Note: The Jets prospects bounced back on Sunday with a 2-1 defeat of the Habs prospects in the second game of the Rookie Showcase. Tonight they will have a chance for revenge against the Senators prospects who beat them down 8-1 on Friday night as they close out the tournament tonight in Belleville. Puck drop is at 6 pm and here is our game preview with lines, D pairs and starting goalie.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Chevy not sweating Laine, Connor deals — yet. Paul chatted with the Jets GM in Belleville one-on-one for 11 minutes on a number of topics.
Sportsnet: Three biggest questions facing the Winnipeg Jets entering training camp. To the surprise of nobody those questions are: 1) Will both Laine and Connor eventually return to the fold? 2) How will the team compensate for the loss of Jacob Trouba and Tyler Myers? 3) Can Connor Hellebuyck rebound?
The Athletic: Josh Morrissey’s increasingly crucial role with Jets next step on his climb toward the top. (Paywall). I’ve been on this train since the beginning as I saw a kid who both on and off the ice was exactly the type of player this organization would want from the start of his career to the end.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets rookies ride Outhouse to win over Habs. Paul Friesen recaps the action from Ontario.
Montreal Gazette: Jets soar to win over tired Canadiens in rookie tourney. A look at the game from the perspective of someone who covers the Habs.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Opportunity cost and a way for Winnipeg to exploit the ongoing Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine negotiations. (Paywall). On the heels of the Hurricanes signing Jake Gardiner, Murat offers up his thoughts on how the Jets can make moves similar to Carolina in order to come out ahead.
Winnipeg Free Press: McClennon, Savoie spark Ice to first pre-season win. (Paywall). The first win for the Winnipeg Ice took place on Saturday night in Portage.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Topics: Mark Scheifele’s comments about playing with Blake Wheeler, Trying to predict the Jets forward line combinations for the upcoming season, The unknown defence pairings heading into Training Camp, Jets and Josh Morrissey have discussed a contract extension, Eric Comrie signs a two year deal with the Jets
Guests: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press) starts at 29:00, David Alter (TSN.ca) starts at 1:01:59.
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Can Kyle Connor be the driver of a forward line, Clayton Keller’s eight-year contract extension with the Coyotes, Jake Gardiner signs a four-year contract with the Hurricanes, Joe Thornton signs a one-year deal with San Jose, Andrei Vasilevskiy says the Tampa Bay Lightning got too comfortable last season
Guests: Cory Lavalette (covers the Carolina Hurricanes for the North State Journal) starts at 20:30 and Catherine Silverman (InGoal Magazine) starts at 43:10.
To listen to part 2 click here.
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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