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Note:  The Jets kicked off the first day of the regular season in a big way yesterday starting things off by announcing their 23-man roster and five player taxi squad, which coincided with the news that the team was assigning prospects Ville Heinola and Cole Perfetti to their AHL club Manitoba. The team followed this up with a practice which was absent Nikolaj Ehlers who was missing due to CPRA (covid protocols related absence).  Both GM Kevin Cheveldayoff (watch here) and Coach Paul Maurice (watch here) spoke following practice and the team ended the day announcing they had signed Trevor Lewis to a one-year deal.

Note II: The first Jets regular season game day in 309 days gets going today as they will welcome the Flames to Winnipeg for their home/season opener this evening. Morning skate scheduled for 10:00 AM CT.  Be sure to check back for the pre-game report ahead of tonight’s 7 PM puck drop and following the game for all the post game news and interviews.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Jets hope bad blood with Flames carries over as unusual new NHL season gets underwayWhile I don’t know that you’ll see it (especially without fans really booing and ratcheting it up) I suspect, when the Jets and Flames play each other four games in a row to start February, it will be present in spades.

Jets vs Flames fish eye indistinct scaled

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Winnipeg Sun:  Breaking down the Jets season opener against FlamesTed gives you his five keys to the game including: 1) The re-match. 2) Mark and Matt’s bad blood. 3) Between the pipes. 4) New looks. 5) Covid protocols.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets’ season start against Flames hits turbulence. (Paywall).  That’s a big question mark for the Jets ahead of tonight’s season opener but this is likely gonna be quite common during the 2020-21 season.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Expectations sky high for this year’s Jets. (Paywall).  The fan base is primed for this squad to take those big steps forward this season. 

Winnipeg Free Press:  Lewis earns job with Jets. (Paywall).  Jeff provides his insight on what he observed from the newest member of the Jets team during training camp. 

Global News:  Jets owner has high hopes for abbreviated NHL seasonHope springs eternal across the NHL as a new season dawns. 

Global News: Jets do some down-to-the-wire training camp tinkering Jets AGM Larry Simonns will be earning his salary this season.

TSN:  31 bold predictions for the new NHL seasonFrank looks around the NHL and for the Jets he predicts #3 that Laine gets traded and think it will either be to Columbus or Carolina, #18 Jets will have top scoring top six in Canda and #19 that Heinola and Samberg will supplant the vets on the team for spots.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  Ranking the Jets: What the Athletic player tiers say about the state of the team. (Paywall).  Murat takes a look at what the national folks of his publication had to say about the local NHL squad. 

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  The Afternoon RideJeff Hamiton joined Andrew “Hustler” Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the Winnipeg Jets roster heading into Game 1 tomorrow vs. Calgary, how the season will be effected by COVID protocols, the signing of Trevor Lewis, if the defense this year is better than last season and what to make of the taxi squad.

Dan Robertson will be play by play voice of the Winnipeg Jets vs Oilers.

It hasn’t been made “official” by TSN.

https://illegalcurve.com/dan-robertson-will-be-play-by-play-voice-of-the-winnipeg-jets-vs-oilers/

It’ll be a youngish Jets roster heading to Edmonton for game 1 of the pre-season.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-pre-season-game-1-roster-vs-oilers/

Headlines:

Sam Gagner hoping his adaptability can lead to enhanced role with Jets. Gustafsson trying to stay healthy while making impression on whole new Jets coaching staff. Gustafsson determined to crack lineup. Sam Gagner’s wisdom, game time nears.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3630/

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