Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Winnipeg Jets on January 28, 2014 — 1 Comment

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Jets news:

CBC:  30 Thoughts.  Just one mention (point #16) of Winnipeg and simply to point out what impact a coaching change could have on other losing teams.

Winnipeg Free Press:  ‘Why not us?’ Yes indeedTaking a glass half full approach the Jets have not been eliminated from post season contention so there is no reason why they shouldn’t still be considering the playoffs.  It is going to be a monumental task but it certainly isn’t impossible.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Thorlander wordsChris Thorburn…model?  Apparently the rugged winger doesn’t have a problem showing us his best Zoolander pose.

Winnipeg Sun:  Wheeler Jets’ go-to guyHe has been sensational for the Jets and he is using all his attributes to the benefit of the team.
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Winnipeg Sun:  Ken’s NotebookKen opens up his notes to give you his insight into the Jets improbable win over the Hawks and other thoughtsHope you set aside some time because this is a long read but well worth it to be brought up to speed on this team.

NHL.com:  Five Questions – Jets’ Maurice finds immediate successDan Rosen turns to the Jets new coach and asks him five questions including; 1). What has been your biggest adjustment with this team? 2). How has that hectic schedule and lack of practice time affected the implementation of your systems and coaching vocabulary? 3). You get outshot 27-6 through two periods in Chicago yet you still come away with a 3-1 win. What did you learn about your team Sunday? 4). Is Dustin Byfuglien a forward or a defenseman, and do you think it has to be defined for him? and 5). What have you seen from your two young players, Jacob Trouba and Mark Scheifele, and how have you gotten to know their games so far?

Sportsnet:  Hockey Central at Noon (video).  The guys discuss the impact made by coach Paul Maurice and then the talk turns to potential moves to be made by GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.

Sportsnet:  HC Trade Tracker: Andrew Ladd (video).  I think there is zero chance the Jets are trading the captain away but here are Brian Lawton and Nick Kypreos speculating about same.

Predators news:

The Tennessean:  Predators free agents proving more fizzle than sizzleA look at some of the moves the team made and how they have worked (or in some cases) haven’t worked for the team.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Trotz knows all about challengesManitoba native Barry Trotz gives some insight into the current and former Jets bench boss.

Winnipeg Free Press:  He’s growing by the minutesThe Preds scored when this young prospect fell to fourth in the draft and you can bet they will do whatever it takes to ensure Jones develops properly.

  • Tennis Newz

    That Sportsnet video is a moronic waste of time. There’s no way the Jets would get enough return for him and the Canucks, who are on their way down and need new players coming up so they don’t keep dropping on coming seasons, aren’t going to trade away their top prospects. With or without Ladd they aren’t a contending team this year and the end result would still be getting bounced in the first round so there’s no benefit in them making the move. The only players Winnipeg would move Ladd for at this point are considered untouchable by other teams so unless some GM makes a completely stupid move, how is this even a rumour? Right now the Jets aren’t in a great position to make the playoffs, but some solid play and a bit of luck could still have them within 2 or 3 points of 8th by the trade deadline. The Wild still have their goalie problems, Vancouver is struggling, Phoenix keeps sliding, and Dallas looks like they could go back to dropping games. The biggest danger for the team might be being too close to the line at the trade deadline to move guys that they should be moving (Seto, Jokinen, Stuart), then still falling short and missing out on some additional draft picks.