Note: It was a wild Trade Deadline Day across the NHL although the focus for folks here was on the Jets acquisition of Paul Stastny and Joe Morrow, deals which Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff spoke about at length. Of course with all the madness and speculation of the Trade Deadline there was still plenty of news as the Jets prepared for today’s matchup with the Predators and the Jets Practice Report will bring you right up to speed. The team will have a morning skate at 10:30 am as they prepare to face their division rival at 7 pm. Stay tuned throughout the day for any and all Jets news and updates via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.
Note II: The Moose are back in action today as they will prepare for a couple of games this weekend against the Wild to close out this eight-game home stand. The team got good news yesterday when the parent club assigned Nic Petan and Tucker Poolman back to Manitoba. Today they will practice at 10 am out at the IcePlex.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs Predators. Ken’s big matchup is Connor Hellebuyck vs Pekka Rinne. His keys to the game include: 1) Welcome aborad. 2) Byfuglien on a roll. 3) Beware of the dynamic duo. 4) Turris makes impact. 5) Subban shining.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets go all in with additions of Stastny, Morrow bolsters roster. While many fans felt fine with the roster as it was they are certainly happy with this added depth for what could be a long playoff run. Ken offers his thoughts on the moves.
Winnipeg Sun: Stastny admires ‘juggernaut’ Jets. There is a lot of mutual admiration going on among all the parties involved.
Winnipeg Free Press: Eventful trade deadline causes ripples throughout organization. (Paywall). A breakdown of what these moves mean for the Jets.
Winnipeg Free Press: A franchise changing moment. (Paywall). Looks like Patrik Laine’s ‘Winnipeg is Good’ is resonating outside of the 204 and 431 area codes.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Paul Stastny is a great bet for an already-formidable Jets team. (Paywall). Murat with a deeper dive into what this addition means for an a pretty, pretty, pretty good offence.
The Athletic Winnipeg: In Central arms race with Predators, Jets make big move for Paul Stastny. (Paywall). The always informative Eric D offers up his thoughts on the addition to Winnipeg.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Stastny shipped to Jets as slumping Blues turn into sellers at trade deadline. (Survey Required). Read about the move from the perspective of someone who covers the player the Jets received in the trade yesterday.
Dallas Morning News: Nashville, Winnipeg make trades to get better while Dallas and rest of Central Division will have to catch up. Mike covers the Jets central division rival Stars and he writes about the moves from that perspective and how it impacts Dallas.
Globe and Mail: Lightning, Jets make the biggest booms on trade deadline. (Paywall). Sometimes making a ‘big’ move has unintended consequences but this is one that seems to be a good fit. We shall have to wait and see.
Sportsnet: Trade deadline signals changing of the times in Winnipeg. No more sitting on hands waiting for the supporting cast to grow up. It would appear that that time is now.
Sportsnet: Which Stanley Cup contender improved most around the NHL trade deadline? A look at which teams were able to garner attention for the moves made yesterday.
Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Practice Report. Includes some pre-skate news, practice notes, trade update, lines, player/coach audio, health updates and goalie updates.
Sportsnet: Stastny could hardly believe the Jets wanted him. Paul Stastny spoke about preparing to adjust for life in Winnipeg, why he sees them as contenders, and his shock that they wanted him in the first place.
TSN: Jets get deeper in surprising trade with Blues. He wasn’t on the TSN Hockey Insiders’ radar heading into the deadline, but Paul Stastny was moved from St. Louis to Winnipeg in a surprising trade. Sara Orlesky has more on what the acquisition of Stastny means to the Jets’ locker room.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Stastny adds to the Jets depth at centre. Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press joins Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discuss the Jets deadline acquisitions of Paul Stastny and Joe Morrow, how the Jets win over St. Louis on the weekend may have lead to the deal, Vegas’ acquisition of Tomas Tatar and the rest of the major trade deadline deals.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Stastny makes his teammates better. Murat Ates of the Athletic discusses the skills Paul Stastny brings to the Jets and the new look of the lineup with Stastny at centre.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Paul Stastny is a tremendous fit for us. Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff joins Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discuss the Jets acquisitions of Paul Stastny and Joe Morrow at the trade deadline and how the deals came together.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Paul Stastny is one of the league’s premier passers. Hockey analyst Mike Kelly spoke with Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph about the Jets addition of Paul Stastny.
Illegal Curve: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff trade deadline day presser. Scrum topics included – Thoughts on today’s deadline. How different was this year compared to years past? Walking through the Stastny deal. How did he keep it so quiet? On pursuing Stastny when he was a free agent. Is he a guy who he can see as more than a rental? What does Joe Morrow bring to the organization? If he was going to make an add is it accurate that they were targeting a centre? On the difficulty parting with a 1st round pick and a prospect Erik Foley. Was there a lot of interest in some of the Jets “untouchable” prospects? Was Wheeler’s role significant in getting Stastny? Was he in on Brassard? How surprised was he to get a text from Blues GM considering they are division rivals? Would it be fair to characterize the Stastny plan as his plan B? On the label being known as a conservative GM? Did he some of the teams out there making moves to prevent the Jets from acquiring talent? Did he use Blake Wheeler as a pitch man? What is the message he is giving his team with these moves? Is this Jets team ahead of schedule? On whether any players would not waive a no-trade to come to Winnipeg. Are they paper moves for Petan/Poolman?
NHL This Week Replay:
Topics: Winnipeg Jets acquire Paul Stastny and Joe Morrow, Central Division Trade Deadline Recap, Pacific Division Trade Deadline Recap, Atlantic Division Trade Deadline Recap, Metropolitan Division Trade Deadline Recap.
Guests: Josh Green (Former NHLer, TSN 1290 Analyst), Paul Gackle (San Jose Sharks reporter for Bay Area News Group).
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