Note: Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CST tonight as the Jets go up against the Blue Jackets here in Winnipeg. After the game, be sure to check out illegalcurve.com for all the post-game reaction.
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Global News: Jets impressive, but it’s only December. Guess John doesn’t want folks planning the parade route just yet. Or maybe he feels there is too much joy in joyland these days.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Cole Perfetti’s quick bounce-back another win for Winnipeg Jets coach Rick Bowness. (Paywall). It isn’t the message being sent but how you respond to it that can be defining and with 2020 1st rounder Cole Perfetti he sure seems to have gotten the message loud and clear.
The Athletic: The NHL’s most intriguing restricted free agents, from Caufield to Dubois to Zegras. (Paywall). No surprise that Pierre-Luc Dubois is written about by LeBrun.
Columbus Post-Dispatch: After dismal start to season, Blue Jackets starting to find their footing. Get to know the Jets opponent this evening.
Illegal Curve: Jets vs Blue Jackets pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate as they prepared to face Columbus. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players/coaching staff media availabilities.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today, we have you covered.
TSN: Almost two years since trade to Jets, PLD is ‘getting to where I want to be’. It’s been nearly two years since Pierre-Luc Dubois was traded from the Blue Jackets to the Jets. Ahead of Friday’s matchup against his former team, the 24-year-old forward says he’s learned a lot since being in Winnipeg and is lucky to play with great players that have helped him continue his development.
Winnipeg Sports Talk: Chat with Cole Perfetti. He joined Andrew “Hustler” Paterson on Winnipeg Sports Talk Daily. They discussed the first 21 games of the Winnipeg Jets 2022-season, the impact of head coach Rick Bowness, playing on a line from Blake Wheeler, learning from Mark Schiefele and the team’s fantasy football league.