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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers (Sat, Oct. 8th)

Just one more sleep. The secret life of a hockey hater. Jets look to Kyle Wellwood for leadership. 10 Jets to keep an early eye on. Noel wants to show team off. Winnipeg Jets go from darkness to spotlight’s glare. Jets’ shootout woes. Jets aim to turn fan fervor into wins. Jets prepare for takeoff. Jets recall Mick E. Moose. What will we do if the Jets win the Stanley Cup?

Globe and Mail:  Habs’ Pearn recalls time in WinnipegThis process has come full circle for many around the NHL.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Just one more sleepI’m not sure how much sleep anyone in this city is going to be getting over the next 48 hours.  Tonight nerves/excitement will keep most up and tomorrow, I’m guessing that there will be hundreds of thousands of Peggers partying till the wee hours of the morning.

Winnipeg Free Press:  That’s the spiritAs I said yesterday, this city doesn’t know how lucky they are to have the ownership group that they do.  Not only are they astute business men, but they display a passion for the game.

Globe and Mail:  Jets look to Kyle Wellwood for leadershipThis young Jets team is going to need the more mature Wellwood to provide some depth.
Jets and Preds Wellwood

Winnipeg Free Press:  The secret life of a hockey haterAs I suspected, even people without any interest in NHL hockey will be tuning in on Sunday.  If the NFL checks the ratings for the day they regularly own, I expect that they will be at an all-time low.

Winnipeg Free Press:  A big heart, a troubled mindRandy Turner gives some excellent insight into the life of #11, Rick Rypien.

Globe and Mail:  10 Jets to keep an early eye on30,008 eyes will be on this team for the entire season, and Jets fans won’t be limited to just paying attention to 10 guys.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets’ Glass can’t stand the sight of BruinsSeems like Glass learned what he needed from the Canucks over the past few seasons and will bring that culture of winning to the Jets.

Winnipeg Sun:  Noel wants to show team offCoach Noel genuinely seems enthused about his team.  At same time he still seems to be learning a lot about these guys, so expect some bumps along the way.

Globe and Mail:  Winnipeg Jets go from darkness to spotlight’s glareAfter hearing him interacting with the media the other day, the Jets Pavelec won’t have any problems being in the spotlight.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets’ shootout woesMy suggestion; use Burmistrov as he seems to be able to do anything with the puck.
Jets Training Camp Burmistrov shootout

Winnipeg Sun:  Pretty cool playing for both versions of the JetsOn a team full of centres it is nice to have a natural winger.  Jets aim to turn fan fervor into winsCan the Jets fans help the team?  Do you buy the notion that the Jets fans can act as the 7th player on the ice?

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets digital roundtableThe Sun beat writers take a stab at prognosticating the Jets upcoming season.

Globe and Mail:  What will we do if the Jets win the Stanley Cup I was at the IcePlex on Thursday watching the players as they gathered in the middle of the ice and I was wondering why they were practicing the saluteAnd while this team isn’t expected to win the Stanley Cup, I think the fans in this city will be beyond ecstatic if they can rip the playoff tickets our of their Jets season ticket binders.
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National Post:  Jets prepare for takeoff.   A great article by Bruce Arthur, who will be making a guest appearance on Sunday’s live from the MTS Centre Illegal Curve Radio Show.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets recall Mick E. MooseA nice way for True North to pay homage to the past, while at the same time providing young Jets fans with the fun of a mascot.

ECHL – Eagles News:

The Coloradoan:  Eagles still looking for 1st preseason winGood news was it was a sellout crowd, bad news they are still winless.