Note: The Jets announced this morning that they have loaned D prospect Leon Gawanke to the Eisbären Polar Bears of the DEL for the start of the 2020-21 season.
TSN: Trade Bait: Finnish sniper Laine on the board. Hockey is a business and almost no player is untouchable but I suspect unless you are walking away with a King’s ransom you ain’t trading either Laine (#5) or Ehlers (#12).
Sportsnet: Why Jets should look for internal solution to second-line centre hole. Ken sees the solution to the 2nd line centre conundrum with a permanent move of the captain to the middle.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Forwards focus: A revised Jets protected list for the Seattle expansion draft. (Paywall). Is it too early to start looking ahead? Murat doesn’t think so as he looks ahead to the Seattle expansion draft.
Sportsnet: 10 UFA defencemen the Maple Leafs should target to shore up blueline. If you are scratching your head seeing the headline referencing Toronto it doesn’t really make a difference with Winnipeg also in the market for a Dman (or three). This list also includes a member of the current Jets at number 8.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Seravalli: Expect to see Laine and Ehlers on TSN Trade Bait Board. TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli joined the Big Show for some hockey talk including the NHL’s response to the social justice movement as well as why a pair of Jets forwards could be used as trade bait this off-season.