Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Jets official site: Plays of the Year – Round 1, Match-Up 9. While Little’s actual goal isn’t as nice as Antropov’s, it has a name (5 on 1) and that has to count for something.
Winnipeg Free Press: Burmi not going to Russia….St. John’s maybe. An interesting proposition. The young gun from Kazan has skills but the rush to the NHL has cost him some of his needed development. After 2 years in the NHL, a drop to the AHL could be misinterpreted and do as much harm as good to the young prospect. The most important skill he can develop over the summer is a thicker skin, so when he needs some coaching/criticism, he takes it constructively and not as a personal attack.
Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps:
The Telegram: IceCaps fans ‘take over’. Described as a ‘mini-Winnipeg’ the fans in St. John’s are showing the AHL what they’ve missed since hockey packed up and left the East coast. Gotta love that they’re 50/50 dwarfs what some NHL teams are able to accomplish. Perhaps we should start doing an IC 50/50 contest for IceCaps games!
The Telegram: IceCaps D get an A-1 rating. Some of these names fans will recognize from their time with the Jets. These players have given St. John’s an edge all season long and now that they have them together as a collective unit, the IceCaps have a big advantage over most teams.
Winnipeg Free Press: St. John’s coach a big fan of junior call-up Scheifele. Good to hear that the Jets prospect is finding success at the AHL level. Especially given the fact that he went from the frying pan of Jr. playoffs to the fire of the AHL post season.
Winnipeg Free Press: IceCaps eyeing Calder Cup. The Caps would be well served to focus on their Round 2 opponent in the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, but the biggest challenge will be fellow Eastern rival Norfolk Admirals who went on the most impressive AHL run in history, winning 28 straight games. If both teams are successful in their 2nd round match-ups, they would meet in a titanic Eastern Conference Finals.
Stanley Cup news:
Star-Ledger: Would you tweak roster, lines for Game 2? Whenever a team suffers a loss, whether it is close or not, it causes a fanbase to take some time for serious reflection.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers keep showing up. Lots of talk of the steady improvement of a name Jets fans are familiar with, Wellwood. Except in this case it is the Winnipeg Jets Kyle Wellwood’s younger brother Eric, who has drawn a lot of praise for his play in the post season. In the Jets end of season interviews, we asked Kyle if he would be cheering on the Flyers during the playoffs and his answer should come as no surprise.
Illegal Curve: Stanley Cup Nightly recap. If you missed any of the action from last night we have you covered.