Note: The Jets made it official on Sunday announcing that Rick Bowness would be the next head coach of Winnipeg. Today the newest bench boss and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will speak so stay tuned for that which we will have covered. Update: You can watch it in full here.
Note II: The attention will now switch to the 2022 NHL Draft which takes place in Montreal on Thursday July 7th and Friday July 8th. A reminder that the Jets have two 1st round picks (14th overall and 30th overall), one 2nd round pick, one 3rd round pick, one 6th round pick and one 7th round pick.
TSN: All eyes on Winnipeg. Just a quick hits column breaking down some of Darren Dreger‘s comments about the local NHL club.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets make Bowness hire official, 67-year-old becomes third head coach in 2.0 era. Who says you can’t go home again?
Winnipeg Free Press: Bowness hiring ends hunt for Jets head coach. (Paywall). Mike reacts to the news becoming official.
Global News: Jets reach into past, hire Rick Bowness as next head coach. What’s old is new again.
Sportsnet: 32 Thoughts. Interesting comment about Brenden Dillon (#13) as the Jets could look to open some space on the left side. Also talks about Wheeler, Dubois and Wheeler. As well he mentions that long-time Winnipeg amateur scout Max Giese will be heading to CAA as an agent. He did a lot of excellent work finding players for the Jets in college.
NHL Network: Former NHLer Mike Rupp talks about Jets head coach Rick Bowness on NHL Network. Some insight into the news bench boss from Mike Rupp.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show: Saturday Podcast. Topics covered included the news that the Jets have hired Rick Bowness to be their next head coach. The process of hiring a head coach in Winnipeg. What is going to happen with Pierre-Luc Dubois? Questions surrounding the Jets roster heading into next season. The Jets having two 1st rounders at next week’s Draft in Montreal. Long-term and short-term plans for the Jets. We were joined by draft expert Chris Peters of DailyFaceoff.