Note: The day fans have been waiting all summer for has finally arrived as the Winnipeg Jets officially kick off 2018-19 training camp today with on-ice testing starting with Group A at 10 AM and Group B at 12 pm. Tonight the Jets will be revealing their third jersey that will be worn this season. An image was leaked yesterday that wasn’t exactly awe inducing and it will be interesting to see what they reveal tonight at the season ticket portion of Fan Forum which kicks off at 7:30 pm.
Note II: Of course the excitement of a new season beginning is tempered by the reality that RFA defenceman Josh Morrissey remains unsigned. It will be interesting to see if this drags out or ends in the near future as many expect.
Note III: Tomorrow’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show will be live and on location at Bell MTS IcePlex as we kick off three hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL hockey talk on TSN Radio 1290. If you are at the IcePlex tomorrow morning come by and say hello!
Winnipeg Free Press: Compelling story lines to watch as Winnipeg Jets open their eighth training camp. (Paywall). Mike and Jason dig deep ahead of the start of camp and look at the following story lines: 1) Morrissey saga. 2) Great expectations. 3) Centre of attention. 4) Job openings. 5) Buff’s buddy. 6) Connor’s creasemate. 7) Leaner Laine. 8) Follow the leader. 9) Eight young players to watch.
Winnipeg Free Press: Internet might have offered sneak peek at new Jets jersey. (Paywall). As I indicated above the reaction from fans was less than enthused.
Winnipeg Sun: Bridge or long-term? That remains the question for Jets D-man Morrissey. Considering the Jets depth (or lack thereof) on the left side it would appear that the Alberta native is in the driver’s seat right now.
Winnipeg Sun: Five things to watch as Jets open training camp. Ken is looking at the following five topics including: 1) Who is no 2? 2) Who replaces Stastny? 3) The Trouba factor. 4) Who is riding shotgun with Byfuglien? 5) Where does Vesalainen fit?
Global News: Few jobs up for grabs as Jets get set to open up training camp. A sign of a team that has come of age is the lack of spots for the next wave of players.
Jets on TSN analyst Kevin Sawyer joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the Winnipeg Jets outlook for the upcoming season, the higher expectations on the team and the competition for roster spots at training camp.
Jets forward Mathieu Perreault joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed his off-season training, the expectations for the upcoming season, where he might play in the lineup and what the Jets learned from last year’s playoff run.