Note: Nick Shore became the ninth member of the Jets or Moose organizations to sign elsewhere since free agency began back in October. Shore is heading to Slovakia where he will play on the same team as Marko Dano.
Sportsnet: How positivity carried Jets’ Al Pritchard through his battle with cancer. During a month in which the major NHL initiative is Hockey Fights Cancer here is a positive story from Ken on a battle fought by the Jets massage therapist.
USA Hockey: Hellebuyck took unconventional path to NHL and Vezina Trophy. The key theme in this article is that Hellebuyck was allowed to develop without being rushed ahead prior to being ready to assume his next role.
Sportsnet: Why an all-Canadian division would be huge for hockey fans in Winnipeg. Sean Reynolds joined Faizal Khamisa to discuss why an all-Canadian division would make for such fun hockey in Winnipeg specifically, who became a divided hockey city once the Jets left for Phoenix in 1996, many becoming fans of other Canadian teams.
TSN: Button’s World Junior Player Profile: Perfetti’s IQ is off the charts. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button gives his take on Jets prospect Cole Perfetti ahead of the World Juniors, and explains how he beats up opponents ‘with his mind’.
TSN: Would an all-Canadian division hurt Canada’s top teams? Not Jets specific but Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill discuss the potential downside of having an all-Canadian division in the NHL.