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Note: The Jets played their final home game of the pre-season last night as they fell 5-3 to the Oilers.  No practice today so training camp will continue here in Winnipeg on Saturday when the players hit the ice at 1 pm out at the IcePlex.

Note II:  The Jets may be off but that didn’t stop them from assigning five players to the Moose.

Note III:  Darren Dreger first reported the news that the Jets and Laine talks were heating up and then he confirmed that it will be a two-year deal worth 6.75 per season.  Team has now confirmed the deal.

Note IV:  The Moose roster got bolstered Thursday morning as Seth Griffith and Logan Shaw both cleared waivers.  Tonight the team will play their first pre-season game as they take on the Iowa Wild in Grand Forks at 7 pm.

Afternoon Jets news:

Sportsnet:  Why Patrik Laine’s two-year deal can be considered a win for WinnipegSean weighs in on the deal that everyone in Winnipeg is talking about.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  What Patrik Laine’s two-year contract means for him and the Jets.  (Paywall).  Murat with his thoughts on the deal.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets sign Laine to two-year $13.5M deal; focus on Connor, Byfuglien as regular season looms.  (Paywall).  While this is certainly good news for the franchise there are still two major topics of conversation still to discuss.

Jets news:

CBC:  Married to the Game: Jets wives tell all in exclusive new documentary An interesting to read the way these different women have come together here in Winnipeg through the game of hockey.  

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Q&A with Joona Luoto on feeling ‘stuck’ in Finland, growing up with Patrik Laine and Canadian cuisine.   (Paywall).  Murat mashes up three Jets he’s had with the Finnish forward.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets lose game, but Poolman wins job. He certainly looks like a guy playing in the right league.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Oil flows freely in third. (Paywall).  Mike recaps the game from his spot.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Swedish teen opening eyes at Jets camp.  (Paywall).  Gustafsson certainly does all the little things right.

David Gustafsson faceoff

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Good just won’t do; depleted Jets need great Dane.  (Paywall).  Nikolaj Ehlers is already one of the most productive players on this squad but it is always good to want more.

The Hockey News:  What do the Point and Tkachuk deals mean for Laine and the JetsThat’s the multi million dollar question.

Jets video:

TSN: Timing becoming an issue for Jets with absent RFA’s. That’s Hockey explains why timing is becoming an issue for the Winnipeg Jets with the continued absence of RFA’s Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor, and discuss their expectations for Nikolaj Ehlers this season.

TSN:  Poolman, Suess, and Gustafsson stand out in Jets’ pre-season loss.  Dennis Beyak and Kevin Sawyer detail why Tucker Poolman, C.J. Suess and David Gustafsson stood out for the Jets in their 5-3 pre-season loss to the Oilers.

Sportsnet: Jets need Nik Ehlers to fill offensive gap left by unsigned playersThe Winnipeg Jets and head coach Paul Maurice are looking for Nikolaj Ehlers to shoot more, and provide more overall offence, left by Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor’s absence due to contract status.