Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Winnipeg Free Press: Montoya has Pav’s back. While 27 is not old, Montoya has come a long way since he was drafted 6th overall by the Rangers in 2004.
Winnipeg Free Press: GM defends his deals. Despite his free agency resume remains thin, he hasn’t done poorly this off season, considering the sparse free agency pool this summer.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets did right with Jokinen – Sutter. The man partly responsible for the rejuvenation of Jokinen’s career is a pretty good source.
TSN: Montoya as backup gives Jets youth in the crease. The Jets gets younger in net and if he can stay healthy a pretty solid netminding presence in the former 1st rounder.
Vancouver Courier: Evander Kane raises profile of Vancouver charity hockey academy. Always important to return to your roots and give back. The Jets sniper is ensuring that young kids from his hometown are getting the same chances he had as a kid.
ESPN: Why aren’t Bruins more active? B’s fans write into the mail bag with questions about the former champs.
National Post: Wild suddenly relevant with Zach Parise, Ryan Suter signings. Gotta love how people act like Minneapolis is some backwater town of 400 and who can believe that players would choose to go play there. Combined with sister city St. Paul, where the Wild play, its population is 3.3 million, they are represented in all 4 major sports and have a ton of things to do. Add to that the fact that you feel like you live at the lake, and it is one of the nicest cities in North America.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Leipold happy to spend $200M in one hour. Showing some serious ‘Minnesota nice’ Leipold will be happy to know that fans are beating down the doors to buy seasons tickets to the Wild. They have become the most relevant team in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
The Province: Will Wild deal push Weber west? Will the Canucks sell their mortgage the future to get a local player of his calibre on the team?
?Tampa Bay Times: Tampa Bay Lightning brings back free agent defenseman Matt Carle. Another Jets division rival makes a move.