Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers on January 15, 2013 — 3 Comments

Jets news:

Global Winnipeg:  Ondrej Pavelec ready for compressed scheduleWe had a chance to catch up with the Jets goalie tandem today following practice and both guys are ready for the season to start.  To listen click here.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Noel Press conferenceUpdate on Miettinen (upper body injury).  Type of practice tomorrow.  Antropov status.  Getting team to play ‘A’ games.  Taking penalty phase.  Looking forward to day he can have a regular training camp.  Pressure of the 1st game.  Additions to the roster.  Slater’s versatility and reliability.  IceCaps players on team.  Addition of John Phelan to the Jets as a mental skills coach.

Winnipeg Jets official site:  Olli Jokinen | Bryan LittleVideo following practice today.

Winnipeg Sun:  Antti Miettinen lost indefinitelyNobody I spoke with remembered anything happening at practice yesterday that may have caused an injury but regardless, the Finnish winger will be out of the lineup for the home opener against Ottawa.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets waive $2.50 ticket fee.  Responding to popular sentiment the Jets make a smart decision to waive this feeJim Ludlow, President & CEO of True North held a press conference today to discuss the waiving of fees.  To listen click here.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Smart move is to send Scheifele backA lockout shortened season might have the Jets brass inclined to keep the 2011 first round pick up with the big club as they try and compete for a playoff spot.  However the long term development of Scheifele as a player might benefit from more time under coach Dale Hawerchuk in Barrie.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Father knows bestJets fans should make sure they buy him a beer when he is in town then since Wheeler really turned it on last year.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Training camp notebookIf you cannot be at training camp, why not read the notes of someone who is.

Globe and Mail:  Jets hope raucous home crowd and new centre will propel them into the playoffsPerhaps the adrenalin that the MTS Centre crowd provides can see the Jets again have success at home, but what will really establish if this is a playoff team is the team’s road record.

Winnipeg Sun:  Ticket system has fans up in armsThe overall sentiment on twitter seemed to be outrage.   Personally I know that I prefer a physical ticket to have as a memento but that is just me.  The Jets have a 9:30 am press conference to address this issue.  Stay tuned to @illegalcurve as we will bring you all the latest on this subject.
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Winnipeg Sun:  Don’t read much into Scheifele’s shiftingThis early into training camp lines are still being juggled so it is a bit too quick to think that the Jets center of the future will be thrust onto a checking line.  Especially since Jim Slater is a natural center and would force Scheifele to shift to right wing.

Winnipeg Sun:  Burmistrov seasoned and ready for seasonThe Jets have to hope that the young gun can have a bounce back season after the disappointment of last year.  While he didn’t exactly tear up the AHL this year (2 goals, 9 assists and a -2 in 22 games) he looks healthy and ready to contribute to the Jets.

Winnipeg Sun:  Stuart ready for more responsibilityHe is a fan favourite for his hard nosed style and the Jets are going to rely on him defensively as the injury to Zach Bogosian has everyone on defence having to step up their game.
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Winnipeg Sun:  Olli Jokinen happy with potential linemates Kane and WellwoodThis has the potential to be a very good line for the Jets.  With Wellwood feeding these guys the puck, it could make for a lot of shots on net, and if you are a Jets fan, lots of goals.

CBC:  Ready for the NHLThey profile young prospects from the various Canadian teams and when it comes to the Jets, they look at whether or not Mark Scheifele is ready to make the jump.

NHL news:

Edmonton Journal:  Oilers trade for defenceman FistricThe Oilers added a local Edmonton product in the trade.  They have a banged up defence corps so this move should help. 

Globe and Mail:  NHL will know soon enough how much damage the lockout causedThe southern U.S. teams are going to have to get creative as they attempt to resuscitate  the sport in these markets.

Globe and Mail:  NHLPA asks if Gomez deal is copaceticWhat a bizarre world we live in.  Being paid millions of dollars NOT to play hockey.  Only in the NHL.

TSN:  Crosby tops NHL on TSN’s Top 50 list for third straight yearNo Jets on the list.  Fair or foul?

Globe and Mail:  KHL flexes its muscle as NHL appears greedy and arrogant in comparisonThe NHL acting with hubris!!  I am just shocked.  Would have been quite interesting to see what would have happened if Kovalchuk or Datsyuk would have chosen to stay in the KHL.

New York Post:  Visnovsky misses Islanders deadline, could be suspendedSpeaking of the KHL, it appears to Visnovsky this was more tempting than playing on Long Island.

  • http://twitter.com/bonedidly Justin Michael

    My issue with this process has nothing to do with forwarding fees.. It has to do with the fact that they go out and sell ticket lanyards last year to hold your stub in and now they are charging us to print the tickets.. Our tickets cost $4500 for two seats in P6 not to mention interest every year, and they are trying to take away the cool stubs they had last year and charge a fee now, should that not be included in the cost of your tickets?

    It just looks bad when a team like Phoenix is selling tickets for $20, and Tampa Bay selling 200 season tickets for $200 and here we are paying that much just to print out our stubs. I understand this year that they couldn’t get those printed cause of the uncertainty of the season but for next year why should I be subjected to pay for something like that, and why take that away from your season ticket holders??

  • http://twitter.com/IllegalCurve Illegal Curve Hockey

    Justin as I’m sure you heard on here, Jim Ludlow has said TN will remove all fees for printing and forwarding tickets moving forward.

    The impression I got from his press conference was that TN would consider printing up commemorative tickets for a fee, but again it did not sound like it was yet an option. We can look into this for you.

  • http://twitter.com/bonedidly Justin Michael

    Thanks guys.. Just for clarification purposes, when I say print out our ticket stubs I am referring to the Actual real ticket itself that they gave out last year to all the season ticket holders with the sweet logo designs on it and that you could put inside your ticket lanyard..

    When I went to Green Bay last year to watch a game, part of my memory from that game is awesome ticket stub, and it shows they put in a lot of time marketing their brand to make themselves look good and very authentic.

    I would be open to option where season ticket holders can have the option to choose if they go paperless and use online services of forwarding etc for free OR get the real authentic tickets made up but if you wanted to use the online services you got charged the admin fees.. Maybe even offer a 5% discount for ppl who want to go paperless? Maybe I am in the minority but thats just how I feel.

    Keep up the great work guys!