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Note: The Jets held a formal media availability with new Jets head coach Rick Bowness and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff on Monday. They also held informal scrums with Bowness and Cheveldayoff.

Note II: There were plenty of nuggets gleaned from the media availabilities including the fact that the Jets will not be holding a development camp after the Draft in Montreal. We also received confirmation that Scott Arniel will be an associate coach and the team is retaining goalie coach Wade Flaherty. Also head coach Rick Bowness confirmed that the team was trying to sign goalie Eric Comrie who is set to become a UFA on July 13th.

Note III: The attention now switches 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. Also we will be hosting a special edition Illegal Curve Draft Show so join us for round 1 coverage starting at 6 PM on our YouTube channel.

Jets news:

Sportsnet: Embracing second option label, Bowness aims to tap into Jets’ potential. He certainly displayed a lot of humility yesterday and a lack of ego knowing what Barry Trotz meant to many folks who follow the Jets. And he also displayed a confidence in his own abilities to help Winnipeg get back to where the organization feels they should be.

Winnipeg Sun: Bowness believes he can lead Jets to promised land. Implementing changes to the systems and getting players to buy-in will go a long way to getting this group back on track.

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Winnipeg Sun: Smooth-talking Bowness faces rough go with Jets. At the end of the day talk is cheap and he will be judged based on the results his team gets on the ice. 

Winnipeg Free Press: Bowness jumps into deep end. (Paywall). There isn’t just one area that is going to need some TLC. 

Winnipeg Free Press: Bowness ready to get Jets back on track. (Paywall). Was last year an aberration or a trend down? Guess we will know at this time next year.

theScore: Bowness vows to bring Jets back to playoffs. He isn’t back in Winnipeg for a rebuild. Good that he has expectations for himself and this club.

Jets video:

NHL Network: Former NHLer Mike Rupp talks about Winnipeg Jets off-season outlook. Rupp talks about the off-season outlook with a focus on the situation with Pierre-Luc Dubois.

TSN: Bowness on Jets: ‘the ingredients you need to win are here’Bryan Hayes, Gord Miller and Frank Corrado are joined by new Winnipeg Jets Head Coach Rick Bowness to discuss coming back to Winnipeg, the Jets roster, his coaching style and more.

TSN: How will Bowness’ hiring be received by Jets playersRick Bowness is known as a defensive specialist but how will his style mesh with the current Jets roster? TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson played under Bowness in Arizona and shared his thoughts on this and how Mark Scheifele might respond to the hire.

TSN: Will Winnipeg make any moves ahead of the draftNow that the Jets have named a head coach, the focus shifts to the players and management, Will Winnipeg be making many moves leading up to and during the draft? TSN’s Sara Orlesky has more.

TSN: Bowness sees ‘a lot of key ingredients’ in current roster that can bring Jets back to playoffsTSN Jets reporter Sara Orlesky spoke with new head coach Rick Bowness to share his views on the current roster, how last season’s disappointment will give the players a common motivation to turn things around, his coaching style and more.

Sportsnet: How will Bowness’ hiring help the Jets in their quest to return to the playoffsSean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe discuss the Jets’ hiring of Rick Bowness as the new head coach, how he will manage the locker room issues in Winnipeg, and how he can help the Jets get back to the playoffs.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve Hockey: GM Kevin Cheveldayoff informal media availability. Covered interviewing candidates, benefits to hearing from outside voices, whether he is having active trade conversations about Scheifele or Wheeler, what does he say to fans who are disappointed re: Trotz, has he started conversations or negotiations with his RFAs, report regarding Pierre-Luc Dubois and selling him on Wpg long-term and more.

Illegal Curve Hockey: Rick Bowness informal media availability. Covered Stastny’s comments, getting players to buy in, which players he has spoken with, his conversation with Mark Scheifele, developing a plan for Winnipeg this summer, what he learned in Tampa, his coaching staff and more.

CJOB 680: The Jim Toth Show. New associate coach Scott Arniel joined Jim to talk about returning to Winnipeg.

CJOB 680: Jets @ Noon. New head coach Rick Bowness spoke with Jim and Cam about his new role.

Draft video:

TSN: Jets should take Strathclair, MB native Geekie 14th overallWinnipeg has two picks in the first round, the first of which is 14th overall. TSN’s Director of Scouting Craig Button believes that the Jets should select Manitoba native Conor Geekie, and explains what makes the centre so special.

TSN: Winnipeg native Mateychuk should be Jets’ selection with 30th overall pickThe trade that saw Andrew Copp move to Broadway has proved to be fruitful for Winnipeg, as due to the Rangers’ run, the Jets now has New York’s first round pick. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button believes that Winnipeg native Denton Mateychuk fits the bill to help bolster the blue line.