Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
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Celebrate Canada Day by joining Illegal Curve as they broadcast a special edition of The Illegal Curve Hockey Show, live-on-location from the Winnipeg Free Press Café. Beginning at 9:00 AM on TSN Radio 1290 and winnipegfreepress.com, enjoy breakfast and Illegal Curve as the guys keep you abreast of the latest signings, trades and free agency maneuvers involving the Winnipeg Jets and the 29 other NHL teams during a special Free Agent Frenzy edition of The Illegal Curve Hockey Show.
Winnipeg Sun: Nine Jets still unsigned. We will know today if the Jets have any more of their guys signed or if they will allow them to test free agency. Which player (UFA) is the one you’d most like to see with a Jets contract by July 2nd?
Winnipeg Sun: Big free agent moves not in Jets’ DNA. When weighing the pressure or winning now versus building for the future, the team has to make a logical decision based on whether they feel spending big dollars will help them get over the hump. In the Jets case, they have committed to building towards the future and that means for the next year or three fans might have to accept that Winnipeg won’t be a significant player in free agency.
NHL Free Agency:
New York Post: If Parise wants in, Rangers will listen. Or has his agent said, let’s not say no to any team, so we can keep our leverage high with Detroit, New Jersey and L.A.?
The Tennessean: Predators wait on Suter. He is fielding offers from a number of teams, and it is expected that division rival Detroit will be putting on a full court press to acquire the defender.
Toronto Sun: Top 30 available NHL talent. The Jets are represented by Wellwood (19) and Gustavsson (30). Who on the list might be a worthwhile find for Chevy and company?
Edmonton Journal: Oilers sales pitch wins over Schultz. So much for free agents not wanting to go to a small city like Edmonton. Players want to win, and the expectation is the young gun Oilers could be a big winner in the next couple of years and it appears they have just added an important piece of the puzzle.
TSN: Sortable free agent tracker. You can pay close attention to all the action with this useful tool from TSN.