Globe and Mail: Winnipeggers on emotional rollercoaster. It has been one of the best summers in my entire life living in Winnipeg. Bug free, beautiful weather, the return of the NHL, the Bombers are crushing the competition and a new stadium is being built. Let’s hope this rollercoaster ends with a Bomber Grey Cup and a successful NHL season.
National Post: End of August garage sale. An always humourous article by Down Goes Brown, and I’m sure people in Winnipeg would love to see Selanne in a Jets jersey as well as Guns N Roses back together.
Winnipeg Free Press: Hockey a real deal here. The city is pumped and Chris Mason is one of the first recipients of our famous hospitality.
Toronto Sun: Mason first Jet to land. Peggers’ are hoping he and Pavelec will make a dynamic tandem next season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Up close and personal with Randy Jones. Introducing another Jets player to fans.
More on Rypien wanting to help others and Chris Mason’s 1st skate. From ‘Around the NHL’ a Sutter heads North, Crosby future watch, Blackhawks want a better start and Hall ready to dominate. All this and more after the jump.
Montreal Gazette: Rypien wanted story to help others battling depression. Let’s hope that some good can come from this and it isn’t forgotten during the next news cycle.
CBC: Jets goalie takes 1st skate. Our favorite Jet was on the IC Radio show last night talking about his experience.
Around the NHL:
Edmonton Journal: Oilers hire Duane Sutter as a scout. Changing sides? A Sutter moving North. Seems like treason.
Globe and Mail: Mystery shrouds Crosby’s future. Let’s hope for the league’s sake he is ready to go when the season starts.
Chicago Daily Herald: Blackhawks expect a much better start. Even though people in Winnipeg are hoping for the Jets now, fans still pull for Hawks captain Jonathan Toews.
TSN: Hall uses lengthy break to prepare for sophomore dominance. I saw him play the Wings and while he (and the rest of the Oilers) looked young, you could see the type player he could develop into.