Note: Jets have recalled forwards Aaron Gagnon and Spencer Machacek. Doesn't bode well for injury news. Will keep you posted whenever we hear anything new.
Note II: Winnipeg Jets trade forward Akim Aliu to the Calgary Flames for defenceman John Negrin. Negrin has played 3 career games with the Flames.
Note III: Big Buff is at practice in Philadelphia.
Winnipeg Free Press: Citizen Kane - Sakic and the Avs were my inspiration. Not shocking that Burnaby Joe was his inspiration.
Winnipeg Free Press: Mission playoffs – plenty to address as Jets get back to work. Ed Tait takes a hard look at the Jets reality as the team gets back to business.
Winnipeg Free Press: How about an All-Star game at MTS Centre? Let’s hope we aren’t forced to wait like Ottawa was for almost two decades before being awarded an All-Star game. Gary Lawless also goes into detail about the situation in Phoenix.
Winnipeg Sun: Trade deadline wild card. This is always an opportunity for a smart GM to turn some current assets into future prospects with a team looking for success today and willing to mortgage its future.
Winnipeg Sun: Hard climb ahead for Jets. As they said in Dumb and Dumber “so you’re saying there’s a chance”. Until you have been mathematically eliminated anything is possible. While the Jets chances don’t look great, if they suddenly become road warriors and win the majority of the next 7 games away from the friendly confines of the MTS Centre, it puts them into a much better position.
Winnipeg Sun: Five questions the Jets need to answer. If the Jets are to have a prayer of making the post-season it starts with this East coast road trip. Ken Wiebe asks 5 important questions that the Jets are going to have to answer.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets wives, girlfriends to attend charity fashion show. It isn’t just the Jets that are using their status to try and help the community. Nice way to help raise money for a good cause.
Illegal Curve: IC Hockey Show part 1. In case you missed the show we have the recap. On Saturday’s show the guys discussed Richard Pollock’s article from this week, “Establishing Evander Kane’s Market Value”. Evander Kane’s comparables and floor. Interview with James Gordon of the Ottawa Citizen. Establishing Evander Kane’s market value, continued. Interview with Alex Steen of the St. Louis Blues. Determining the Winnipeg Jets trade value at the deadline.
Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps:
The Telegram: IceCaps, True North look to extend relationship. The AHL/NHL relationship is an interesting one.
The Telegram: Redmond adjusting to pros after college career. At 23 he is not a spring chicken, but has continued to develop his game under head coach Keith McCambridge and is currently at the AHL All-Star game.
The Telegram: Postma’s one main goal: become a reliable two-way D-man. This is the lower portion of the Redmond article above (scroll about 1/2 way down the page) which discusses the Jets offensive prospect learning a defensive game.
Next opponent news – Philadelphia Flyers:
Philadelphia Inquirer: Giroux attracts star buzz. Stardom can be fleeting so while some may look at it as a burden it is better that people are talking about you than not.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Hartnell a fall guy with a cause. Pretty innovative way to donate money to charity.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets add two IceCaps as prepare for Flyers. Lots of information out there right now as to who will and will not be in the linup against the Flyers. Should know more following practice today.
Jets official site: Nik Antropov talks hometown. A Q & A from the Jets centre on growing up in Oskemen, Kazakhstan.
TSN: Jets arrive in Philadelphia. The Jets won’t be expecting any brotherly love in Philly.
TSN: How many Canadian teams will make the playoffs? With just two above the line currently, how many more can vault themselves into a playoff position by end of the season? Will we be seeing a white out in April at the MTS Centre? Don’t forget to vote in the IC.com poll.
Calgary Herald: Flames acquire winger Akim Aliu from Jets. To see what the Jets gave up here is a Prospect Pulse that Kyle did on Aliu back on August 2nd, 2011.
Next opponent news – Philadelphia Flyers:
Philadelphia Inquirer: NHL All-Star game a pond-hockey goalfest. Nice work by Timmonen to put in a word with Nashville’s Ryan Suter who is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season, and who Timmonen thinks would look good in Flyers orange.