Note: Last night the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final to set up a nice little Manitoba influenced Stanley Cup Final. On the Vegas side you’ve got players Cody Eakin, Ryan Reaves, Assistant GM Kelly McCrimmon and on the Washington side you’ve got head coach Barry Trotz and defenceman Madison Bowey. Add in Vegas prospects Cody Glass, Keegan Kolesar and Vegas Golden Knights TV Color Analyst Shane Hnidy and insider Gary Lawless (lived here long enough to qualify) and it sure looks like Nevada is a hot spot for Manitobans.
The Athletic Winnipeg: A look at which Jets could stay and which could go this summer. (Paywall). Lots of work to do this summer for GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Trouba says he’s open to long-term deal. It will be interesting to see what happens with Trouba this summer.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets’ best season is Mason’s worst. (Paywall). While it was a season to remember for the Jets it was not the best season for backup goaltender Steve Mason.
Sportsnet: Jets playoff report card – Did the depth guys deliver? While school isn’t over until the end of June it was time to give out some grades.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets ran out of gas in the Conference Final. Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph in studio on the Afternoon Ride. They recapped the Winnipeg Jets season. Topics included: The Jets loss to Vegas in the Western Conference Final, which players have played their last games with the Jets and the future of the Jets RFAs
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: I love being a Winnipeg Jet. Defenceman Josh Morrissey joined the Big Show following the end of the club’s season to break down what went wrong against the Vegas Golden Knights, his relationship with Jacob Trouba as well as his upcoming RFA contract negotiations.
NHL This Week:
Topics: Jets-Golden Knights series recap, Have we seen the last of Toby Enstrom in Winnipeg, Off-season priorities for the Jets, New York Islanders hire Lou Lamoriello as President of Hockey Operations/John Tavares future, Tampa Bay Lightning/Washington Capitals Game 7.
Guests: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press), Arthur Staple (covers the New York Islanders for The Athletic New York), Sarah McLellan (Minneapolis Star Tribune).