Note: As part of the Pass It Forward program, donate used hockey gear to Perth’s Drycleaners during the month of September! They are a charitable program working to outfit deserving youth in equipment. Read more about the program here.
Note II: Lots of fans are thinking TGIF but rather than looking ahead to the weekend their focus will be on the MTS IcePlex where Winnipeg Jets training camp kicks off. For more info: Schedule | Roster.
Note III: Both the Jets and Moose released their promotional and events schedules. Plenty of giveaways this upcoming season for both the NHL and AHL squads. For more info: Winnipeg Jets | Manitoba Moose.
Winnipeg Free Press: Scoreboard will light it up if Jets don’t. You will first get to take a look at the changes at the MTS Centre when the Wild come to town next Tuesday night.
Winnipeg Sun: Time is now for Winnipeg Jets prospects to step up and win jobs. Plenty to digest in this article from Ken which talks about training camp then delves into five storylines to watch and the big position battles.
Winnipeg Sun: Ex-Jet Slater looks to Europe. Always an insightful player to speak with, Ken touched base with the long standing member of the Thrashers/Jets organization to get his reaction to not being back in Winnipeg for the upcoming season. With his departure it means there is just one member of the GST line remaining.
Winnipeg Sun: No surprises on Jets’ training camp roster. Ken takes a look at the 55 players that the Jets announced would be attending training camp.
CBC: 5 things to watch heading into Jets camp this weekend. Looking into 1) Opportunity for prospects 2) Jets or go home 3) From Russia with love 4) To Pav or not to Pav and 5) Abundance of defencemen.
Sportsnet: Contracts for Byfuglien, Ladd key concerns for Jets (video). Sean Reynolds looks at where the Jets are prepared to hit the ice with lineup questions concerning the contracts of Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler & Lawless. Head coach Paul Maurice discusses his review of the season that ended in a first-round sweep, the glut of centremen on the Jets, and the young cohort of players that have matured in the Jets system.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Rona Roundtable. Head Coach Keith McCambridge talks with Rick about the YoungStars Tournament in Penticton and what to expect at training camp this season.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Big Show. TSN’s resident scout Craig Button spoke about why Winnipeg’s decision to not sign Jiri Tlusty or Lee Stempniak is paving the way for the team’s prospects to earn a roster spot. (Jets talk begins at 3:30).