Note: Have a question about the Jets? Murat will be responding to some later this week.
CBC: Jets’ home arena to be renamed Canada Life Centre. Won’t hear any of the former TSN 1290 employees complaining about the name change and not having to reference their former company.
Global News: Jets should be all-in on Hamilton. May as well toss in a membership to the Manitoba Museum which would be a small price to pay for a defenceman of his skillset.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets prospect Gustafsson surprised once, won’t happen again. (Paywall). David Gustafsson should be a lock to be up with the Jets next season after what I watched him do in the AHL this year. He’s got some things to work on in his game which by the end of this summer could see him cracking the Jets lineup as a regular.
SI/The Hockey News: A tiered list of Dougie Hamilton sign and trade suitors. They’ve got the Jets on this list in the top tier of teams to try to aggressively add the right side D man.
SI/The Hockey News: Should the Jets shop Kyle Connor for a blue-chip defenceman? I personally don’t see the Jets taking this route for a variety of reasons.
Sportsnet: Ken’s Mailbag. Starts with some thoughts of Ken on veteran Paul Stastny and then focusses on questions from fans including: 1) What are your predictions on the Jets protected list? 2) In order to protect Stanley, is there any chance the Jets gamble that Seattle won’t take Morrissey and his contract? 3) Do the Jets offer the Kraken a sweetener to not take Appleton?? 4) Will Winnipeg target a No. 1 defenceman in the off-season? 5) Is it time for a chance? 6) Jets depth at right wing? 7) What are your predictions for Kristian Vesalainen and David Gustafsson? 8) What is the latest on Bryan Little?
The Athletic Winnipeg: Winnipeg Jets final report card: Grading the forwards, from Nik Ehlers to Mark Scheifele to Pierre-Luc Dubois. (Paywall). With school ending now kids are getting their grades soon and Murat got out his red marker (presumably) to grade the Jets forward group.
Global News: Moving from downtown to the Iceplex. Colin and his group did a ton of work this season, work that for the most part, went unnoticed.