Note: Training camp for the Jets gets underway today with the on-ice portion of camp. It is closed to the public but we will have it covered. Here is a breakdown of the two groups which will skate today. Update: Check out the latest from group 1, group 2 and the other news that Marko Dano was put on waivers as well as the full interview with head coach Paul Maurice.
Note II: World Juniors action gets going again today which will see 2020 1st rounder Cole Perfetti and Team Canada take on Team Russia while 2019 1st rounder Ville Heinola and 2019 4th rounder Henri Nikkanen with Team Finland take on Team USA.
Note III: It is Monday which means we produce our Overseas Jets Report. Check it out here.
theScore: Laine downplays agents’ reported trade comments: ‘I’m here, aren’t I?‘ Which is why my point whenever we’ve discussed this issue is why would his agent put him in this position.
Winnipeg Sun: Laine doesn’t deny he wants out. There was no emphatic “no” when the questions about a trade were fired at him in the early part of his interview. Paul shares his thoughts.
Sportsnet: Paul Stastny’s career comes full circle as second stint with Jets begins. An insightful read on the two-time Winnipeg Jets centre.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets slap gag order on Laine. (Paywall). Mike reacts to the decision to not make Patrik Laine available for a few days to start camp.
Winnipeg Sun: Three questions facing the Jets as training camp begins. Scott pens this piece looking at three questions, namely; 1) Who plays with Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp? 2) Where does Ville Heinola factor in on the blue line, if he does at all? 3) Is the team going to be any better defensively?
Winnipeg Sun: Hope springs eternal as training camp opens, but reality is Jets are in for a major dogfight over next four months. It is going to be a sprint and slog to the end of this season.
Winnipeg Free Press: High-profile Jets prospects head for medal round in Edmonton. (Paywall). They will go for glory which will ultimately mean they miss out on training camp as they’ll have to quarantine when they arrive in Manitoba.
Game On Magazine: Altona’s Cole Kehler “Ecstatic for the Opportunity” with hometown Jets. Carter caught up with the netminder from Manitoba who signed a PTO with the Jets.
Sportsnet: Jets must find way to turn personal success into team success. As the Winnipeg Jets begin training camp, Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds looks at what the Jets must do in order to turn-in a successful season.
Sportsnet: Jets looking to turn individual players’ success into team wins. Sean looks at a season of hope coming up for the Jets, and the desire to convert the successes of individual players into wins.
Sportsnet: Would You Rather – Winnipeg Jets edition. Sean and Ken discuss the Winnipeg Jets right before the start of training camp and what the Jets could possibly do with their forwards, defence and goalies before the start of the season.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: Jets release 2020-2021 Training Camp roster, Trevor Lewis joins Jets on a PTO, Jack Roslovic remains unsigned and requests trade, AHL announces framework for the upcoming season, Kevin Cheveldayoff says that he expects Patrik Laine to have one of the best years of his career.
Guests: Scott Billeck (Winnipeg Sun) at 29:35 and Michael Traikos (Postmedia National hockey writer) at 52:29.
To listen to part 1 click here.