Jets (and prospective Jets) @ World Championship games:
No games today. Four of five Jets players in the tournament (Scheifele, Connor, Burmistrov and Ehlers) will play in the quarterfinals which begin tomorrow in Russia. Marko Dano and Team Slovakia are done. Additionally, Patrik Laine will also be playing so plenty to watch
Jets official site: Behind the bench – Paul Maurice. (video). Head Coach Paul Maurice talks about the off-season so far, the upcoming draft, the resolution to the Andrew Ladd situation and much more.
The Fourth Period: Jets, Hutchinson haven’t started contract talks yet. They spoke to Hutchinson’s agent who didn’t seem overly concerned that discussions haven’t yet begun.
TSN: Which Finn is the best fit for the Jets? Regardless of year my default answer was Teemu Selanne. Gary examines the question posed in the title in this article.
TSN: Examining the true value of Toronto’s first-overall pick. Travis Yost going analytical in this article which has ramifications for Leaf as well as Jets fans.
Today’s Slap Shot: GM Kevin Cheveldayoff breaks down the top-3 NHL Draft picks. Scott Powers has been all over the place with Jets news these days and this article focuses on the Jets GM breaking down the top picks for next month’s draft.
Sportsnet: Canada’s Corey Perry knees top prospect Patrik Laine. It didn’t look good for Patrik Laine’s leg or the manner in which Corey Perry took him out.
Sportsnet: Scares me that Leafs may pass on Laine for Matthews. (video). As the Auston Matthews vs. Patrik Laine debate rages on, HC at Noon’s Todd Hlushko says it’s scares him so much that the Leafs may have to pass on Patrik Laine, because he is the real deal.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Dennis Beyak joins the guys from Moscow at the IIHF World Hockey Championship, discussing the impressive performance of players like Ivan Telegin and disappointing showings from teams like Sweden.
TSN: 1st Intermission interview. Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff joins Jon Abbott and Dave Tomlinson during the first intermission of Canada’s preliminary round game vs. Finland.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Roundtable. James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail discusses the Stanley Cup Playoffs, what he expects from the Maple Leafs in the NHL Draft and what the future holds for the Winnipeg Jets. (Jets talk starts after 10 minute mark).
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Roundtable. Kyle Woodlief of The Red Line Report discusses the difference between Auston Matthews and Patrick Laine, his top ranked defenseman in this year’s NHL draft, and the depth of the first round.