Note: This is day 14 since the NHL and AHL hit the pause button on their respective 2019-20 seasons.
Note II: Ken Wiebe and Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg will be hosting a live Q&A today from noon until 1 pm CT. If you’d like to participate the link is here.
Sportsnet: 31 Thoughts. In thought #7 Jets captain Blake Wheeler answers three questions from Elliotte Friedman including: 1) How concerned was he that being in a playoff position wouldn’t be possible? 2) How has he changed? and 3) What did he consider to be the most impressive Winnipeg win of this season?
Jets site: Director of Player Development, Jimmy Roy, breaks down the 2019-20 season for several Jets prospects. He looks at Heinola, Samberg, Berdin, Vesalainen, Stanley, Chisholm, Gawanke, Kovacevic, Smith, Nikkanen and Lundmark.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Who could the Jets lose to Seattle in the 2021 expansion draft? (Paywall – 90 days of free access). While it is still aways away Ken takes a look at who he has on his list for the Jets to protect.
Sportsnet: NHL instructs players, team staff to extend self-quarantine another 10 days. The NHL is still clinging to hope that there will be hockey this summer based on the above and also the article below.
TSN: Insider Trading – NHL asks teams for August arena dates. Following Tuesday’s NHL GM’s conference call, Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun, along with Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli, share the latest on the best case scenario of hockey returning this season, discuss the challenges NHL ice makers face if the league is to play through the summer, and much more.