Note: Reminder that tomorrow’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg goes from 10 am until noon. Saturday’s show is dedicated to fantasy hockey & preparing you for your upcoming hockey pool. Guests: Justin Goldman (The Goalie Guild), Stephen Laidlaw (Dobber Hockey) and Pete Jensen (NHL.com Fantasy).
Note II: Today is Day 1 of the on ice portion of Jets training camp. The first session (Team White) starts at 9 am at the IcePlex and is open to the public. Team Blue hits the ice at noon. For a look at who makes up Team White and Team Blue and the rest of the times at the IcePlex click here.
Illegal Curve: Blake Wheeler given the ‘A’ by the Jets. The speedy winger will be an alternate captain along with Mark Stuart this season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice has influence, pedigree to make Winnipeg a contender. Gary talks about the power coach Maurice has this season and how that may be used to motivate this group of players.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice promises ‘an exciting, very aggressive brand of hockey’. Fans will probably appreciate that because even if your team isn’t winning you want to see effort. Nothing worse than paying good money to watch a team whose efforts shows they would rather be somewhere else.
Winnipeg Sun: Maurice has no Kane concerns, plans to play him with Scheifele and Wheeler. If you watched the Jets closely last year Kane started to trust Scheifele as the two played more and more together. It will be interesting to see if that chemistry can be resurrected this season.
Winnipeg Sun: How do Winnipeg Jets improve? It all starts with team defence. When you are a team that finished out of the playoffs for seven straight years there are always going to be areas in which you need to improve. Coach Maurice continuing his train of thought from last season seems to think that this is the area in which to really begin to make that significant change to this team.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets will be better this year says coach Maurice. Do you agree? Interestingly our non-scientific IC Poll shows that 36% of respondents think the Jets will finish 5th to 8th whereas 33% think 9th to 11th and 29% of you think 12th to 14th. We should also note 2% believe the Jets can make 1st to 4th for which I quote Jack Black from Shallow Hal “cuckoo cuckoo”.
CBC: Is Paul Maurice the answer the Winnipeg Jets are looking for? Jeff asks if the coach may be the answer and goes in-depth discussing aiming high, who we are and Mr. Fix it.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless (audio). Tim Campbell from the Winnipeg Free Press joined the guys to break down the coach Maurice presser.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Rona Roundtable (audio). Rick spoke with the Sheriff Shane Hnidy about the upcoming Jets training camp.
Illegal Curve: Coach Paul Maurice start of pre-season press conference (audio). If you want to hear the entire 32 minute press conference we have you covered. And for those who cannot listen we do have many of our tweets from the presser in the post to help give you some insight into the mindset of the Jets bench boss.