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To note: The Jets took the day off Tuesday after a 4-1 loss to the Stars on Monday as they began their first road trip of the season on the wrong foot. They’ll be looking to get things back on track tonight in Denver against the defending Stanley Cup champion Avalanche. Morning skating starts at 11:30 a.m. CDT, so stay tuned for the Jets’ pregame report. The puck drop is 7:00 p.m. CDT.

Note II: Tonight, after the final buzzer between the Jets and Avalanche game, we want you to join the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show as we discuss and analyze the game. This season, you’ll have a chance to win great schwags including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, and more. after each match (for a variety of ways to participate, click here).

Note III: The Moose have another day of practice in Winnipeg before heading out on their first road trip of the 2022-23 season which kicks off in Chicago on Friday against the Wolves.

Note IV: The Ice improved to 8-1-0 last night beating the Royals 3-2 in Victoria. Winnipeg outshot Victoria 18-7 in the third period. No rest for the best team in the Eastern Conference as they will play tonight in Vancouver against the Giants. The puck drop is 9:00 p.m. CDT.

NoteV: It was a good night for the Jets prospect Elias Salomonsson (2022 2nd Round) as the right-handed defenseman scored his first and second SHL goals. See both here.

NoteVI: While these ratings are typically reserved for Winnipeg-based teams, a rating on a big performance of 46 saves by Eric Comrie as the former Jets prospect picked up his first victory for the Sabers against his hometown team in Edmonton.

Jet news:

Winnipeg Sun: Former Jets captain Wheeler always leads by example. It is still abnormal to see his number 26 uniform without ‘C’ on it. As Scott wrote in the paper, that doesn’t stop the Minnesotan from still being a contributor for Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg Free Press: Maenalanen is turning heads back in the NHL. (Paywall). Having a 4th line that can contribute is no small feat for a Jets team that has gone years without one. Of course, it will be some time before we know if this line can be a coherent line for Winnipeg. Mike wrote about the lesser known member.

Winnipeg Free Press: Wheeler is adjusting well to her new role. (Paywall). The former Jets captain is usually a slow starter, but he needs that second line to start contributing.

Global News: Fans asked to vote among 3 rural Manitoba towns vying to host the Jets. They are Beauséjour, Morden and Oakville, so if you want to help one of these three communities win, you should vote.

Sportsnet: Comparison of how leagues around the world are developing NHL prospects. Not really a Jets-specific article although there is a quote from Jets director of amateur scouting Mark Hillier and a mention of Jari Kekalainen, who recently joined the Winnipeg scouting staff. But I included it because I thought it was an interesting read.