Note: The Jets announced on Tuesday that they have extended the Dale Hawerchuk memorial at True North Square until September 3rd. The family has provided a video link on the Hawerchuk Strong website for those who were unable to attend his service.
Sportsnet: What the Winnipeg Jets’ pitch for Alex Pietrangelo could look like. Lots of questions surround the status of the Blues captain but Ken takes a look at what it may take for a club like the Jets to lure him to ‘Peg city.
Winnipeg Free Press: Without live sports and enthusiastic fans to fuel his footwork during the pandemic, he’s Despondent Gabe. (Paywall). One of the nicest people you are ever going to meet connected to sports in Winnipeg. Every holiday season we can count on receiving a nice card from Gabe. He really is a Winnipeg institution.
Winnipeg Free Press: NHL preparing for future in bubbles. (Paywall). While no option should be off the table it seems wacky to expect players to live in bubbles for that length of time coupled with a lack of revenue from fans in a league where that is quite important.
Winnipeg Free Press: Greatest Jet laid to rest. (Paywall). Mike had a chance to speak with Dale’s son Eric about his dad, the support they have received from fans and how Manitoba remains close to his heart.
ESPN: Stock Watch for all 24 postseason teams. Mark Scheifele and Neal Pionk are both referenced on this list.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Afternoon Ride. Murat Ates of The Athletic joins the guys for some Winnipeg Jets discussion at 22:54.