Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: Jets announce new player numbers:
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets, Kane working on lengthy deal. Guess this puts to rest any notion that Winnipeg cannot sign its young stars to long term deals. Here is what Richard had to say about establishing Kane’s market value back in January.
Winnipeg Free Press: Playing with the big boys. The Jets are committed to being a bigger team, which doesn’t always translate to success. Shall be interesting to see if this model can be successful.
Winnipeg Free Press: Pavelec convicted of DUI. Ed with some interesting tidbits, including that the driving ban was limited to the Czech Republic. As well, the legal amount of alcohol in your system while driving in the Czech Republic is zero.
Winnipeg Sun: Pavelec gets DUI according to Czech media. Paul suggests that feet should be held to the fire when it comes to conduct off the ice. While the expectations of being choir boys is unlikely, smart choices should be somewhat expected when your health nets you millions of dollars per year in salary.
Official Jets Statement regarding the DUI from GM Cheveldayoff:
“At this time True North Sports & Entertainment and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club are aware of various, yet still inconsistent, internet reports pertaining to Ondrej Pavelec. We, as an organization, are attempting to gather more information and until such time as we are comfortable and have a full understanding of the situation, we will not be issuing any further comment.”
Jets Official Site: 2012 Development Camp recap (video). Exclusive in depth look at the 2012 Winnipeg Jets development camp. An interesting look at camp life.
Globe and Mail: Labour woes raise prospect of a broadcasting vacuum this fall. Time to create Illegal Curve TV? At least it would be something to watch.
Delaware County Times: Blame GMs if NHL lands in lockout. When you have purse strings that big, sometimes it is difficult to say no to a deal, even when you should know better.
Sportingnews.com: Long Island’s arena reluctance could lead to Brooklyn Islanders. The purists will hate any move (understandably so) but would a move within New York State be better than the alternative?
Arizona Republic: Glendale rejects petitions in referendum of Phoenix Coyotes deal. Not surprising that they rejected the petitions. Firstly, they had a deadline and even had they met it, they failed to acquire the amount of signatures necessary to be on the ballot.
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