Note: We are now in the quiet stretch of time which silence may be broken with news of a signing of the remaining RFAs (Kupari, Stanley & Chisholm) as well as a potential free agent or two.
NHL.com: Vilardi ‘super grateful the Jets believe in me’ after signing contract. It will be a good chance for both sides to get to know the other before they decide if they want to make this relationship a more significant one.
Sportsnet: NHL Power Rankings: Which teams are on the rise at the mid-summer mark? Goodbye mushy middle as the folks at Sportsnet don’t think the moves made to date are going to have a big impact on Winnipeg next season.
Illegal Curve Hockey: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Nate Thompson retires. After a long 14 season career in the NHL, including one season in Winnipeg, the Anchorage, Alaska has announced his retirement from the game.
PQBNews Podcast: A conversation with Winnipeg Jets goalie and Stanley Cup Champion Laurent Brossoit. The Jets netminder joined Peter McCully to discuss his winning the Stanley Cup, what he’ll do with his day with the Cup, growing up in BC, his goaltending idols, costs of playing net, when he realized he could make a career as a goalie, difficulty in having played in so many places, getting drafted by the Flames, goalie parity/how he keeps improving, his workout schedule, impact of Sean Burke in Vegas, signing with Winnipeg, does he see a shot at being the number one goalie with the Jets, looking forward to prairie winters again, his offseason plans, advice for young goalies.
The Winchester Star: After strong year in Manitoba, Limoges looking for NHL impact with Caps. Alex Limoges was the leading scorer for the Moose and he’s looking to crack the Capitals lineup next season. He sounds like he wanted to return but the organization chose to go in a different direction.