Jets & Affiliate news:
Winnipeg Free Press: Scheifele will be at Jets training camp. As Gary has been saying for awhile and confirmed by Tim, the Jets will bring the 2011 first round choice back to camp instead of sending him to his OHL squad.
Winnipeg Sun: What will the Winnipeg Jets look like when they hit the ice? Still so many questions remain as we get ready to enter a condensed training camp.
Winnipeg Free Press: End of lockout a “late Christmas present” says Kane. Lots of last minute flights are being purchased as players head to Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Slater sensed a deal was near. Let’s hope the optimism continues into the season. Wonder if Ez will be able to come up with a new nickname for his line.
Hockey’s Future: Jacob Trouba speaks following the Gold medal game. Jets fans are excited in the 2012 entry draft choice of the Winnipeg Jets. He finished the tournament with 9 points, which was first among defenceman and was voted to the All-Star team. (Video of Trouba from 1:12 t0 3:38).
Illegal Curve: What the Winnipeg Jets might look like with a 60 million dollar salary cap. Richard took a look at what the ramifications of the salary cap dropping to the $60.0 million range in year two of the prospective collective bargaining agreement (CBA). We welcome your thoughts on this article.
Swift Current site: Broncos take thrilling shootout win over ‘Canes. It was quite a night for the Jets 3rd round choice Adam Lowry (2011). He had 2 more goals (26 and 27th on season) as well as the shootout winner and has stretched his points streak to 17 games (16 g, 13 a).
Belleville Bulls site: Bulls muzzle Hounds 6-2. Austen Brassard, the Jets 5th round choice in 2011 had a goal and 3 assists to help his team roll past the Greyhounds.
TSN: Voynov the hero in overtime as Monarchs down IceCaps. Former IceCaps goalie Peter Mannino helped to defeat is old team in OT. One positive for St. John’s is that Carl Klingberg scored 2 goals in a losing cause.
Update: Lockout is OVER!!! Remis and Dave took over the TSN 1290 Radio station this morning (about 5 AM) as news broke across the country. Dave was joined in studio by Brian Munz and Rick Ralph. Drew from the IC show eventually joined the 4 person booth. Dave then took off as did Brian, but Richard and Ezra joined to add their voices to the discussion. We are happy to return to the topic of covering the Winnipeg Jets and not the CBA.
CBC: NHL, players’ union reach tentative deal to end lockout. Going back to writing NHL news and not CBA news. Happy Happy, Joy Joy.
TSN: Seven years later, what will Gary Bettman say? The standard platitudes will be voiced to try and win over the fans by both the owners and players. The proof will be in the pudding.
Toronto Star: League, NHLPA closing in on deal. It was another marathon day as the sides met for more than 15 hours. Today will prove to be a huge day as the two sides still must tackle some major issues.
National Post: Cautious sense of hope emerges from lockout negotiations. Both sides discussing playing a 50 or even a 52 game schedule.
Globe and Mail: Questions and answers regarding lockout. If you still can bear to read any more about the CBA here are some answers to questions you might have.
Toronto Star: Gretzky trade planted seeds for Team USA. In the past, US teams have been made up from the big 3 (Michigan, Minnesota and Massachusetts) but now we are seeing players from all across the United States, including California, Ohio, Florida and other non-traditional spots.
USA Today: USA beats Sweden for World Junior Championship Gold. The team playing the best hockey at the right time won this tournament. The Americans had excellent excellent goaltending in Gibson and rock solid defence. Kudos to coach Phil Housley for the win.