Note II: Practice times are close together for the two groups this morning out at the Iceplex which look a lot like the projected Jets lineup and the black aces squad. Group 1 hits the ice at 9:15 AM while Group 2 skates at 9:30 AM. Check out Paul Maurice’s Day 9 comments here. Be sure to keep it locked here for all the latest news from training camp.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How Kyle Connor can add another element to an already effective power-play unit. (Paywall). There is no doubt that the talented winger from Michigan can score goals. Murat with how he can be a difference maker on special teams.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Ted looks at: The Jets focus on the power play and penalty killing, two aspects of their game that improved dramatically during the season, COVID-19 results around the NHL and Mason Appleton.
Winnipeg Free Press: Appleton most motivated Jet. (Paywall). It’s not hard to see why the AHL’s outstanding rookie for 2017-18 is motivated to put all that happened to him in the rear-view mirror and focus on the future.
Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg confident in goalie, power play. (Paywall). The Jets will most likely need both excellent goaltending and great special teams to advance far in the playoffs.
Winnipeg Free Press: Secrecy surrounding several absent NHLers leading to speculation. (Paywall). The reality is that we really don’t get any insight during the playoffs anyway (or regular season for that matter) about injuries.
Sportsnet: Jets Mailbag: Can Winnipeg afford to keep Dylan DeMelo? This burning question was just one of a number of other Jets related questions that folks had for Ken.
Sportsnet: Flames’ Dube, Mangiapane poised to be X-factors against Jets. Learn more about a pair of players who expect to help Calgary when they do battle against the Jets.
Calgary Sun: Room for improvement as Flames scrimmage for first time in NHL reboot. Kristen brings you the latest on the Jets opponent in the play-in series.
NHL.com: Laine eager to be difference-maker for Jets in Cup Qualifier. Missed this article the other day but a good one from Tim on how the Jets sniper wants to make an impact.
TSN: Focus shifts to special teams, Maurice pleased with results. The Jets did not practice special teams during their first week of training camp but on Monday the Jets had their two groups going through the paces and while it’s tough to replicate a high intensity session during practice, head coach Paul Maurice said he was pleased with the work that was put in. Sara Orlesky reports.
Sportsnet: Jets working on special teams during scrimmages. A once formidable unit struggled at times this season and is looking to get back on track come playoff time.