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Note: The Jets were off on Friday but that didn’t stop them from making plenty of news as they started the day by assigning five players to the Moose and then blew things up with the announcement that they had signed Patrik Laine to a two-year deal.  While Laine isn’t expected back in Winnipeg just yet his teammates will return to the ice for another day of training camp with a practice scheduled for 12:30 pm so be sure to check out our Training Camp Report.  Be sure to check back for the latest news and audio from training camp.

Note II:  Late night news that the Jets have agreed to terms with Kyle Connor on a new seven year deal.

Note III:  The Moose dropped their opening game of the pre-season last night when they dropped a 2-1 decision to the Wild in Grand Forks.  No word if the five guys who were assigned to them will play tonight in the re-match which again goes at Ralph Englestad Arena at 7 pm.

Note IV:  We will have plenty to discuss on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show which kicks off on TSN 1290 Winnipeg at 9 am with three hours of Winnipeg Jets and NHL hockey talk.  Guests for our season preview show will be Eric Duhatschek (The Athletic) and Kevin Allen (USA Today) as well as Jason Bell (Winnipeg Free Press) to talk Jets.

Jets news:

The Athletic Winnipeg: Clarity coming for Jets: Patrik Laine deal leaves one more task to complete for Kevin Cheveldayoff. (Paywall).  The roster is slowly coming into focus.

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

Patrik Laine slap shot

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Vote of confidence from Paul Maurice solidifies Tucker Poolman’s standing on the Jets’ blue line.  (Paywall).  No question he is a player who looks like he belongs in the NHL.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Wheeler among game’s elite, but age, NHL talent closing on him.  (Paywall).  Or the Jets can just hope they draw a lot of power play opportunities this season.

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.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets NotebookPaul looks at a tale of two prospects (Poolman on solid ground, Appleton not so sure), Heinola survives another cut and Vesalainen to start on the farm.

Winnipeg Sun:  The stalemate is over between the Jets and LainePaul offers his thoughts on the deal.

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.

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.  

Jets audio:

Former Winnipeg Jets forward Chris Thorburn joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed his summer, last season with St. Louis, lifting the Stanley Cup, Patrik Laine’s new contract and his time in Winnipeg.

TSN’s Frank Seravalli joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed Patrik Laine’s new contract with the Winnipeg Jets and what this means for Kyle Connor.

Jets video:

TSN:  Laine’s ‘unique’ contract fits with his ‘unique’ potential and upsideHockey analyst Dave Poulin joined SportsCentre to share his thoughts on Patrik Laine’s new deal with the Jets and explain why he is a fan of the contract because it puts the onus on the player to show he deserves more.

Sportsnet:  Did the Jets get a good deal for Patrik Laine?  In what’s been a somewhat tumultuous off season for the Winnipeg Jets, they can at least breathe a sigh of relief after signing Patrik Laine to a 2-year, $13.5 million deal. Jets Insider Sean Reynolds joins Faizal Khamisa to break down the deal.

Brian Burke joined Good Show to discuss Patrik Laine signing two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.