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Latest Jets news.

Note:  Busy way to end August as the Jets spent Wednesday announcing Blake Wheeler as the new captain and Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien as alternates.

Jets news:

Metro News:  Jets choose right by naming Wheeler captain.  Hustler offers up his take on yesterday’s announcement.

National Post:  Wheeler could be poised for standout season: ‘It’s all kind of coming together’.  There will be a lot of eyes on #26 this upcoming season which could be a good thing for players like Laine, Connor and even Ehlers.

Winnipeg Sun:  Wheeler named Jets captain.  There really only seemed to be one choice for the job.  Ken offers up this take on the new captain.

Winnipeg Sun:  Straight As – Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele have elevated their games.  Really quite the contrast between the two alternate captains that were selected along with the new captain.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Giving Wheeler the C a predictable, but bold, move for Jets (Paywall).  Good column from Paul on what fans can expect from Wheeler as captain.

Coach Maurice, Blake Wheeler and GM Cheveldayoff

Sportsnet:  Blake Wheeler on Tim & Sid (video).  New Jets captain Blake Wheeler joins the show to discuss what it means to him to become captain, his expectations for next year and the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

Sportsnet:  Wheeler learned how to be a captain from Ladd and Chara.  Wheeler tells Sean Reynolds he wants to earn the respect of his teammates and coaches, and says he learned the right way to be captain under Andrew Ladd and Zdeno Chara.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Tim Campbell discusses the new Winnipeg Jets leadership group which includes Blake Wheeler as captain and Mark Scheifele/Dustin Byfuglien as alternates.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Donvito Roundtable.  Jets analyst Shane Hnidy discusses the new Winnipeg Jets captain and what makes a good leader in the NHL.

Illegal Curve:  Scheifele and Byfuglien conference call on being named Jets alternate captains.  Hear from the two alternate captains who were named yesterday and spoke to us about the honour/honor of receiving the letter.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Paul Maurice scrum.  The Jets bench boss is quite effusive in his praise for Wheeler, Scheifele and Byfuglien.

Illegal Curve:  GM Kevin Cheveldayoff scrum.  The GM offers up his thoughts on the changes his organization made yesterday.

Illegal Curve:  Blake Wheeler scrum.  Hear from the newest captain in the organization.