Note: This is day 28 since the NHL and AHL hit the pause button on their respective 2019-20 seasons.
Note II: Quite the Tuesday in Jets land which began with news that the Jets had signed 2017 2nd rounder Dylan Samberg to a three-year ELC. That was followed by a Josh Morrissey video conference call, a Dylan Samberg video conference call and ended with a Kevin Cheveldayoff phone conference call.
Winnipeg Sun: Chevy not shutting down engines, yet. Paul recaps the conference call the Jets GM held on Tuesday afternoon.
Winnipeg Sun: Morrissey ‘on board’ for neutral site games. While Morrissey would prefer the games to be played in Winnipeg in order to award a Stanley Cup I suspect players would be happy playing just about anywhere.
Winnipeg Free Press: Like rest of hockey world, Chevy in neutral, waiting for light to change. (Paywall). Work must continue even if it is being done remotely.
Winnipeg Free Press: Samberg feels time is right to make jump to Jets. (Paywall). Given the number of players from the University of Minnesota-Duluth turning pro next season it is probably as good a time as any.
Winnipeg Free Press: Morrissey uses changing circumstances to learn about himself. (Paywall). Jason breaks down the conference call held with the affable Alberta product on Tuesday morning.
Sportsnet: Samberg sees ‘a lot of opportunity’ with the Jets. Especially next season there is going be plenty of opportunity for the big left side D-man.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets sign Dylan Samberg but where he begins his pro career remains unclear. (Paywall – 90 days of free access option). Ken writes about the newly signed prospect with some insight from his college coach.
Duluth News Tribune: Hermantown’s Samberg leaving Bulldogs early, signs with Winnipeg Jets. Matt has covered the prospect for the past few years and has as good a grasp as anyone on the player the Jets are getting.
Sportsnet: Best moments from 2019-20 so far. From the epic Heritage Classic vs. Flames to monster years from Scheifele and Connor, all the best moments from the Winnipeg Jets 2019-20 season… so far.
Jets TV: Conference call with Dylan Samberg. The Jets 2017 2nd rounder held his first media availability as a pro hockey player on Tuesday afternoon.
Jets TV: Conference call with Josh Morrissey. The Jets top-pairing D man spoke for about 30 minutes on Tuesday on a wide-variety of topics including what it meant for him to wear an ‘A’ this season for Winnipeg.
Jets TV: Conference call with GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. Runs 25 minutes. Chevy was asked about Dylan Samberg, Dustin Byfuglien, Ville Heinola, the Jets D prospect cupboard, UFAs, current pause, potential resumption and more.
Illegal Curve: Coach Pascal Vincent lauds development of prospects Mikhail Berdin and Leon Gawanke. The second and first-year pros were picked out by the Moose bench boss as deserving recognition for their development path this season.
TSN: No Olympics gives NHL ‘broader window’ to play in summer. NHL commissioner says the league is still weeks away from making a decision on whether to drop the puck again, Frank Seravalli writes.