Note: Yesterday was the second day of free agency and similar to opening day the Jets were limited to two moves and also saw a departure of a long-time prospect. The day unfolded as follows: Suess signed in San Jose | Jets signed Alex Limoges | Jets signed Kyle Capobianco. Could see some more additions today as well as some players for the Moose being announced. Stay tuned for that.
Note II: On the DailyFaceoff Rundown podcast insider Frank Seravalli was asked about the Jets and free agency. His response touched on Jets captain Blake Wheeler and the team’s reluctance to retain salary in a potential trade.
Note III: Reminder to join us tomorrow on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show starting at 9 AM as we recap the moves made by the Jets to date in free agency, continue to look at the roster composition and more.
Winnipeg Sun: Rittich looks to rebound with Jets. He was forthcoming during his chat on Thursday and it will be interesting to see where things settle when it comes to how many starts he gets in Winnipeg, which wasn’t a number he was planning on sharing.
Global News: Jets’ new backup goalie Rittich looking for opportunity to rebound. After two 20+ win seasons in Calgary things have fallen off for the goalie from Czechia but he sounds like he is excited at the prospect of getting back on track.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets new keeper looking for a bounceback season. (Paywall). Can he get back to being ‘Big Save’ Dave? That is the question.
The Hockey News: Are the Canadiens and Jets Working On a Pierre-Luc Dubois Trade? Lots of speculation which Montreal GM Kent Hughes was asked about yesterday during a media availability. His response according to Eric Engels of Sportsnet was “says he can’t comment on another team’s player. Asked if he’d be interested, he said they would always be interested in any player that’s a big, established centre in the NHL.”.
AHL.com: ‘Underdog’ Alex Limoges proving he can compete. This article is from April but get to know one of the newest faces in the Jets organization.
Jets official site: First media availability with Winnipeg Jets goalie David Rittich. After signing a one-year deal with the Jets new goalie David Rittich held his first media availability.
Sportsnet: Every Kyle Connor goal from the 2021-22 season. Number 81 scored 47 times last season.
The Rod Pedersen Show: Jets in free agency and next season. This was released on Thursday but was recorded in advance of free agency getting underway.