Toronto Sun: Jets jerseys to be unveiled today. Another day to mark off on your calendar. Be sure to pay attention to @illegalcurve all day as we (ICdave and mremis) will be live at 17 Wing for the jersey reveal and will be tweeting and interviewing Jets players to get their feedback on the new uniforms. Any guesses as to whom will be modelling the new uni's? Here are the 2 counterfeit examples that were seized by the RCMP. It should be interesting to see how close they are to the real thing.
Around the NHL:
Mlive: Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller happy to keep grinding. This is why the Red Wings are always so successful, because they can convince guys to adopt roles and play them perfectly.
CBC: Flyers’ Holmgren stable after bike crash. Having seen a few bike crashes in my day, I can attest to the fact that these injuries can be quite horrific. Sounds like the Flyers’ GM is gonna be ok.
The Tennessean: Predators revamp glass, boards. Safer for players and better for fans sounds perfect to me.
North Jersey: Henrik Lundqvist excited about regular season start. As someone who picked the October 24th Jets game against the Rangers, I too am excited to see King Henrik come to Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets unveil official new jerseys. After all this waiting, people are ecstatic that there is finally a sweater with which to honour the new team.
NHL.com: New Jets jerseys, ceremony evoke military feel. It certainly did have that type of feel and a big thank you to the men and women of RCAF 17 Wing for all their help in putting this event on. Only thing missing was a fly over.
CBC: Winnipeg Jets unveil new jerseys. I would suggest that the jerseys certainly achieved True North's stated goal.
"Our desire was to authenticate the name and make it as meaningful as we possibly could," said Jets co-owner Mark Chipman.
"In my view, the best way to do that was to draw a connection to the rich history that our city has enjoyed with the air force, particularly with 17 Wing," he added.
The Province: A Nation exhales as the Winnipeg Jets finally release their jerseys. While it is nice to know that people across Canada have been pulling for the city of Winnipeg, expect that nationally love to diminish once the season gets underway.
IC's Coverage of the Reveal:
Pictorial Summation of the Day at 17 Wing. If you want to feel like you were in attendance take a gander at some of these pictures.
Reactions to the Winnipeg Jets Jersey with Eric Fehr. He might be recovering from injury but it hasn't curbed his enthusiasm for the Jets new jersey.
Reactions to the Winnipeg Jets Jersey with Mark Stuart. Speaking of enthusiastic, this new Jet seems very happy to be in Winnipeg.
Reactions to the Winnipeg Jets Jersey with Reebok Designer Dominique Fillion. He explained about the tight time lines and how the True North ownership took a very involved role in the process.
Reactions to the Winnipeg Jets Jersey with GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. The Jets GM was quite excited with the reveal, including describing the moment he saw the players stepping out of the C-130 Hercules as "sending a chill down his spine".
Other Jets News:
ChrisD.ca: Win a signed Andrew Ladd photo. Pretty simple contest for those of you who want a chance to win the Jets 1st captain's autograph.