Winnipeg Free Press: Eight Jets have Oly possibilities. Quite the international flavour on the Jets as a number of players have been invited. When cuts are made the number to make the final Olympic roster will most certainly not be eight.
Illegal Curve: Anthony Peluso signed to two year deal. Just when we thought all the action was done for the day, Winnipeg announced late on Monday that they had come to terms with the pugilistic Anthony Peluso.
Winnipeg Sun: A Little closer to cap with $23.5M deal for centre. Considering the state of the Jets currently at centre ice, many were glad to have this big need filled.
Illegal Curve: Bryan Little conference call. The Jets held a conference call with their centre and we have the full audio for those who missed it. You can also read some of the comments that we transcribed. Proponents of this city will appreciate the comments that Little made during the call.
Winnipeg Sun: American execs pay big compliment to Jacob Trouba with Olympic camp invitation. While it is nice that he will gain some valuable experience going to camp it should be understood that the US brain trust has also invited other young US born players such as Nashville’s Seth Jones and Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk to name a couple. In our post we have a link to the full list of all 48 players invited to the American camp to be held August 26-27 in Virginia.
Winnipeg Sun: Captain Andrew Ladd thrilled to be in Olympic team mix. While he is going to face an uphill climb to make a stacked Canadian team, especially with his skill set, it is nonetheless quite the honour to be asked to play for your country.
Illegal Curve: Andrew Ladd conference call. The captain spoke with media after it was announced that he would be heading to Calgary for orientation camp. Also spoke about the new members of the Jets.
Globe and Mail: Devils agree to one-year contract with Jagr. Count me as someone who is glad the 41 year old is still playing. Then again, I have a tendency to live in the past.
Toronto Star: Tim Leiweke wants to end sight of empty seats when puck drops at Air Canada Centre. He is in some hot water with fans over what many see as his slighting the history of the Leafs teams from years past. His counter is he wants to change the focus to today’s team and switch the mentality of fans who are currently filling his arena.