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Winnipeg Sun: Appleton couldn’t pass up pro opportunity. Having been named as the Michigan State Spartans captain for this upcoming season I was surprised when the news broke that he would be coming to Winnipeg instead of East Lansing this season.
Winnipeg Sun: Harkins ready for prime time. A very intensely focused young man who is really set on his game reaching that next level.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets prospects schooled by Vancouver’s up-and-comers. (Paywall). Time to panic?
Winnipeg Free Press: Comrie ready to take next step. (Paywall). Count me as someone who sees his best option as another season in the AHL.
Winnipeg Free Press: Bigger, stronger Kyle Connor wants to stick — and stay — with Jets this season. (Paywall). I watched every AHL game he played (at home) last season and can tell you the jump in his play during the second half was incredible. I wouldn’t be surprised if he stays up with Winnipeg this season.
Sportsnet: Jets season preview. Usual pre season examination of this Jets team.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Jets have the talent of a playoff team. TSN Hockey Analyst Mike Johnson spoke to Kevin Olszewski about the extensions for Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and Head Coach Paul Maurice. Johnson also discusses his expectations for the Winnipeg Jets this season.
TSN: Have off-season changes made the Jets a playoff team? Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff sits down with Bob McKenzie to discuss the team’s outlook for the upcoming season, whether he believes they’re a playoff team and what changes they’ve made that make them a better team heading into the upcoming season.