Winnipeg Free Press: Jets’ Rypien found dead in home. Rypien had just signed a new contract with the Winnipeg Jets after spending time as a member of the Manitoba Moose, via the Canucks organization. He had his issues but many were optimistic that he could turn things around in Winnipeg. Our condolences to the Rypien family. Here is the Winnipeg Jets official statement regarding his passing.
CBC: Jets expected to address Rypien’s death. IC’s Michael Remis will be attending the news conference and we will have the audio up from Jets assistant GM Craig Heisinger following same.
Winnipeg Free Press: Up close and personal with Andrew Ladd. Good to know his favorite food is sushi. Lucky for him, Winnipeg has some incredible sushi, with the best being Wasabi on Taylor. NHL.com has captain Andrew Ladd on their list of Eastern Conference players on the hot seat.
Winnipeg Sun: Fan solves Jets logo debate. This article is puzzling….
Bogo hits the ice for charity, the IceCaps roster is nicely full and from ‘Around the NHL’ Nasseau county takes Islanders bids, Canucks fans need to quell venting, Crosby predictions and much more after the jump.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ultimate teammate hid his dark emotions. Perhaps this will help to shed a light on the issues of mental illness.
Winnipeg Free Press: True North mourns loss of fan favourite. Hockey really becomes secondary when overshadowed by this type of tragedy.
North County Now: Bogosian on the ice in Canton for clinic. At least they described him as a Winnipeg Jet. Nice to see him supporting his local community.
The Telegram: List of contenders for jobs with IceCaps grows. True North has already done an excellent job to ensure that it’s farm team is well stocked.
Around the NHL:
New York Post: Nassau ices new Islanders bid for Coliseum. Looks like it’s back to the drawing board for County executives if they want to keep the Isles in their county.
Globe and Mail: Vancouver Canucks need to quell venting underbelly of fans. The Canucks fans should be happy that they are currently the favourite to win the Stanley Cup.
Toronto Sun: Don’t jump the gun on Crosby predictions. No need to rush the #1 player in the NHL back too quickly. It isn’t worth losing him long term.
Montreal Gazette: Clouston aims for NHL return. While Clouston’s reputation is that of a rigid head coach, this article does a nice job of giving fans a peak into his more human side.
Chicago Sun-Times: One on one with Dan Carcillo. The Hawks sure got something in this guy.