Note: We have hit day 12 of Jets training camp. We will likely see some training camp moves today (Update: Nine players were re-assigned) as coach Maurice has indicated he would like to get his training camp down to more manageable numbers. Team won’t have an on-ice skate today after playing four games in the last five days.
Note II: With Moose training camp on day 2 they will likely be bolstered by a bunch of players sent down by the Jets. As always keep it locked to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter| Facebook | Instagram for any and all Jets and Moose news.
Afternoon Jets news:
London Free Press: Jack Roslovic unlikely to come back from Manitoba Moose. He has that rare opportunity for a prospect to play with either the Moose in the AHL or with the Knights in the OHL. Article includes a quote from Roslovic’s agent.
CSN New England: Trouba would help the Bruins but is he worth the cost? Seems to be the same cast of characters (or in this instance) teams that are circling the wagon.
Today’s Slapshot: Darren Dreger elaborates on Red Wings’ interest in Trouba. More tidbits for what is becoming the never ending saga.
Sportsnet: Ranking the top 20 right wingers in the NHL, by the numbers. Jets captain Blake Wheeler cracks the top five.
USA Today: NHL point predictions. Kevin Allen has the Jets on the outside looking in this year feeling that the team still requires some seasoning. He does see Laine as a Calder contender.
Winnipeg Sun: Connor nets second Jets game-winner. He’s played three games and has three goals and as Ken points out two of those are game winners. He certainly looked like he had some speed to burn on the ice last night.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets goalies not making decisions easy for management. Ted talks to the coach and the players in this piece on the battle for spots in goaltending rotation. I also looked into this from a statistical perspective.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets power play firing on all cylinders. Winnipeg have certainly shocked the world with their power play prowess five games into the pre-season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Time for Jets to start making cuts and stocking AHL Moose. (Paywall). The bubble players will soon learn if they were able to impress the Jets brass.
Winnipeg Free Press: Pre-season victory for Jets at home with 4-2 win over Senators. (Paywall). Breakdown of the game from Scott.
Winnipeg Free Press: Copp must master art of the draw. (Paywall). Sometimes even young players have to reinvent themselves to fulfill a different role on a team. Especially if it can be the difference between playing on the NHL squad vs. AHL group.
Winnipeg Free Press: Morrissey shining brightest among Jets young stars. (Paywall) (Video). Free Press sports editor Steve Lyons and columnist Paul Wiecek breakdown the Winnipeg Jets thus far in training camp.
Sportsnet: Ranking the top 20 centres in the NHL, by the numbers. Lucky #13 for Mark Scheifele.
USA Today: 10 NHL Storylines. Jets and Trouba are number four on this list.
Illegal Curve: Which goalies should kick off the season for the Winnipeg Jets? A look at the numbers from last season and all the questions that have arisen during training camp as to who we may see as the goalie duo to start the year.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Paul Wiecek of the Winnipeg Free Press joins Hustler & Lawless to discuss what the Jets should do for goaltending between Ondrej Pavelec, Michael Hutchinson, & Connor Hellebuyck.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Micah Blake McCurdy of HockeyViz joins Hustler & Lawless to discuss his season predictions. McCurdy explains how he arrived at his conclusions, and expects the Central Division to be highly competitive.
Jets 4 Senators 2:
Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice post-game scrum. Topics include – Update on Drew Stafford? Take anything different from tonight’s game? Thoughts on Copp on the wing? Has Kyle Connor done anything he hasn’t expected to see? Would he consider Kyle Connor for a 3rd line role, does he have to be top six or is it AHL? What does it mean to add that kind of element (finishing ability) to the lineup? What’s a manageable number as they get into the last few games? Dano and Petan filling in for Stafford and his thoughts on their game.
Illegal Curve: Manitoba Moose release Training Camp Roster and Schedule. There will likely be more players joining the Moose as coach Maurice indicated he would like to get down to a more manageable number in the Jets training camp.