Winnipeg Sun: Fans overwhelm Jets prospects. Over 1000 people showed up on probably one of the last extremely hot days left in the summer to watch a group of rookies practice for an hour. Speaks volumes about the hockey market. Or perhaps people just wanted to get out of the heat.
Winnipeg Free Press: No. 1 pick Scheifele shows off his skills. The fact that he was noticeable will have Jets fans breathing a sigh of relief for the Jets off the board first overall pick.
Winnipeg Sun: Klingberg steals the media spotlight. He seems to be a walking quote machine, which the press loves.
After the jump the Jets rookies worked up a sweat yesterday while Gregoire eyes a roster spot. In ‘Around the NHL’ news Stillman retires, five Canucks prospects to watch and Bolts coach expects intensity right out of the gate.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets rookies work up a sweat at MTS Centre. Talk about providing players with an environment in which you have to be able to swim when thrown in the deep end.
Winnipeg Sun: Gregoire eyeing Jets roster spot. As Richard said on the IC radio show yesterday, he is going to be one of the oldest guys playing and should be able to use that to his advantage.
Around the NHL:
NHL.com: Ten years later, 9/11 still resonates in hockey. I cannot believe that it has been 10 years since 9/11. The Kings plan to honour 2 of it’s own, Director of Pro Scouting Garnet “Ace” Bailey and scout Mark Bavis who were aboard United Flight 175.
Miami Herald: Stillman retires, stays in Panthers organization. Surprised the Hurricanes didn’t try and recruit him in this capacity.
The Province: Five Canucks prospects to watch. Still can’t believe the Canucks signed an affiliation deal with the Chicago Wolves.
St. Petersburg Times: Coach Guy Boucher seeks intensity when Bolts open camp. When you get as close as these guys did to making the Stanley Cup Finals, you can’t afford to take your foot off the gas.