Note: After two days off the Jets return to Bell MTS Place for a practice where they will be joined by Pierre-Luc Dubois for the first time as a team (he was on the ice in downtown Winnipeg yesterday). Practice gets underway at 11 AM so be sure to keep it locked here for our Practice Report.
Note II: The Jets were off on Saturday but still made some news. In the morning it was announced Dominic Toninato had cleared waivers and the Jets tweeted later that day that Toninato had been activated from LTIR and assigned to the taxi squad.
Note III: The Moose will resume training camp today out at the IcePlex.
Winnipeg Sun: Dubois addition allows Jets to try rolling four lines regularly. Depth was the word of the day following practice at Bell MTS Place.
Winnipeg Sun: Dubois skates out of quarantine, ready to join Jets practice. All eyes were on the newest member of the Jets on Saturday as the team had the day off (although in photos it appears some teammates were at the rink) while Pierre-Luc Dubois hit the ice for a skate. Ted also wrote about Mason Appleton, Connor Hellebuyck, playoff urgency and high-danger chances.
Winnipeg Free Press: Appleton developing into two-way NHL threat. (Paywall). Similar to how Mathieu Perreault got off to a slow start and wasn’t as noticeable as you have come to expect I was thinking the same about Mason Appleton but the last three games he has really started to show himself.
Winnipeg Free Press: Third-string the charm for Forsberg. (Paywall). Jay caught up with the Jets third goalie in the rotation.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: Paul Maurice’s spirited defence of Blake Wheeler and his comments about analytics, Wheeler’s struggles at 5-on-5, Jets Week in Review, Jets/Flames Preview, The Jets forward lines with Pierre Luc Dubois in the line-up
Guests: Dennis Beyak (Winnipeg Jets play-by-play broadcaster on TSN 3) at 26:15 and Marty Biron (Former NHL goaltender, Analyst for TSN/RDS/MSG) at 51:00.
To listen click here.
Topics: The Jets new defence pairs, Tucker Poolman’s imminent return to the line-up, The Ottawa Senators early struggles, Connor McDavid’s hot start to the season, Doug Armstrong named Team Canada General Manager for 2022 Winter Olympics, Anthony DeAngelo banished from the New York Rangers
Guests: Jody Shelley (Columbus Blue Jackets broadcaster for Fox Sports Ohio) at 20:49 and Joshua Cooper (Editor, The Athletic) at 42:05.
To listen to part 2 click here.