Note: The 1st round of the 2019 Draft starts on Friday, June 21st in Vancouver and then Rounds 2-7 will continue on Saturday. We will be bringing you wall to wall coverage of the draft here on the website as well as on The Illegal Curve Hockey Show which will start at Noon CT on TSN 1290 Winnipeg and will continue until the end of the draft.
Note II: The Jets newest player Neal Pionk spoke to the media on a conference call yesterday afternoon and you can listen and read some of his quotes to that here.
Winnipeg Sun: More moves coming for Jets as Trouba deal just tip of iceberg. Lots of irons in the fire for the Jets writes Ken and it is a good reason to keep it locked here for all the latest news.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets looking to restock the shelves as trade back into first round provides opportunity. Ken looks back at what the Jets have done in the past in the first round.
Illegal Curve: Seven prospects the Jets could take with the 20th overall pick. With the Jets getting back their 1st round pick Ez took a look at some of the possible players they could draft this Friday.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Analyzing the Winnipeg Jets 2019-20 depth chart. (Paywall). The landscape has changed significantly with the move of Trouba and it may continue to change. Murat looks at what the Jets could have in store for themselves this coming season.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ Pionk at least wants to be in Winnipeg. Paul pens this piece on the newest member of the Jets organization.
Winnipeg Free Press: Trade a shock for Pionk, but newest Jet excited, eager to contribute. (Paywall). Mike was part of the conference call and wrote this about the new D man.
Sportsnet: Analyzing both sides of the Rangers-Jets Jacob Trouba trade. Doesn’t look great for the Jets at the moment but it will be interesting to see what the 20th overall pick turns into and if Pionk can get his groove back this season within the Jets fold.
TSN: Jets exploring Ehlers trade options. This is one of those head scratchers. While I do understand the need to add a top D man moving out a player like Ehlers seems to be a mistake. Mathieu Perreault is also on the board.
TSN: How attractive is Ehlers’ contract on the trade market? With six years left at $6 million per season, how attractive is Nikolaj Ehlers’ contract on the trade market? That’s Hockey weighs in.
TSN: Jets exploring Ehlers trade options. Frank Seravalli has the latest on the Jets’ interest in trading forward Nikolaj Ehlers.
TSN: Canadian teams could lose key players to offer sheets. Teams could potentially lose some big names come next Wednesday when other teams can begin making offers to restricted free agents. Dave Poulin breaks down the behind the scenes of what’s happening with these teams and how they can hold on to key players for next season.
Chris Peters of ESPN.com joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the players that might be available to the Winnipeg Jets at 20th overall and how the rankings vary among scouts.
Murat Ates of The Athletic joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the Jets trade of Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers, if they got enough in return, what Neal Pionk brings to the Winnipeg Jets and if the Jets should re-sign Tyler Myers.
Rick Carpinello of The Athletic joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed what Neal Pionk brings to the Winnipeg Jets, if Trouba will sign long term in New York and the rest of the Rangers off-season moves.
In the 40th episode of Ground Control Control, JetsTV’s Jamie Thomas and Mitchell Clinton recap a wild Monday night for the Jets as Jacob Trouba was traded to the Rangers in exchange for the 20th overall pick in this weekend’s Draft and blueliner, Neal Pionk. Jamie also continues his series of conversations with Winnipeg’s scouts. Today guest is Scott Scoville!
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.
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