Sportsnet: 7 centres Jets could pursue to fill opening on second line. There is a lot of talk these days about the Jets needing to acquire a second line centre so Ken looks at seven players who could potentially fill that role for the local NHL squad.
TSN: Who should the Winnipeg Jets select with the No. 10 pick? Simply a poll asking Jets fans which centre the team should draft if available when they step up to the virtual podium in early October.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How Neal Pionk is doing his small part to address hockey’s lack of diversity. (Paywall). Great story here from Murat on how Jets defenceman Neal Pionk is giving back.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: There’s no question Samberg and Heinola can help the Jets next season. TSN Hockey Analyst Craig Button joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the Dallas Stars win over Vegas in the Western Conference Final and how the Jets should address their defense during the off-season.
Illegal Curve: Jets goalie prospect Mikhail Berdin’s KHL rights have been traded. Interestingly the release on the official SKA site says this about the deal to come “The goaltender, who has recently returned from North America, will shortly sign a contract with SKA which will run until the end of the 2020/2021 season.” I suspect there would be an out clause negotiated into the deal for whenever the 2020 – 2021 AHL/NHL season begins here in North America.