The Telegram: King, Slaney sign AHL contracts. I like the idea of developing local talent for the team. Guys have a lot of pride playing for a hometown (province or region) team.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets sign three to AHL contracts. True North is doing what they did with the Moose, building a strong AHL franchise, which luckily enough they now get to use as their resource, instead of developing talent for another organization.
Winnipeg Free Press: 2 Sports Guys eye comeback. Another returnee from the Jets 1.0 are these two ahead of their time cousins from Steinbach. Do IC readers remember these two? If so, would you like to hear them return?
More Jets news about Zherdev as well as news from ‘Around the NHL’ including the Isles moving on and Blackhawks sign Sharp for another 5 years.
Winnipeg Free Press: Russian winger Zherdev opts to join Moscow based team. It appears that the Jets are sticking with character rules for this squad. No reclamation projects for the coaching staff. Speaking of staff, Ed Tait is reporting that the Jets have hired a new scout.
Around the NHL:
New York Post: Isles moving on. What must be really disappointing for the Islanders organization is that they appear to be turning a corner in terms of on ice talent.
Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks keep Patrick Sharp in their future with 5 year extension. A solid player that will hopefully for the Hawks continue to increase his production for years to come.