Say goodbye to the usual scrums that would typically follow a day of training camp and say hello to Zoom calls which is how interviews will be conducted during the re-started summer NHL quest for the Stanley Cup.
For the first time in some time hear from Jets head coach Paul Maurice who spoke following the on-ice sessions that were held out at the IcePlex.
Scrum Topics: Status of Bryan Little. Discussion of injuries during these playoffs. How he feels with the process underway. How much difficulty would the protocols add to everything else he is dealing with? How does he approach this training camp? Will he skate his group everyday? What the Jets can do now vs what they were capable of doing in October/November of 2019. Will they be able to be more aggressive considering their top-four D men? How does he approach preparing for the series with the Flames considering how much time they’ve had? How big a factor is familiarity when he is putting his lines back together? Can he quantify what Bryan Little’s absence means to the Jets. Did any Jets players opt out? What makes the NHL re-start a good idea? What did he see from his players in terms of their readiness to get going again. How difficult is it to walk the line from pushing guys hard and pushing guys too hard? How does his philosophy change between a five game series and a seven game series? Is the mental just as important as the physical side of things? What are his thoughts about playing an exhibition game?