Winnipeg Sun: The good, the bad and the ugly of Jets’ GM Kevin Cheveldayoff’s five years at the helm. This feature is part one of three they will be running between now and Monday. First up is Ted Wyman who asks ‘Was last season a blip on the team’s long-term development trajectory or is this season?’.
Winnipeg Free Press: If the Jets can’t sign Ladd, is it about more than money? (Paywall). Plenty in this article as Ed wonders how it all got to this point in the negotiations. He also gives five takes including: 1) Reality setting in. 2) PP and PK changes. 3) Hat trick hats. 4) Hat trick history and 5) Lighter moment.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ playoff hopes pinned on Hellebuyck. Can this Jets team go on a run? If so Ken writes then a fair amount of the responsibility will fall on the shoulders of their rookie goalie. Of course we haven’t even gone down the path of what happens when Ondrej Pavelec is healthy….
Winnipeg Sun: Ken’s Notebook. Includes play of Byfuglien, chemistry between Scheifele/Ehlers/Wheeler, Barkov contract as comparable for Scheifele, Lowry’s mystery injury and around the glass.
Sportsnet: Five potential trade destinations for Jets’ Andrew Ladd. If this happens I have a hard time seeing him being dealt to a central team.
NESN: Eyeing ‘Serious Run’ at keeping Dustin Byfuglien. Lots of eyes are turned towards Winnipeg right now.
The Score: Panthers, Canucks potential suitors if Andrew Ladd goes on trading block. Vancouver is a new team in the mix.
TSN: Statistically Speaking – Ehlers heating up. Pretty easy recipe. Add one dynamic winger to a line with another dynamic winger and a slick centre and voila.
CBC: Nik Ehlers hits high in NHL rookie season with hat trick. Talks about the reaction the rookie had to scoring three as well as the dry spell he had earlier this season.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Darren Dreger discusses how GMs across the NHL are waiting on Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to move on Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien.
NHL This Week:
Topics: Jets vs. Coyotes recap, Andrew Ladd/Jacob Trouba contract talk, Panthers sign Aleksander Barkov to a 6 year $35.4 million contract extension, Steven Stamkos and his future with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Blackhawks Sign GM Stan Bowman to a 3 year contract extension.
Guests: Dave Feschuk (Toronto Star), Craig Heisinger (Winnipeg Jets Senior Vice President & Director, Hockey Operations/ Assistant General Manager).
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