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Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  Jets superfan Len ‘Kroppy’ Kropioski passes away at age of 98.  Sad news broke last night on twitter as fan favourite Kroppy passed away in the afternoon.

Afternoon Jets links:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Patrik Laine drawing plenty of attention at World Cup — on and off the ice.  (Paywall).  Get to know the Jets first pick in 2016 as Paul goes one on one with him in Washington.  Includes some insight from Teemu Selanne.

Winnipeg Sun:  ‘We’ve definitely lost one of our best fans’.  Jets players react to the loss of Len Kropioski.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Skill to left of him, talent to right, Little in middle with whom?  (Paywall).  It will be interesting to see who coach Maurice will play on the wing with Bryan Little.

Little up close

Winnipeg Sun:  Laine tops latest Jets’ prospect list.  Long read from Ken on the Jets prospect depth.

Sportsnet:  Laine gets Finland on the board.  (video).  If you’re a Winnipeg Jets fan, you should be excited. Watch as second overall draft pick Patrick Laine goes bar down on a seeing-eye shot to finally snap the goose egg for the Finns in a pre-tournament game against the USA.

Global News:  Jets partner with symphony to create ‘epic’ season opener.  Wonder if I am going to need a monocle for the game?  Kidding, of course.  It will certainly be unique to hear what they can get done for the game.

Yahoo Sports (Puck Daddy):  Patrik Laine doesn’t care if you don’t think he’s great.  He pretty much already has everyone in the Postage Stamp Province believing he is great.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Stephen Whyno of Associated Press joins Hustler & Lawless to discuss Team USA’s training camp ahead of the World Cup of Hockey. Whyno says coach John Torotorella could use Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien in an impactful role in the forward ranks, and could be getting needed speed from Blake Wheeler.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Donvito Roundtable.  Shane Hnidy joins Rick Ralph and discusses the upcoming YoungStars Tournament in Penticton, and Dustin Byfuglien’s move to forward for Team USA at the pre-tournament game vs. Finland.

Moose news:

Official Manitoba site:  Putting the ‘R’ in Czuczman.  Mitch catches up with one of the newest members of the Manitoba Moose to give you some insight into this new player.