Note: This is day 23 since the NHL and AHL hit the pause button on their respective 2019-20 seasons.
Note II: Little Friday fun for Jets fans as we asked on our Instagram account about which of the five uniforms Winnipeg has worn is your favourite. Share your thoughts here.
Illegal Curve: Darren Dreger talks Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien situation on Insider Trading. Basically the news is that there may soon be news.
Illegal Curve: If NHL resumes 2019-20 season Bryan Little could be a player for the Winnipeg Jets. While the season resuming appears to be a long shot there could be a bit of a silver lining.
TSN: Days are ‘starting to mesh together’, ‘chomping at the bit’ to get back on ice. Jets forward Mark Scheifele joins Sara Orlesky to discuss what life has been like for him since the pause of the NHL season and what has been the biggest adjustment, what he’s been doing to keep up some level of training and more.
Jets official site: Head coach Paul Maurice chats with JetsTV. Topics included: What has he been up to and how is he passing the time? Keeping in touch with the coaching staff during the pause. What was the aftermath like following the game in Edmonton? Does this have a similar feel to a lockout? Getting a chance to hear his son Jake be the play-by-play voice of the Winnipeg Blues.
The Athletic Winnipeg: The Boarding Pass. Chris Mason, the analyst for the Nashville Predators on FSN Tennessee joins Ken and Murat to discuss what he looks for, in a goalie, diving deep into the analytics and highlighting the Vezina type season for Connor Hellebuyck. Mase looks at how far Blake Wheeler has come, since that first season back in Winnipeg. Mase shares some stories on former teammate Dustin Byfuglien, and shares his thoughts on why Big Buf decided to sit out this season. Chris also gives his thoughts on how the NHL playoff structure might look, once the season pause is complete. Finally, Mason tells Ken and Murat how he got into the broadcasting side of the game with the Predators.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Don Vito Roundtable. Jets head coach Paul Maurice discussed what’s keeping him busy. Runs about 22 minutes.
Sportnet: 10 critical unanswered questions brought on by NHL’s pause. Lots of interesting nuggets from Chris in his latest article.
TSN: Players considering foregoing final cheque. Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli discuss how some NHL players are considering foregoing their final cheque of the season, have the latest on the separation between the Jets and Dustin Byfuglien nearing an end, which OHL team could take a chance on No. 1 prospect Adam Fantilli, and much more.