Note: Might today be the day the next play by play voice of the Jets be announced? On Thursday Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette indicated English play by play voice of the Habs on TSN 690 Dan Robertson is leaving for a TV gig but couldn’t say to which team. If it is Dan here are some of his greatest hits.
Note II: The Jets rookies played and lost to the Canucks rookies yesterday afternoon at the Young Stars Tournament in Penticiton. Today they will conclude the tournament with a game against the Flames rookies.
The Hockey News: Brad Lambert’s speed and skill are well-suited for the NHL. And this was before he scored in today’s Young Stars game but it is clear his offensive skills are high end.
Global News: Scheifele podcast comments add to eventful lead-up to season for the Jets. Kelly gives some of his thoughts/reaction to the chat Mark Scheifele had with Friedman and Marek on their 32 Thoughts podcast.
Winnipeg Sun: Lambert not concerned with noise; Scheifele opens up. Scott wrong about the Jets 2022 1st rounder and also provides some written context to the 32 Thoughts chat with Mark Scheifele.
The Hockey News: The Winnipeg Jets are broken. As you might expect folks outside the market don’t have a lot of faith in the local NHL club right now.
Sportsnet: Jets prospect Lucius pushing to make team’s roster for upcoming season. Dan Murphy caught up with Winnipeg Jets 2021 first round pick Chaz Lucius to speak about the difficult times during his injury, and the uncertainty of playing pro or juniors next year.
The Hockey News: Central Division. Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis break down the strengths, weaknesses and X-Factors for all eight Central Division teams.
Sportsnet: 32 Thoughts Podcast. With the news of the Jets restructuring their leadership group it was fortunate timing for Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek that they were having Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele on their 32 Thoughts Podcast. The conversation begins with Blake Wheeler but then delves into his summer, his plans for playing in Winnipeg, working with Adam Oates and much more.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show: Saturday Podcast. Lots covered on this weekend’s show including: The Jets restructuring the leadership group and removing the ‘C’ from Blake Wheeler. The Jets still needing Wheeler to be an effective player for them. Can young players step up to contribute for Winnipeg? Discussing the potential new play by play voice of the Jets. We also chatted with Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun.