Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: How did you enjoy your Canada Day/Free Agency Frenzy? It was a very busy day for the Jets organization as they added five new faces ( Steve Mason | Dmitry Kulikov | Michael Sgarbossa| Buddy Robinson | Cameron Schilling).
Illegal Curve: A look at some of the players leaving the Winnipeg Jets & Manitoba Moose. While the team added players a number of familiar faces will be leaving town. Post includes contracts, new teams and when they will be facing their old team again.
NHL.com: Mason hoping to help the Jets take the next step. Fans will be happy with the ‘win now’ and ‘playoff’ talk that they are hearing from this organization.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets touch all bases in free agency. Ken brings you up to speed on everything that happened with the home team.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets get goalie and D-man early in free agency. This team had some very specific needs and addressed them right away.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets add veteran goaltender Mason, defenceman Kulikov. (Paywall). Jason gives his thoughts on the additions the team made on the first day of free agency.
In Goal Magazine: Mason signs in Winnipeg. Always good to get the insight of those who study goalies.
The Hockey News: Jets spend big to land Kulikov, and deal has serious boom-or-bust potential. Lots of chortling about this signing after the season he had in Buffalo last year. Will he be able to prove the doubters wrong? We shall find out.
TSN: Will Mason be a good mentor for Hellebuyck? (Video). Will the signing of veteran goalie Steve Mason cause friction in the Jets’ locker room? Will he be a good mentor for Connor Hellebuyck? Jamie McLennan, Dave Poulin and Aaron Ward weigh in.
Sportsnet: Likely best Jets free agency day since return to NHL. (Video). Sean Reynolds reports from Winnipeg where the Jets have had their best free agency day since their return to the league.
Illegal Curve: Kevin Cheveldayoff’s free agency frenzy scrum. The Jets general manager spoke for close to twenty minutes on Saturday as he spoke about addressing his team’s need, the goalie situation, the influence of Wheeler/Scheifele and a lot more.
Illegal Curve: A chat with Kevin Woodley of In Goal Magazine/NHL.com. We spoke with the goalie expert about the current situation in Winnipeg and what it means for Steve Mason, Connor Hellebuyck and Eric Comrie.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Guests: Ken Wiebe (Winnipeg Sun), Jonas Seigel (Canadian Press) and Kevin Woodley (NHL.com & In Goal Magazine).
To listen click here.