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Latest Winnipeg Jets news.

Note:  Jets training camp kicks off with the on ice portion for the players today after yesterday’s medicals.  53 players will be hitting the ice for Winnipeg including Bryan Little who was the recipient of a six year contract extension on Thursday.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets ink Little to six-year extension.  Lots of folks are happy keeping the underrated centre under contract with Winnipeg although the term has some folks concerned with the total length of it.

Winnipeg Sun:  Laine ready for 2nd NHL season.  Another year older as the sniper enters his sophomore season in the NHL and expectations continue to rise for the Finnish sniper.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Chevy’s moves make Jets a playoff team.  (Paywall).  Former NHLer turned scribe Scott Campbell chimes in with a look back at the summer moves that in his mind have helped move the Jets from the outside to the inside of the playoff line.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Little signed, defencemen healthy and Cheveldayoff relieved.  (Paywall).  Mike gives you an update on all the latest happenings in Jetsland.

TSN:  Jets could experiment with loaded top line.  (Video).  Despite scoring 36 goals last season, what does Patrik Laine need to improve upon? Craig Button explains, while Pierre LeBrun says the Jets might experiment with Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine and Blake Wheeler as their top line.

TSN:  The Next Step – Patrik Laine.  (Video).  Craig Button explains that despite Patrik Laine’s lethal release and ability to find and take open ice, he can still improve and refine certain parts of his game.

Sportsnet:  Training camp storylines for the seven Canadian teams.  With the Jets (at the end of the article) the focus is on what Kyle Connor can do for the team this season and the second storyline is the Jets goaltending.

The Hockey News:  Little extension helps Jets take big steps towards winning.  He could be a critical piece of the puzzle if the Jets are to get to that next stage.

Metro News:  Expectations higher than ever for Winnipeg Jets as training camp begins.  A look at the improved goaltending, more defensive depth, draft and develop payoff and Patrik Laine.

Jets audio:

Centre Bryan Little joined the Afternoon Ride after signing a six-year contract extension. Little explains the considerations that went into staying in Winnipeg rather than testing free agency, the tenor and ease of the negotiations, and where he sees the Winnipeg Jets going in the upcoming season.

TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin joined the Afternoon Ride to discuss the Bryan Little contract extension, how Little should be past the worst of his long-term injuries, and how the Winnipeg Jets are well-constructed after making a commitment to younger players.

TSN Hockey Analyst Craig Button spoke to Kevin Olszewski about Bryan Little’s contract extension and the expectation for the Jets this season.