Note: The Jets groups remained the same on Wednesday split between the projected lineup group and black aces squad at the Iceplex. You can also check out Paul Maurice’s Day 10 comments here.
Note II: Group 1 is scheduled to practice at 9:15 and Group 2 is scheduled to hit the ice at 9:45 however there is a scrimmage scheduled for 10 AM. A new face is scheduled to make his first training camp appearance as Anthony Bitetto is listed on the Group 2 roster (Update: Following skate he advised that he had tested positive for COVID-19 back in June. Listen to his comments here). Last up for day 11 was Jets head coach Paul Maurice which you can listen to here.
Winnipeg Free Press: Maurice emphasizes importance of keeping up fast pace in practice. (Paywall). Lots of folks would like to see the Jets up the tempo. Of course this relates to the pace at practice.
Winnipeg Free Press: Morrissey’s Hart Trophy list would include Jets’ starting goaltender. (Paywall). As you’d expect from the Jets top pairing Dman a well thought out answer in response to the question about Hellebuyck and the Hart trophy.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Includes a look at the downtime in the bubble, power-play boredom, and more testing thoughts.
Winnipeg Sun: Hellebuyck snubbed when it comes to Hart, even if he doesn’t think so. My guess is the Jets top netminder will place fourth or fifth in voting for the trophy. However seeing what Hellebuyck did for this Jets team it really is hard to see a player who was more valuable to his team. At least he should win the Vezina.
Sportsnet: Kyle Connor rounding out his game, with ‘top-10 player’ potential. There is no doubt that in the offensive zone the speedy winger is continuing to hit new levels.
Calgary Sun: Flames forward Sam Bennett itching for another strong playoff showing. Could the 2014 4th overall pick be an X factor for the Flames? He did have 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 5 games during last year’s playoff round versus Colorado.
The Athletic: Stanley Cup tiers: Anonymous exec, coach, scout and player rate every team. (Paywall). The Jets are not in a particularly high tier not that the team is too concerned about what the pundits say as they often remind us during their media availability when the subject is broached.
TSN: Maurice balancing the benefits of scrimmaging vs. drills. Sara Orlesky has the latest from Jets camp, where head coach Paul Maurice is weighing the benefits of scrimmages versus drills.
Sportsnet: Jets refining their game before holding intense scrimmages during camp. Sean Reynolds explains why the Winnipeg Jets have been not having as many scrimmages during camp as compared to other teams around the NHL.
Sportsnet: Why Hellebuyck will use his Vezina nod as motivation to keep proving himself. Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck says he’s really appreciative of the recognition from getting nominated for the Vezina Trophy, but plans to use it as motivation to keep proving himself, and to keep getting better.
Sportsnet: How Hellebuyck’s experience vs. Flames will be huge for Jets in play-in series. Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck discusses why he feels his experience against the Calgary Flames will be a big factor in their play-in series, and why he can’t just focus on a few key players on the opposing team.