Note: This is day 44 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 are hosting a Jets Q&A from 12 noon until 1 pm today. Click here.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Winnipeg’s best NHL Jets 2.0 play: The quarterfinals. (Paywall – with a 90 day free option). Our Illegal Curve pick survived to this round as we expected. And to continue to put our thumb on the scale check out the clip we nominated.
Winnipeg Sun: Pionk would love a shot at the title, if and when NHL fires back up. No surprise that pro hockey players (or any pros really) are wanting to finish what they’ve started.
Winnipeg Sun: NHL removes Winnipeg from list of re-start sites. While the economic impact would be a good one (in theory) for Winnipeg it also would add so many people from so many different spots which really is an opportunity to undue all the hard work Manitobans have done to date.
Global News: Neil Pionk ‘couldn’t be happier’ to play for Winnipeg. The Minnesota kid has certainly fit in fairly easily into the mix.
Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg a long shot to be a host city if NHL resumes. (Paywall). Looks like the Central option is about 6.5 hours south east of here.
JetsTV: Video Conference Call with Neal Pionk. During the pause Jets defenceman Neal Pionk is back home in Duluth. He spoke about what he’s doing during the pause, his most memorable moment of the season, the signing of Dylan Samberg, having two players from Hermantown on one team and quite a bit more today.
TSN: Which player took the biggest step forward this season? TSN Jets reporter Sara Orlesky and Ken Wiebe discuss which player took the biggest leap forward in his game, what Kevin Cheveldayoff’s priority should be this offseason and more in the latest edition of Jets 3-in-3.
The Athletic Winnipeg: The Boarding Pass. Former Jets Assistant Todd Woodcroft, the head coach of University of Vermont, who recently left his position as Paul Maurice’s assistant coach, joins Ken and Murat to discuss his new job with the University of Vermont, as the head coach of the Men’s hockey team. Todd praises the support he has received throughout his hockey career from his brothers, from Paul Maurice and the Jets organization. He provides insight to Jets fans on the team overcoming a lot this season, what it was like to coach Dustin Byfuglien, work with Paul Maurice and Woodcroft gives his analysis on players like Scheifele, Appleton, Lowry, Copp and more.
theScore: A chat with former Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Todd Woodcroft. For those needing a very good Jets fix you really should give this chat with former assistant coach Todd Woodcroft a listen. Delves quite a bit into Paul Maurice, Dustin Byfuglien, Kyle Connor, Patrik Laine and more.
JetsTV: Ground Control Podcast. In the 73rd episode of Ground Control Jamie, Mitchell and Tyler are joined by a special guest host – Paul Edmonds of TSN1290. The gang chats about Andrew Copp’s emergence, Todd Woodcroft moving on from the team and much more! Plus, Jamie is joined by goaltender Eric Comrie to discuss his roller-coaster season, what’s keeping him busy during the pause and everything in-between!
Sportsnet: Boomer in the Morning. Brian Burke discusses the NHL’s potential plans to resume their season.