Note: The Jets had a busy Monday which saw Marko Dano get claimed off waivers, Nic Petan added to the active roster and a busy practice which saw Brendan Lemieux join the line rushes with Jack Roslovic and Mathieu Perreault. We will have to wait until morning skate at 10:30 am (provided it isn’t an optional) to know what the lines will look like. The Jets pre-game report will get you up to speed in advance of tonight’s 7 pm contest against the Oilers.
Note II: The week of practice in preparation for the next double header continues for the Moose today as they are scheduled to hit the ice at 10 am for a practice at Bell MTS IcePlex.
The Athletic Winnipeg: It’s way too early to panic but the Winnipeg Jets need to be better. (Paywall). Although seeing folks losing their minds after five games is somewhat entertaining. Clearly this team isn’t at the same level they were at when the previous season concluded but I agree with Murat that it isn’t yet time to get super concerned.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs Oilers. Ken’s big matchup is Josh Morrissey and Jacob Trouba vs Connor McDavid. His five keys include: 1) Get back in the groove. 2) Another Little step forward. 3) Win the special-teams battle. 4) Chipping in. 5) Better puck management.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Includes: 1) Lemieux gets first crack. 2) Dano claimed by Avalanche. 3) Lamenting a missed two-on-nothing opportunity.
Edmonton Sun: Sherwood Park product Joe Morrow takes long road to Winnipeg Jets blue line. There is certainly an opportunity here in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice wary of a playoff hangover. (Paywall). As the Jets players have spoken about since last season concluded they didn’t win anything by making the Western Conference Final but it was a step in the right direction.
Winnipeg Free Press: Lemieux likely to debut against Oilers, Dano Denver-bound. (Paywall). Plenty happening on a busy Monday for Winnipeg.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How can you stop Winnipeg’s PP1? (Paywall). Watching teams try to solve the problem of Winnipeg’s PP1 will be one of the more interesting storylines surrounding the Jets this year.
Sportsnet: Maurice, Jets cautious to avoid regression like past contenders. Head coach Paul Maurice had a front row seat when his Carolina Hurricanes went to the 2002 Stanley Cup Final against Detroit, then finished dead last in the entire NHL the following year. He knows.
Sportsnet: Not yet concerned about Jets lack of scoring. NHL insider Mark Spector joins Sean Reynolds to discuss why they’re not yet concerned about the Winnipeg Jets early struggles on offence.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Jets are handling the pressure of high expectations. Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed Laurent Brossoit’s 42 save performance vs. Carolina, Marko Dano’s time with the Winnipeg Jets, the performance of the Jets second line, Dustin Byfuglien’s injury and Brendan Lemieux’s upcoming season debut.