Winnipeg Free Press: More power to him. Could Wheeler become a 30 or 40 goal power forward for the Jets or is he destined to be another big man who fails to live up to his talent?
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets still prowling for scoring punch. Get the Bogosian deal done and then hope that you can somehow, someway find a wee bit more scoring talent for this team somewhere, anywhere.
Winnipeg Sun: Winnipeg best fit for Jaffray. His familiarity with the city and the organization will be to his advantage as he won’t have to acclimatize himself.
Winnipeg Sun: He’s a big Wheel. The Jets will have made a very good move if Wheeler can develop into the player he has the capability of becoming.
More Jets news including why Winnipeg is a great sports city, a look back at Atlanta hockey, and news from ‘Around the NHL’ including Osgood’s Hall of Fame credentials, Stamkos signs with Bolts, Stars losing $1 million a week and more after the jump.
Winnipeg Sun: One great sports city. We must be glutton’s for punishment when you look at that list of futility.
MSNBC: What do Atlanta fans do now? Sounds to me that the Predators are still making a play for the disenfranchised Thrashers faithful.
Around the NHL:
Toronto Star: Leafs, Schenn set to begin talks on new contract. I’m guessing this is a deal Brian Burke can get done.
TSN: Stamkos agrees to five-year, $37.5M contract with Lightning. His scoring has been unbelievable over the past two seasons and he’s only 21. Good signing by GM Yzerman.
The goaltending situation in the ‘D’ always seems to make fans nervous. Chris Osgood is the Rodney Dangerfield of hockey; he just can’t get ‘no respect’.
Star-Ledger: Devils’ hiring of Peter DeBoer. Looks like a good hire by the Devils. Will ask IC’s Ezzy for his opinion.
Dallas Morning News: Stars losing $1 million a week? Probably only on paper. Creative accounting can make a lot of things look good or bad.