Note: As always, tune in to the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN Radio 1290 starting at noon and going until 3 pm. We have a ton of Jets talk as well as discussing all the latest trades and trade rumours.
Winnipeg Free Press: It is the winter of our content. Win or lose the fan are pumped about the return of NHL hockey. Having said that most Jets fans will still take more of the former and less of the latter down the stretch in the quest for the post season. Regardless of outcome it has been one amazing inaugural season..
Winnipeg Free Press: Hawks eye Jets D-men. There were a number of NHL teams in the building last night checking out the Jets but this team still doesn’t know if they will be buyers or sellers at the deadline.
Winnipeg Free Press: Wheeler comes up big against Bruins. Wheeler has been big but it is not just against the Bruins as night in and night out, he has consistently been the Jets best forward. However it is almost always the case that a player wants to comport himself well against a former team.
Winnipeg Sun: Win over Boston something to build on. Ken asks if this is a statement game and you’d like to think so but the Jets have been down this road before. The key is putting together a streak during this home stand that can launch this team into the post season. They are close to 8th but all the other teams ahead of them have games in hand, so the Jets can ill afford any more losses.
Winnipeg Sun: Snapshots. Back-to-back relief. Early energy. Pavelec’s almost ill timed stroll. Line matching. Little’s boundless energy. The Queen makes an appearance. Missed hip checks. Burmistrov’s strong game. Lack of penalties to mid way point of game. Slater night on the jumbotron (our favourite time is when he mentions his favourite line, the GST). Best crowd energy in awhile. Pavelectricity was brought on his massive save.
Winnipeg Sun: Seguin’s secret to waking up? How about cool Manitoba air. Seguin sure looked awake on the ice last night. He is going to continue to develop with the B’s.
Game Recap – Jets 4 Bruins 2:
Winnipeg Jets: Ondrej Pavelec, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler and coach Noel.
Boston Bruins: Tuuka Rask, Josh Hennessy, Patrice Bergeron and coach Julien.
Illegal Curve: Post-game podcast. Guest host Michael Remis and Analyst Richard Pollock break down the game.
Illegal Curve: Jets on a Deadline. Game recaps, post-game audio, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars.
Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps:
The Telegram: Coming out of the dark. A concussion is such a brutal injury and the hard working Caps forward will hopefully soon be fully recovered.
Hamilton Spectator: Dogs beat the league’s top team. The IceCaps gave up 4 in the 1st (did they switch roles with the Jets) and just didn’t have enough in the tank to complete the comeback.
Next opponent news – Colorado Avalanche:
Globe and Mail: Avs snap losing skid at Oilers’ expense. The old Jets 1.0 only faced the Colorado Avalanche for one season back in 1995-96. The last time was on March 24th, a 5-2 loss to the team that went on the become Stanley Cup champs. This team does not boast the likes of Joe Sakic or Patrick Roy but they have some nice young talent that has them just 3 points out of a playoff spot.
Denver Post: Duchene status now day to day. While you always like to see star players healthy, I’m sure Jets fans would pass on having the Avs leading scorer return from injury tomorrow night.
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