Note: It was a slow day 4 of training camp yesterday in Winnipeg on Sunday although there was some injury updates from coach Rick Bowness on Brad Lambert, Wyatt Bongiovanni and Morgan Barron which you can read here.
Note II: The playing group flew to Edmonton on Sunday morning to kick off the pre-season with a game against the Oilers which they lost 4-0. The biggest news from the game came before the puck even dropped as it was announced by Dan Robertson, that he is the new play by play voice of the Winnipeg Jets.
Note III: The team is off today. They return to the ice on Tuesday as they get set to play the Senators later that night in Winnipeg.
Sportsnet: David Gustafsson’s smart play helps him stand out in Jets’ loss to Oilers. Given that he is no longer waiver exempt the Jets are gonna need him to seize a spot on the roster and if he can stay healthy there is no reason he shouldn’t be able to as he brings with him a strong skillset that Winnipeg will be able to utilize.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets shut out by Oilers in pre-season opener. Scott gives you his thoughts on the first game of the pre-season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Insights from a meatless loss. (Paywall). Not sure how Jeff came up with ten points to discuss about that game given how lacklustre it was but sure enough he did in his game thoughts column.
Edmonton Journal: Dylan Holloway shines as Oilers stop Jets 4-0 in preseason opener. He really seemed to be flying for the Oilers last night. Check out this view of the game from a writer who covers the Jets opponent.
Steve Dangle Podcast: Are the Winnipeg Jets in trouble this season? Steve, Jesse and Adam discuss the Winnipeg Jets decision to strip Blake Wheeler of the captaincy and whether or not any of them believe this team has what it takes to make the playoffs in the 2022-23 NHL Season.
TSN: Bowness says Jets are adjusting to his system: ‘We’re making progress’. Rick Bowness was named head coach of the Winnipeg Jets on July 3, and will get his first taste of game action when the Winnipeg Jets take on the Edmonton Oilers in pre-season action. He spoke about how the players are adjusting to his system.
Illegal Curve Hockey: Saturday show/podcast. Lots covered including: 1) Jets play by play voice mystery. 2) Training camp in Winnipeg. 3) Opportunity for young defencemen/getting more offence from the backend. 4) Roster spot battles at forward. 5) Jets adaptation to playing new systems. We also spoke with Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg and former NHLer turned analyst Marty Biron.