Note: The Trade Deadline for the Jets got started on Sunday night when the team re-acquired Mason Appleton, they traded Nate Beaulieu overnight, somewhat shockingly dealt Bryan Little‘s contract and Nathan Smith‘s signing rights in the morning, acquired Zach Sanford, then dealt Andrew Copp, traded away Nelson Nogier and ultimately extended Kristian Reichel. You can find links to each of those moves here and watch the media availability with Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff here.
Note II: Now that the Trade Deadline is out of the way it is time to resume focus on the regular season. The Jets are back in action today as they kick off four games at home starting with a re-match with the Golden Knights who they faced here last Tuesday. Morning skate gets underway at 10:30 AM so stay tuned for the pre-game report to get the full 411 ahead of the game. Puck drop is at 7 PM CDT and following the final buzzer we want you to join the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show (we will also be doing a Trade Deadline Recap show tonight).
Note III: The Moose got some players back (although we shall have to see if they were paper transactions or actual ones) with the news that the Jets had reassigned Kristian Reichel, Jeff Malott and Ville Heinola to their AHL club on Monday. They did that so as to maintain AHL playoff eligibility for the trio and for those wondering about Jets 2020 1st rounder Cole Perfetti due to a clause in the CBA he would not be available, although it may be moot as he isn’t healthy anyways so it is possible he wouldn’t have been able to regardless of eligibility. Today the Moose are scheduled to practice in Rockford as they continue their road trip getting ready for a game tomorrow night against the IceHogs.
Illegal Curve Hockey: Bryan Little picks up one final assist for the Winnipeg Jets organization. A class act through and through.
Sportsnet: Jets add and subtract at deadline as they try to stay in playoff race. Ken reacts to the news of the day on what was a somewhat unexpectedly busy one for Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and his staff.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets buy, sell at Trade Deadline swap meet. Scotty offers up his two cents on how things went for the local NHL club yesterday.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Paul wrote about a number of topics that came out yesterday including: 1) Jets didn’t shop Stastny. 2) Perfetti picks up second injury while rehabbing first. 3) Paper moves.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets half-ass their way through trade deadline. If you can’t tell Paul has some thoughts about yesterday’s Trade Deadline for Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Chevy walks fine line on deadline day. (Paywall). Mike also wrote about the big news day here in ‘Peg City.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets trade-by-trade analysis, from Andrew Copp to Bryan Little: ‘We didn’t want to be in this situation’. (Paywall). Murat goes trade by trade and breaks it all down.
ESPN: NHL trade grades: New York Rangers land Andrew Copp from Winnipeg Jets. Jets get a nice grade for this move.
Sportsnet: ‘Wasn’t a home run’ trade deadline for Jets’ GM Cheveldayoff. Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe broke down the moves that Winnipeg Jets’ general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff made ahead of the NHL trade deadline.
Sportsnet: Copp on what went wrong with Jets and reuniting with Trouba. Andrew Copp joined the Hockey Central panel to discuss his best memories as a Winnipeg Jet, reuniting with ex-teammate Jacob Trouba and what he can bring to the New York Rangers.
TSN: Cheveldayoff on bringing back Appleton, fielding calls for Copp. Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff joins James Duthie to explain his excitement to bring Mason Appleton back into the team and discuss the deal that sent Nathan Beaulieu to the Penguins. Cheveldayoff also spoke about fielding calls for Andrew Copp.
Illegal Curve: Ice Chips. Get all caught up from the week that was from the local WHL club.