Note: Reminder that the arbitration hearings for Neal Pionk (August 13th) and Andrew Copp (August 26th) are scheduled although both sides can continue to negotiate new deals.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Dylan DeMelo on Brenden Dillon, Nate Schmidt and the emotions of Seattle exposure. (Paywall). Murat caught up with the thoughtful Jets defender to discuss the expansion draft and more.
The Athletic: NHL power rankings: Our brand new, offseason-friendly 1-32 list. (Paywall). They’ve got the Jets in the seventh spot.
Sportsnet: Oilers sign Darnell Nurse to eight-year, $74M contract extension. Weee bit of cake handed out by Edmonton to secure their top defender.
Sportsnet: How bad teammates can disrupt dressing rooms, team chemistry. This is from a few days ago but an interesting read nonetheless.