So, Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and estranged defenceman Jacob Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt apparently had one of the most talked about stairwell encounters since Kevin McAllister met the wet bandits on the stairs in Home Alone.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said the two chatted recently, with another NHL insider saying Chevy and Overhardt have had a chat about once a week on the status of the situation.
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Training camps open; intriguing questions in Winnipeg
It’s the day that many hockey fans have been eagerly anticipating. On Thursday, NHL training camps opened, and we are that much closer to the 2016-17 NHL season.
Sure, we were just treated to rookie tournaments around the league (including the Jets youngsters in Penticton) and we’ve had the tremendous World Cup of Hockey to satiate our appetites, but both are just teasers for the main event.
In Winnipeg, the Jets are coming into their most intriguing camp since their whirlwind move from Atlanta to Winnipeg five years ago.
Winnipeg Jets 2016 Training Camp Schedule and Rosters
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Intriguing story lines surround Jet players
After a summer that has seen a Blue Bombers resurgence, more playoff baseball for the Goldeyes, we now prepare for the spectacle that is the World Cup of Hockey, with seven Winnipeg Jets taking the ice for their respective teams.
It promises to be an entertaining tourney, with lots to offer from a national pride angle, to the new wrinkle of teams like Team North America, which is heavy on Jets content. While Jets fans don’t have much to cheer on nationally (strong team, but no Jets), many will adopt Team NA, while at the same time getting to see why someone like Dustin Byfuglien isn’t as much fun to watch when playing against your team.
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A lot to be optimistic about, but Trouba deal a huge question mark
After arguably the most important offseason in the short history of the reincarnated Winnipeg Jets, answers will start to flow on Oct. 13 at MTS Centre.
Most important? Thanks to a lottery ball, the Jets have a potential pure goal scorer for the first time since moving to Winnipeg. They also locked up the player they expect to be the franchise’s number one centre for years to come, and hopefully have gotten Jacob Trouba inked to either a bridge deal or a long-term mega deal.
Continue reading “Seven weeks and counting…”