts with talk of the 4th line. Needs more from the Burmistrov line. 4th line to get more time. Guys are hungry to play. Talks about the Senators. Asked about how many wins the Jets need to accomplish in final 7 games. Pressure on players; does expectations wear on them? Antropov is day-to-day but not sure if he is a player for Wednesday. Thorburn is still aways away, but will skate with team on Wednesday. Bryan Little and Dusting Byfuglien are both good.