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Note: This is day 71 since the NHL hit the pause button on the  2019-20 season.

Note II:  Project 11 will be the beneficiary of a 25K USD donation courtesy of a third place finish by a trio of Winnipeg Jets in an NHLPA sponsored Fortnite tournament.  For more info click here.

Note III:  Voak Sportswear raises $8750 for over 70 Winnipeg businesses selling Winnipeg Jets Blake Wheeler prints. For more info click here.

Jets news:

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Breaking down 10 defencemen the Jets could pursue in the offseason.  (Paywall – 30 day free option).  The big question for the Jets is what is gonna happen on the backend.  Ken takes a look at a number of players who the local NHL squad could target for next season.

Sportsnet: How Flames stack up to Jets in potential playoff seriesWould certainly be fun watching Atlanta 1.0 vs Atlanta 2.0 battle it out in a first round playoff series.  

Winnipeg Sun:  Winnipeg’s pro sports teams can reopen training facilities under strict guidelinesWith it being May 21st the players coming from outside Manitoba would need to quarantine in the province for at least two weeks so it would seem the earliest the “team” could practice together would be sometime in the first week or so of June.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Breaking down 16 candidates for Winnipeg’s second-line centre vacancy.  (Paywall – 30 day free option).  Lots to digest in Murat’s latest piece on who may be up the middle on the second line for the Jets.

Jamie Kompon and Bryan Little at practice

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

TSN:  NHL coaches on life behind the bench: ‘It’s a really emotional place’Jets bench boss Paul Maurice gives his insight in this piece about life behind the bench.  

Jets video:

TSN:  The Dreger Cafe (Wheeler shares his thoughts on possible 24-team playoff)Jets captain Blake Wheeler joins this week’s installment of The Dreger Café. The Jets captain discusses how his family is keeping him busy during isolation and the fairness of a possible 24-team playoff format.

TSN:  Three reasons why the Jets would be a ‘very dangerous’ playoff opponent Craig Button joins Gino Reda to discuss three key factors that would make the Jets a “very dangerous” playoff opponent in an expanded playoff scenario.

NHL news:

Sportsnet:  NHL, NHLPA working on 24-team conference-based playoff setupLittle Jets and Flames action.