Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers (Thursday, Oct. 20th)
CBC: Jets power play rebounding at right time. The Jets went 2/4 against the Leafs last night and good news for Winnipeg is that the Senators have the league’s worst penalty-kill percentage at 64.5.
Winnipeg Free Press: Lots of love for Jets in T.O. The outpouring of support from across Canada continues. As the Jets make their first appearance in each city, expect a lot of kudos.
Winnipeg Free Press: Reimer rooted in Manitoba. Regardless of what happens with his career, he will always remember that first victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
National Post: As hype subsides, Jets settle into a new normal. This team will experience this type of “normal” for awhile I would expect. Especially as they journey to each Canadian city for the first time.
IIHF: Steen – “We’ve already won”. #25 for the Jets 1.0 gives some great answers in this Q & A which ranges from his favourite linemates to what the return of the Jets 2.0 means to this city.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets have winning formula. Isn’t it ironic that the Winnipeg model was mocked as unsustainable by so many and now they are being touted as the poster child for success. Of course Jets fans would like to see this formula translate to a few more wins on the ice.
Winnipeg Free Press: ‘Frosty’ would have treasured this night. A real shame that he wasn’t able to enjoy this night. The Jets have done a nice job honouring his memory.
National Post: Scheifele starts making a case to stay in Winnipeg. Is it a case of too little too late? His play was definitely more noticeable than it had been during the last few games but it appears that this young Jet still needs some more seasoning before he is ready to play full time in the NHL.
Toronto Star: Leafs down Jets in weird one. The Leafs stunk up the joint for the first 2 periods but managed to play well enough in the 3rd to get the victory.
TSN: Jets lose again, but coach Noel sees signs of improvement. The questionable penalty calls really killed the Jets (2 Toronto goals in 27 seconds to tie the game) last night. The team played a pretty decent overall game.
Globe and Mail: Jets see signs of hope. This team is 1-3-1 so it isn’t all roses and sunshine just yet but they played a pretty good road game last night.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets snapshots – playing with fire in more ways than one. Jets playing with a lead, Pavelec’s shootout record, Jets playing to capacity crowds, Mark Scheifele’s bank account, twitter followers of his think Buff should be moved to forward, Winnipeg is everybody’s 2nd favorite team and most interestingly could the Jets be in the running for an outdoor hockey game?
Globe and Mail: Clock ticking as Jets near decision on Scheifele. The Jets #1 pick sure picked a great time to score his first regular season goal.
Globe and Mail: Jets fall short in Toronto. Nice that the Toronto crowd gave the video of the Jets return a standing ovation. Very Canadian.
CBC: Concussion problem in hockey hits home with Mark Stuart. Interesting read on Jets defenceman Mark Stuart’s family involvement in hockey and his dad’s (who is a doctor) work on concussion research.
Jets next opponent news – Ottawa Senators:
Ottawa Citizen: Senators prediction panel. Bad news Jets fans. These writers and bloggers all picked the Sens to come out on top.
Illegal Curve: Game Day Preview – Jets @ Senators. Ezra gives a Jets/Sens preview.
Illegal Curve: Downloadable PDF lineup card.
Toronto Sun: Sens slow learners. The Senators haven’t been very good at home (lost last 2 games by a combined14-3) and the Jets will be looking to exploit that after they allowed last night’s victory to slip away.
Ottawa Citizen: Sergei Gonchar to return. Will the 37 year old Russian be able to inject some strength back into the Sens lineup?
Ottawa Citizen: 10 reasons to rejoice in Senators rebuild. Rebuilds are never easy to endure. Trust us, Winnipeg was promised this many times with the Jets 1.0.