Note: Game two of the five game home stand has the Jets up against Manitoban Travis Hamonic and his New York Islanders teammates tonight with a 7 pm puck drop.
Note II: The Moose will travel today to Texas where they will play a couple of games this weekend.
Note III: World Cup of Hockey reveal day was yesterday and four Jets players were selected for three teams in this eight team tournament. Team USA (Wheeler and Byfuglien). Team North America (Hellebuyck). Czech Republic (Pavelec).
Winnipeg Free Press: World Cup gives Jets’ best a chance to shine on international stage. (Paywall). Are fans pumped for this tournament? They will have a chance to watch at least four and possibly seven of their Jets playing on this stage.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets’ young guns ready to step up. (Paywall). Players like Scheifele and Trouba have already begun to step up their roles on the team and that will only increase in the future.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets practice quick, simple. (Paywall). Sometimes simple is better.
Winnipeg Sun: World Cup goalie Pavelec has a contract and expects to be back in net for Jets next season. It will be interesting to see what happens with the goalie conundrum next year.
CBC: Things to watch as the red hot NY Islanders land in Winnipeg. Includes 1) Rookie fire power. 2) Arrested Development. 3) Hamonic homecoming. 4) Talented Tavares. 5) World Cup bound.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. The guys discuss whether Joel Armia is a part of the future for the Winnipeg Jets.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Manitoba Moose goaltender Connor Hellebuyck joins Hustler & Lawless after being named to the initial roster for the World Cup of Hockey. Hellebuyck discusses how the idea of being named to the so-called “Young Guns” roster hadn’t entered his head until just days before being named.
Illegal Curve: Coach Paul Maurice scrum. Is there anything that stood out from last night or were there some teaching moments for this group? Where is the confidence of Joel Armia coming from? Was he in any trouble for the penalty he took in the 2nd period? Can it be a boost to players being named to World Cup rosters? Trying to match his young guys up against elite players? When will Dano start to feel comfortable? Is he planning on doing anything to discourage penalties? What kind of year does he feel Pavelec is having? Is the biggest difference between this year and last year is the goaltending? What kind of benefit can the World Cup have?
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Big Show. The Winnipeg Jets dropped another tight one at the MTS Centre in a 3-2 defeat to the Florida Panthers and Voice of the Jets Dennis Beyak dropped by to break down the loss including more impressive performances from the youngsters and why finishing off teams is the next step in the maturation process.