Note: There was some uncertainty surrounding the Jets scheduled practice on Sunday morning but the team went ahead with it. You can get full caught up via the Practice Report here. We also learned late Sunday evening that the Jets had recalled Logan Stanley from the taxi squad and reassigned Ville Heinola from the Moose to the taxi squad.
Note II: The Jets will kick off their first road trip of the season tonight against the Leafs. Be sure to check back for our pre-game report following morning skate to get the latest information and interview. Puck drop is at 6 pm and be sure to check back once the final buzzer goes for our post-game report including interviews with players and coach Maurice.
Global News: Why investing a roster spot on a 3rd goalie is a wise move for Jets. Ken makes the case for why this move makes sense. That is why I thought the Jets would have done so with Eric Comrie in order to ensure you don’t get left with the exact situation they ended up with after he was claimed by New Jersey.
Cali Sports news: Jamie Kompon on Trevor Lewis Joining the Winnipeg Jets: “It Was a Seamless Transition”. Kings of the North is probably a name that could stick. Ryan spoke to the Jets assistant coach to get his insight on the newest member of the Jets team.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Paul’s list includes: 1) No trains, fewer planes and automobiles suits Jets just fine. 2) Scheifele says he’s spent the money, so he can take the ice time. 3) Coach longs for the day fans return.
Winnipeg Sun: Injury to Laine just latest curveball for Jets. While it didn’t sound too significant there remains uncertainty surrounding the Finnish sniper.
Winnipeg Free Press: Laine limps off, two D-men out. (Paywall). No Dylan DeMelo as he remains in Winnipeg with his new child and no Tucker Poolman as he remains on the CPRA list which means the Jets will likely have a prospect make his NHL debut tonight.
NHL.com: Laine leaves Jets practice early, status for Maple Leafs game unclear. Lots of question marks ahead of puck drop but in a COVID world that just seems to be a new reality.
Sportnset: One question facing each Canadian team after frantic North Division start. Jets question unsurprisingly is related to their defence.
Sportnset: Jets ability to adapt will be key during season. Sean Reynolds breaks down the effects that COVID-19 has had on the Winnipeg Jets and why they’ll need to adapt quickly in order to have a successful season.
Sportsnet: Penguins potentially interested in Winnipeg Jets RFA Jack Roslovic. Elliotte Friedman was chatting on Saturday night about potential interest in the Jets RFA.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: The Jets open season with a 4-3 OT win over Calgary, Jets lose Eric Comrie and Luca Sbisa on waivers and claim Anton Forsberg off waivers from Edmonton, The Senators upset the Maple Leafs 5-3 in their season opener, Previewing the Jets week ahead (5 games in 7 days), Jets Over/Under for 2021.
Guests: David Alter (The Hockey News) at 30:14 and Jeff Hamilton (Winnipeg Free Press) at 52:41.
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: John Tortorella’s comments about Pierre-Luc Dubois/ Could the Jets be interested in Dubois, 2021 NHL Season Predictions, Connor McDavid’s Jeff Jackson says the abuse that star players take is hard to watch, Jakub Voracek blasts reporter after game, Cheers/Jeers
Guests: Micah Blake McCurdy (Hockeyviz.com) at :34 and Ian Mendes (The Athletic Ottawa) at 25:27.
To listen to part 2 click here.