Note: Reminder that the prospects are at the MTS IcePlex again today. Group A hits the ice at 9:30 am and Group B at 11 am.
Winnipeg Free Press: Almost ready for prime time? Ed looks at three Jets prospects who could be ready to make the jump to the NHL.
Winnipeg Free Press: Former Jet weighs in on Winnipeg’s allure. Quite the environment back in the 80s when Dale Hawerchuk and company ruled this city.
Illegal Curve: Jets trade Jordan Samuels-Thomas to Sabres. Last last night word broke that the Jets and Sabres made a trade. Buffalo has until August 15th to sign him or he will become a free agent.
Winnipeg Sun: Adam Lowry hopes to give Jets tough decision to make at training camp. He has continued to develop since he was selected 67th overall back in 2011. Will this be the year he makes the jump?
Winnipeg Sun: Hawerchuk can’t see why Jets’ Evander Kane would want out of Winnipeg. There are always going to be players who are happy with their situation and those who are not. We will see what happens with the young BC product.
Sportsnet: Kane, Winnipeg arriving at breaking point. It seems like we have been here before so is this in fact the final straw or is it simply another blip on the screen that will end up being a few days on the news cycle and not much else?
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless (audio). The guys spoke with Matt Sekeres of the Team 1040 Vancouver who did the interview with Evander Kane which sparked the controversy, and who gave the guys
his thoughts on the situation.
MyToba.ca: California dreamin. Scott writes about the 99th overall selection in this year’s entry draft about his journey from Cali to Portland to Winnipeg.
Day 3 of Development Camp Replay:
Illegal Curve: Coach Hawerchuk (audio). How did opportunity come about to get involved in Jets Development Camp? Any misgivings about drawing attention due to his past success? Is there still a development opportunity for him as a coach? Would he like to coach in the NHL someday? Would he like to come back to Winnipeg at some point in his career? What kind of satisfaction does he get from seeing Mark Scheifele take that next step? How was he able to transition into a successful coach? What is the biggest thing he teaches kids at the junior level on how to take the next step? Biggest change in prospects in today’s game? What does he say to players who don’t want to come to Winnipeg? Was it a problem back in the 80?s with players not wanting to be here? How important will winning impact this? Level of guidance that players receive in today’s game.
Illegal Curve: Jack Glover (audio). First impression so far? How does it feel like he fits in? Camp is about finding out where you are at and what you need to do. What does he think the things he needs to work on? Does he know anyone here? What has stood out so far? What has life been like since he was drafted? What is it like seeing himself in Jets gear? Does the craze in Winnipeg drive him? What has been the off ice been like? Learning about diet.
Illegal Curve: Nic Petan (audio). What is the difference coming to camp this year? How has he changed in the last year? Does he notice differences in his day to day approach? On being a vet. Does he have any goals/targets this season? Expectations. Does it help him? What is summer like when he’s played so much hockey? Does he watch the NHL and see how his game could fit in the pros? Is there more to his game than simply being “offensive”? What has Mike Johnston meant to his career? Fortunate to have been coached by someone of his caliber? What has he thought about the talent on the ice? Has he ever had people tell him “he’s too small”? What does he say to them? Does it make him more physical?
Illegal Curve: Adam Lowry (audio). Impressions a couple of days into camp. How much more comfortable is he now? Helping make the younger prospects feel comfortable. What sort of activities have they been doing off the ice? How close does he feel that he is to making the Jets lineup? Injury talk. Excited at opportunity with the Jets. What was IceCaps run like and what did he learn? Where does he see himself next fall? If there is one part of his game he’d like to improve on what is that? How was his adjustment to the pace of the pro game? Having to grab a spot on the roster. What has Coach McCambridge meant for his development? Easy coach to talk to?
Illegal Curve: Camp Guide. If you’d like to know which player is in which group or what numbers they are wearing we have you covered.