Note: After taking off last week the guys are back on the air with a recap of the Heritage Classic jersey/roster reveal as well as a look around the NHL on TSN 1290 Winnipeg beginning at 9 am. Tune in here.
The Hockey News: Jets pick Erik Foley is turning heads with Team USA. While we usually think of August as a quiet time (exception being the Heritage Classic news), over in Michigan they are playing the National Junior Evaluation Camp (NJEC) and the Jets pick in the 3rd round (78th overall) of the 2015 draft is getting noticed.
Winnipeg Free Press: Teppo, Teemu to suit up for alums. (Paywall). For those fans who still fondly recall the glory days (of sorts) from the Jets 1.0 years plenty of names on that alumni roster to make you wax poetic.
Winnipeg Free Press: Players abuzz over Heritage Classic. (Paywall). Blake Wheeler and Cam Talbot spoke about what it will mean to play in the game and both sound quite happy that they will be playing in October.
Winnipeg Free Press: Trouba’s trouble? He’s the right man for the wrong side. (Paywall). Former NHLer Scott Campbell provides his insight into the situation.
Winnipeg Sun: Back to the future for Jets. Paying homeage to the very beginning of the franchise.
Winnipeg Sun: Fans approve of new jerseys. Some fans react to the new unis.
Metro news: Will Blake Wheeler be the next captain of the Winnipeg Jets? There is a good chance we see a ‘C’ on that jersey by the time the Heritage Classic comes around in October.
Illegal Curve: A close-up of the Winnipeg Jets Heritage Classic uniform. For those of you who weren’t able to make it to Portage and Main for the jersey reveal we get up close and personal with Blake Wheeler. Also includes details on the uniforms development.
Illegal Curve: Alumni rosters revealed. Began with some good natured joking between Kevin Lowe and Dale Hawerchuk before they got down to business and released some (not all) of the players who will be playing in the alumni game.
NHL.com: Inside look at the Winnipeg Jets. This link comprises three articles as the Jets were featured in the 30 in 30 on NHL.com which include 1) Hope takes flight thanks to Mark Scheifele’s commitment, Patrik Laine’s arrival. 2) Reasons for optimism, questions facing Jets and 3) Jets fantasy outlook.
ESPN: Most likely worst-to-first teams in 2016-17. (Paywall). Do the Jets have enough firepower to make that jump?
Heritage Classic audio:
Illegal Curve: Mark Chipman. He shared his thoughts on the day’s events, what excites him about the Heritage Classic, the importance of doing the announcement at Portage and Main, who he is excited to see on the Alumni roster, his initial thoughts on the new uniforms, his input and how long it took.
Illegal Curve: Blake Wheeler. He spoke about his off season, the new uniforms, excitement about the upcoming season, potential to be named captain and more.
Illegal Curve: Dale Hawerchuk. He spoke about selecting the alumni team, guys he wanted to play who couldn’t make it, training, a star studded Oilers lineup, ice time and enjoying the Heritage Classic process.