Note: The day you’ve been waiting for since the final buzzer sounded 136 days ago to eliminate the Jets in the Western Conference Final is finally here as the 2018-19 NHL season gets underway this evening. While Winnipeg won’t play until tomorrow night in St. Louis we do know the entire 23 man roster after the team re-assigned Logan Stanley and Tucker Poolman, as well as designated Nic Petan as a non-roster player on Tuesday. For now you will have to settle with the Jets scheduled practice at the IcePlex at 11 am before they head to Missouri.
Note II: Tonight is the Season Premiere of NHL This Week on TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg as the guys will kick off the NHL regular season by going division by division, team by team with our Annual Season Preview Show. Guests: Murat Ates and Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic and Kevin Allen of USA Today. Tune in starting at 7 pm CT for three hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL hockey talk.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Ken looks at: 1) Scheifele says talk is cheap. 2) Consistency key for Jets. 3) What’s in store for fourth line?
Winnipeg Sun: Jets sniper can win first goal-scoring title. Lots of folks are predicting the Jets sniper will hit the 50 goal plateau this season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets expect to fly above the lofty altitude they reached last spring. (Paywall). In this one Mike and Jason aka Dump and Chase look at 1) Five things that need to go right. 2) Five things to guard against. 3) Five players on the hot seat. 4) Five looming milestones. 5) Five keys days on the calendar.
Winnipeg Free Press: Myers’ value to the Jets? Well, it’s complicated. (Paywall). Some love him, others don’t and Andrew takes a look at the numbers to help clear up what you get with the tall defenceman.
TSN: There’s room for Laine’s goal totals to grow. An interesting look at who Laine has had the most success with in the past.
Global News: Jets season will be ‘long road back’ from 2018 Stanley cup run. It really must be a daunting task to know that you have to grind out another full season before you get to test your mettle once again in the playoffs but that is exactly where the Jets find themselves.
CBC: Jets getting major U.S. TV exposure this season. With plenty of American players and some of the top players in the game it does make sense for the Jets to earn a bit more TV time.
The Hockey News: Another weapon in Winnipeg’s arsenal – Jack Roslovic. (Paywall). A deep dive into the 2015 1st rounder.
TSN: Maurice hopes the defence can continue to be great. Jets head coach Paul Maurice joins TSN Hockey’s James Duthie to talk about how last year’s playoffs has helped the team get ready for this season. Maurice also explains that he hopes the defence can take some pressure off Vezina finalist Connor Hellebuyck.
TSN: Hellebuyck confident Jets will use experience gained to build off last season. Coming off a 44-win season, Connor Hellebuyck joins Kate Beirness to discuss his goals for the new season, what the Jets need to do to get over the hurdle and make their first ever Stanley Cup finals, where his confidence comes from and more.
TSN: Can Hellebuyck continue to be the Jets’ backbone? Can Connor Hellebuyck once again be the backbone of the Jets? Does Winnipeg have any weaknesses they need to worry about? The TSN Hockey panel looks ahead to a season full of promise for the Jets.
Sportsnet: Scheifele & Jets won’t have it easy in tough Central Division. Mark Scheifele joins Tim and Sid about trying to get to another level on the ice, wanting to play until he is forty and trying to help the Winnipeg Jets lift the Stanley Cup.