Note: 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.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets fly to Montreal with two first-rounders, and potential for fireworks. Scott gives you plenty to think about as Winnipeg could be ready to make a big splash (or not) at the Draft.
Sportsnet: Jets 2022 NHL Draft Preview: Cheveldayoff could make major move. Wieber gets you set ahead of a potentially very, very, very interesting few days in Jetsland.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets’ Rick Bowness, coaches, Wheeler, Dillon, NHL Draft: What we’re hearing. (Paywall). Murat is at the Draft and gives you the 411 on the Jets related scuttlebutt.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Topics covered include: 1) Chevy got perspective from Torts? Go figure. 2) GM listens to trade talk, but might not hear it. 3) Time to show Dubois Jets on right track.
Winnipeg Free Press: Hawerchuk legend looms large. (Paywall). Whether it is Rick Bowness or Scott Arniel there is a strong connectivity to the past here in Winnipeg and specifically to the legend that is Dale Hawerchuk.
TSN: What to expect from Canada’s teams as NHL off-season heats up. Includes a transcription of Sara’s Jets assessment from the other day.
Sportsnet: 32 Thoughts Podcast. A transcription of the chat between Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman discussing the hiring of Rick Bowness. This post also includes the audio if you wanna give it a listen.
TSN: Cheveldayoff on importance of using 14th pick this year rather than trading it. Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff discusses the process of how the team decides who to draft with the 14th pick in the first round, and the importance of making a selection this year rather than trading it away.
TSN: A ‘giraffe’ at times, Pickering brings plenty of upside to NHL draft. Plenty of Manitoba content in the Draft. It is weird that the Jets have been back long enough that kids getting drafted grew up as Jets fans.
Sportsnet: Predicting how Round 1 will unfold. He has the Jets taking Conor Geekie with the 14th overall selection and Jiri Kulich with the 30th overall spot. Couple of centres. What say you?
Sportsnet: ‘We know what the stakes are’: Savoie, Geekie navigated NHL draft year together. Folks in Winnipeg had the benefit of watching this dynamic duo and it will be interesting to see where they end up on Thursday.
Sportsnet: Meet The Future: Confidence and creativity are keys to Conor Geekie’s success. Let’s Meet The Future with projected first round NHL pick Conor Geekie, who comes from a family of athletes, as the Geekie path in hockey is one of storybook lore. He has all the talent, confidence and creativity to excel at the highest level.
Sportsnet: Meet The Future: How Matthew Savoie can change a game in a blink of an eye. Let’s Meet The Future with projected first round NHL pick Matthew Savoie, who took an unconventional path to the WHL, and also took his act south of the border to keep developing his game when the WHL went on hiatus during the 2020-21 season.