Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Jets & Affiliate news:
Winnipeg Sun: The year in review, Jets edition. Ken Wiebe shares his top 10 Winnipeg Jets memories from the past year. We discussed this on yesterday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show and I said my best memory was hearing the 15,004 fans in the MTS Centre chanting “GST, GST”, as the name pushed by IC, was embraced by fans. What were your top memories from 2012?
NBC Sports: Canadians largely holding on to NHL season tickets. Congrats Winnipeg. We hold the distinction of not having 1 season ticket cancelled because of the lockout. Cannot say I am surprised by this news.
TSN: Chiarot nets OT winner as Icecaps complete five goal rally. We spoke to Telegram sports editors Robin Short yesterday on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN Radio 1290 and asked him about the missing offence. It sure showed up last night as St. John’s scored 5 straight to win in OT.
Globe and Mail: NHL and players’ union need more information before collective bargaining can resume. Working out the little kinks is going to take quite a bit of time still.
CBC: Don Cherry thinks NHL may be playing into NHLPA’s hands. They have likely blinked but at this point who cares. The NHL is still getting a great deal, even if it meant some concessions to the NHLPA.
Edmonton Journal: New offer means nothing in the face of Fehr’s delay tactics. Adler does not seem very fond of Fehr and his tactics.
Globe and Mail: Fehr must decide if Bettman’s drop-dead date is a bluff. Just what fans want to see, Fehr pushing this deal closer and closer to the brink so he can wring a bit more out of the NHL.
National Post: Goaltenders steal show in Canada’s win over US. Big win for Team Canada over rival Team USA. Goalie Malcom Subban played his best game in the win while Jets prospect Jacob Trouba scored another goal. And he also didn’t take it easy on fellow Jets draft pick Mark Scheifele.
Edmonton Journal: Canadians make no apologies for style. Nor should they have to. They play hard and without trying to sound like a Team Canada apologist, they continue to play with the standard Canadian physical presence.
Globe and Mail: The switch to European officiating haunts Team Canada again. While there are complaints about the reffing, the reality is you have to adjust to the level of officiating.
Toronto Star: Canada vs. US packed with storylines. For Jets fans the biggest plot will 2012 pick Jacob Trouba hit 2011 pick Mark Scheifele?