Note: A younger Jets team dropped their game in Calgary last night 2-0 to a more veteran Flames squad which puts Winnipeg’s pre-season record at 2-2-1. Today the team announced they had reduced the roster by 13 players which puts them at 32 currently left at training camp. Skate gets underway at noon so be sure to check out the 13th day of training camp for the latest news and audio.
Note II: Former Hurricanes defenceman Justin Faulk was mentioned as a possible trade target for the Jets but that won’t happen now as he was traded to Winnipeg’s division rival St. Louis on Tuesday with Carolina getting Brandon product Joel Edmundson and prospect Dominik Bokk.
Note III: Budweiser wants to pay Canada’s biggest hockey fan $50,000 to watch every hockey game this season. The contest closes tonight at midnight. For more info click here.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Five points of focus for the Jets as Paul Maurice adapts to Winnipeg’s changing needs. (Paywall). Murat lets you know what he has observed through camp and the focal points.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets youngsters hold their own in loss to Calgary. In advance of the game when you looked at the two lineups it was understandable if you thought the Jets were going to be demolished by a more NHL experienced Flames team but they managed to hold their own. Scott has more from his spot inside the Saddledome.
Calgary Sun: Monahan, Bennett tally as Flames top Jets in exhibition. Read about the game from the perspective of a writer that covers Calgary.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets hopefuls lose to loaded Calgary lineup 2-0. (Paywall). Jason Bell recaps the action from last night’s game in Cowtown.
Winnipeg Free Press: Vesalainen struggling to find comfort zone in NHL. (Paywall). Plenty of time for him to continue his development in the AHL where the pressure for instant success will be lessened.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets poised to burst bubble for NHL hopefuls as camp enters final week. (Paywall). The Jets took longer than most other NHL squads but the time has come for them to decrease the number of players in training camp as they send some back to Europe and others to the training camp of the Manitoba Moose which got underway this week. Mike predicts the Jets roster.
Sportsnet: 5 reasons why the Winnipeg Jets could disappoint in 2019-20. Think folks around these parts will prefer yesterday’s column about the Jets but you gotta be eyes wide open so with that in mind here are Sean’s five points, namely; 1) 1. Too many “ifs”. 2) Loss of veteran leadership. 3) Second line centre situation. 4) Central rising. 5) Dressing room.
Sportsnet: 31 Thoughts. 1 (How Point contract impacts other RFAs like Laine and Connor), 2 (Point & Laine), 16 (Paul Maurice picking themes for the season), 17 (ignoring the noise), 18 (Maurice conversation with Morrissey) & 19 (alternate captain vacancy).
TSN: How did Laine fall out of Top 50? Three players saw nine year streaks on the list come to an end and Patrik Laine didn’t crack the Top 50. Why did the Jets’ young star slide out of the Top 50? The TSN Hockey panel explains.