Sportsnet: Former Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien unlikely to play in NHL again. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise but it is confirmation for those curious about the status of the big man for next season.
Sportsnet: Jets feel best way to fill roster holes may be to trade Patrik Laine. The headline says “holes” but then seems to suggest that the Jets would take a 2nd line centre or a right-shot defenceman. Not both. But one or the other. Unless there is actually some heat to this it’s probably time to stop with the news that “the Jets are listening” since that’s been what’s been reported for some time.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Dylan Samberg projects to be an NHL defenceman for Winnipeg —— but when? (Paywall). Murat examines what the Jets have in the Minnesota product.
The Athletic: Duhatschek notebook: Laine trade destinations, how Flames can make a UFA splash. (Paywall). Eric writes about the Laine topic but his more intriguing thought could be his rumour du jour 2 involving the Jets and one of their middle six forwards.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Topics: Connor Hellebuyck wins the Vezina Trophy, The Possibility of a Matt Dumba trade to Winnipeg, The latest on the Patrik Laine trade rumours, Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from winning the Stanley Cup, Game 5 Stars/Lightning Preview
Guests: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press) at 29:50 and Caley Chelios (Tampa Bay Lightning radio analyst) at 52:35.
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Should the Jets have interest in any buy-out candidates, UFA of the Week: D Alex Pietrangelo, Penguins/Panthers trade (Matheson/Sceviour for Hornqvist), Canadiens sign D Jeff Petry to 4 year, $25 million deal, Ottawa Senators place Bobby Ryan on waivers for purpose of buyout, Flames lift interim tag from Head Coach Geoff Ward
Guests: Craig Button (TSN Director of Scouting) at 24:12 and Seth Jarvis (Portland Winterhawks forward) at 49:47.
To listen to part 2 click here.