Note: Some late afternoon news on Thursday as Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported that Moose head coach Pascal Vincent is heading to Columbus to join the Blue Jackets coaching staff. Manitoba confirmed the news this morning as did Columbus who indicated they signed him to a three year contract.
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The Athletic Winnipeg: Analyzing the Jets’ offseason depth chart: Free agency needs, prospect opportunities, Kraken bait and more. (Paywall). Murat first looks at how the Jets are set up for the 2021-22 season including their strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets lose long-time coach Vincent to Blue Jackets. The word lose is certainly apropos after all the good he did with the crop of prospects he has had the chance to help mold the last five seasons with the Moose.
The Athletic Columbus: Pascal Vincent leaving Winnipeg to become Blue Jackets assistant coach under Brad Larsen: report. (Paywall). Portzline covers the Blue Jackets and wrote about the team’s newest (although still unconfirmed) hire. Includes quotes from former Moose and Jets bench boss Claude Noel.
Sportsnet: NHL’s Top 15 RFAs of 2021: Latest rumours and reports. No Jets crack the main list although a few (Copp, Pionk) are on the list as notables. Lots of interesting tidbits.