Winnipeg Free Press: Coach happy with Byfuglien’s performance, conditioning. Listening to coach Noel speak about Big Buff you can tell he appreciates what the defenceman does for his team. Big Buff has been excellent through 3 games for the Jets and provided Enstrom stays healthy, will be a tandem that Winnipeg will need to get into the post season.
ESPN: On the road to recovery. Pierre LeBrun takes a look at what the two recent wins mean for this team.
CBC: Showing muscle on the road. He is correct in saying that many pundits and fans looked at this road trip and realistically considered that the Jets could return to Winnipeg to face the Penguins 0-3.
Winnipeg Free Press: Victorious Jets savour flight home. The Jets handed the Capitals their first home opener loss in over a decade and deserve a lot of credit for playing an excellent road game. There is still room for improvement but overall coach Noel has to be pleased with the effort by this team.
Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg shows grit, better effort on road. Regardless of the results, if the Jets put in that type of effort, fans will be happy to support this team.
Winnipeg Free Press: Wild Winnipeg welcome. There is a reason the license plate says ‘friendly Manitoba’. The media like to swarm new players because the appetite in Winnipeg is so voracious for information on new players.
TSN: Road success a good building block. Missed this blog post by Dennis. An assessment of the road trip by the Jets.
Winnipeg Sun: Winning Southeast realistic goal for Jets. Oh boy. We’ve gone from the ‘sky is falling’ to possibly winning the Southeast. Well at least the Winnipeg Jets are keeping things interesting for the writers and their readers. Not a earth shattering revelation but we will have a much better idea of where this team will be come playoff time likely by the middle of February. For now, they just need to continue building on the successes.
Winnipeg Sun: Toby Enstrom off to flying start. You have to imagine that a healthy Tobias Enstrom coupled with Dustin Byfuglien will be racking up points on the Jets blueline this season. While last night’s 3 point effort was important, Enstrom adds stability to the defensive corps.
Illegal Curve: Jets on a Deadline – Jets 4 Capitals 2. Game recaps, coach Noel post game, video highlights and the NHL.com 3 Stars of the night.
ESPN: Nino Niederreiter wants trade. Not happy with his status on Long Island, despite the fact that the Islanders brass have told him they have future plans for him, and wants a trade elsewhere.
Globe and Mail: NHL hockey returns with huge U.S. TV ratings. Many anticipated that the ratings in the United States would fall due to the absence of hockey for a long period of time, but the fans have held strong and are continuing to support NHL hockey.
Globe and Mail: ‘No truth’ to rumours of Gretzky becoming Maple Leafs president. You always had the feeling that Toronto would do whatever they could to sign Gretzky. Wayne G might be the ‘Great One’ but he hasn’t shown this as an executive and regardless of the speculation, as of right now there has not been any confirmation that any offer was made.
Detroit Free Press: Tomas Holmstrom retires (video). A great team mate for his fellow Red Wings, I had the pleasure of watching Holmstrom live a number of times and he brought such an important element to his team. His retirement ceremony was 15 minutes of hilarity.
Calgary Herald: Flames legend addresses the troops ahead of critical game. You know what Lloyd Braun would say “Serenity now, insanity later”. Hopefully Lanny and his mustache are able to bring about some positive change for the Flames.