Note: Nothing changed in terms of group composition on day 2 of Jets training camp as both group 1 and group 2 stay the same (including the absence of the same players who were missing on Monday). You can also hear the day 2 availability of coach Paul Maurice.
Note II: On Tuesday we also learned that the Jets will do battle against the Canucks on July 29th as their one and only exhibition opponent leading up to the play-in series against the Flames. We also learned the start times of the games between Winnipeg and Calgary.
Note III: Today will see group 1 hit the ice at 7:45 AM while group 2 takes to it at 9:15 AM. Be sure to keep it locked here for day 3 training camp coverage. Check out coach Paul Maurice’s media availability from this morning here.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Mark Scheifele’s Team Canada dream, lessons learned during the pause and more. (Paywall). No surprise that the Jets top centre has his eye on the prize.
Sportsnet: Why the battle-tested Jets could be a sleeper team come playoffs. Ken makes the case as to why the Jets shouldn’t be taken lightly by any opponents in this NHL re-start.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Notebook. Paul’s notebook covers a number of topics from day 2 of training camp including: 1) It would give me chills’: Jets’ Scheifele revives Olympic dream 2) Maurice convinced he, staff, are COVID-19 protected 3) fake crowd noise instead of a Winnipeg whiteout will be strange.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ Eakin hoping to feel right at home. The Winnipegger clearly appreciated the opportunity to play with two dynamic players like Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine in the games they got into as a line before the NHL hit pause and he is obviously hoping he’ll get more opportunities on the Jets second line.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice preparing for unfamiliar foe in Flames. (Paywall). Won’t be any game film to cut from their one game being the outdoor Heritage Classic back in October of 2019 (which seems like it was a lifetime ago). But both teams will be in the same position.
Winnipeg Free Press: Scheifele all business on, off ice. (Paywall). Lots to cover regarding number 55 which Mike does in this article on everything from the CBA to the Olympics and more.
Winnipeg Free Press: Homegrown product fitting in good between Laine and Ehlers. (Paywall). He certainly got a pretty, pretty, pretty good opportunity for success when placed on the 2nd line.
Calgary Sun: Flames seeking redemption from embarrassing 2019 post-season. The Jets went down to the eventual Stanley Cup champs last playoffs but they too will be looking for glory after what they were able to achieve in 2018.
Sportsnet: Flames’ Gaudreau not off to ideal start as playoff proving grounds loom. Get more intel on the Jets opponent in the play-in series.
TSN: Jets expect it will take time to adjust to no fans in the stands. When training camp is behind us and all eyes turn towards the two hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, it will inevitably take a little getting used to watching playoff games in which there are no fans in the arena. And it won’t just be an adjustment for those watching at home, but also those involved in the game, something that head coach Paul Maurice and the Jets have already been thinking about. Sara Orlesky has more.
Sportsnet: Why Jets’ Ehlers has something to prove heading into playoffs. Why is head coach Paul Maurice easing his players back on the ice during practice? Is it a wise decision? Find out as Sean Reynolds & Ken Wiebe have all the latest from day two of Jets camp.
Sportsnet: Jets balancing pushing hard to be ready and staying healthy for playoffs. Sean Reynolds breaks down the comments by Paul Maurice and Blake Wheeler about how the Winnipeg Jets are looking to keep their squad healthy and ready to play come game one, while also pushing hard for intensity.
Sportsnet: A look at the Winnipeg Jets’ training camp, roster and matchup with the Flames. Ken Wiebe joined Rob Kerr to give his take on Winnipeg’s training camp. He discusses the Flames-Jets series and why they’re both looking for playoff redemption. Wiebe weighs in on the Jets roster heading into the postseason.
TSN: Hub City transformations intensifying. Darren Dreger joins Glenn Schiiler to discuss the NHL coaches’ association working toward restoring full salaries, why preparation in the Hub Cities is intensifying this week and why it was a difficult task for many teams to get under the 52-person mandated cap for the bubble.