Afternoon Links

Posted by David Minuk in Afternoon Links,Daily Papers on July 14, 2011 — 5 Comments

The Hockey News:  NHL’s 5 least improved teamsNo big splashes from True North has the Jets ranked 5th on this listHow do you view the Jets moves?  Is this spot appropriate?  Thumbs up or down?

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets add restricted free agent FesterlingMore depth at the D position for the Jets and St. John’s.

Sporting News:  Teemu Selanne’s decision critical for AnaheimWhile not exactly a Jets story, anytime the Finnish Flash is mentioned we think it’s note worthy.  Especially considering his decision will impact the importance of the December 17th contest between the Ducks and the Jets.

Around the NHL:

AHL.com:  Capitals sign MicflikierGood to hear that the Winnipeg born Micflikier was signed by a team that could be competing for the Cup (in either the AHL or NHL).

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Sullivan sings Pens’ praisesI’ve always liked his game and hopefully the 37 year old gets a chance to play for Lord Stanley’s Cup.

CBS Sports:  Devils still without a coach:  what’s the holdupPerhaps Lou himself is gonna jump back behind the bench.

  • http://twitter.com/ICdrew Drew Mindell

    I think the Devils are still trying to fit a head coach under the salary cap after signing Kovalchuk last summer

  • http://twitter.com/ICdave illegalcurvedave

    Can Selanne at least make his decision before my group has its “Jets season tickets” draft.

  • Anonymous

    I didnt really like the “NHL’s 5 least improved teams” article. We are two weeks from the free agent frenzy and someone writes an article about how teams havent made moves? some of the best moves are the ones that arent made. It wouldve been nice for the guy to mention something about teh Jets re-signing Ladd, the Flames pitch at Richards or the strong rebuild in OTT. We dont know the whole story behind the scenes and to write a piece like that is shotty

  • Anonymous

    The article by Proteau in THN is more of the usual.
    In the short time frame since being officially approved as an NHL franchise they’ve drafted well, re-signed a key piece in their captain, made some decent FA signings & trades while moving 2 franchises. They’ve had to hire the front office for both & the signings/trades were made to stock both teams.
    They’re also working on negotiations with their our RFAs & Bogosian just happens to be the 3rd most sought after of those.

  • http://twitter.com/ICrichyp Richard Pollock

    Exactly.  Most improved in short-term and long term is two different things.  Some teams actually improve long term by not spending wildly on July 1, 2 and 3.

    Also where is Dallas on that list?