Note: The Jets are down to their final RFA as they signed Eric Comrie to a one-year deal on Thursday which leaves Josh Morrissey as the sole remaining restricted free agent.
Note II: The Young Stars tournament gets underway today in Penticton. The Jets prospects will play tonight and on Sunday. Here is the roster.
Note III: We return to three hours of hockey talk on tomorrow’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
Winnipeg Free Press: Finnish prospect has optional escape hatch if he doesn’t make team. (Paywall). Will he stay or will he go?
Winnipeg Free Press: Leaner, lighter Laine eager to start season after dropping 14 pounds. (Paywall). Add some more speed to all his other attributes.
Winnipeg Sun: Comrie re-signs with Jets, no word on Morrissey. Suspect it won’t be much longer but the big question remains length of term.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Laine leaner, hungry for more. Wonder how that will impact the velocity of his shot.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Blake Wheeler’s contract extension is a bet that winning cures all ailments. (Paywall). Murat looks at the big extension.
Jets goalie Eric Comrie joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed his new contract, his goals for the season, his off-season training, the new goalie equipment and his fantasy football team.
TSN 1290’s Brian Munz joined Hustler and Rick on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the Winnipeg Jets informal skate at the IcePlex, Patrik Laine’s change in off-season training, what to expect from Kristian Vesalainen in training camp and how the Jets lines may look on opening day.