Note: There are still plenty of RFAs in need of a new contract and some of those contracts could get done this week. Perhaps the Jets will also announce the additional assistant coaches that will be added to the bench.
Note II: According to added some more Finnish flavour to the organization on Tuesday signing Saku Maenalanen to a one-year contract.the Jets
The Athletic Winnipeg: Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele and the Winnipeg Jets’ fading dream of two top centres. (Paywall). Remember the fan fare when the Jets dealt away a pure goal scorer like Patrik Laine but the prevailing wisdom was you required centre depth to win the Stanley Cup. The Jets may soon face themselves with an absence of both.
Daily Faceoff: Woe Canada: Why it’s harder than ever for Canadian NHL teams to win the Stanley Cup. It is somewhat surprising that the NHL still doesn’t factor in things like tax advantages or cost of living in terms of trying to equalize markets.
The Hockey News: Speculation continues to link Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Canadiens. This does feel like a big build up for nothing. I have a sneaking suspicion this may just peter itself out as we enter the dog days of summer.
ESPN: NHL teams with holes remaining after the first wave of free agency. No surprise that the Jets made the list.
Buffalo News: To Eric Comrie, the Sabres’ net is the opportunity he’s waited to get his whole career. Another good article about the former Jets netminder.
TSN: Is Pierre-Luc Dubois trying to work his way to Montreal? Bryan Hayes, Jonas Siegel and Dave Feschuk discuss Pierre-Luc Dubois’ agent Pat Brisson’s comments about him wanting to play in Montreal just weeks after saying he wants to test free agency in a couple of years.
Le Support Athlétique: Discussing Pierre-Luc Dubois, the Jets and the Habs. Over 37 minutes of Jets discussion with Murat joined Habs writers Marc Antoine Godin and Arpon Basu to chat.
TSN 1050 Toronto: 30 for 30 Canadian Cup Drought Ranks. Bryan Hayes, Dave Poulin & Jonas Siegel rank which fanbases across the Canadian NHL franchises have the most to gripe with over the 30 year Stanley Cup Drought in Canada.
Illegal Curve: Moose sign Isaac Johnson to one-year deal, confirm terms of Evan Cormier & Thomas Caron deals. Three familiar faces will be back in antlers for the 2022-23 season.