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Thursday, September 22nd Jets Papers (Breaking News - Jets make first 8 cuts)

Thursday, September 22nd Jets Papers

Jets cut 8 players from team today.

Winnipeg Free Press: Noel making plans for cutdown. Not surprising that the Jets are going to reduce their roster to a more manageable number.

Winnipeg Free Press: He’s an overnight sensation but a voice of reason. It’s a good thing that Hawerchuk is voicing his opinion as I’m not sure anyone else could curb the enthusiasm of the Jets fans and not get a harsh reaction. (well Ducky and IC’s own Richard Pollock who has a post [see below] on Scheifele today).


Winnipeg Free Press: Postma skating on bubble. As Ryan covered in yesterday’s On the Farm column, there just isn’t going to be room for this young Jets prospect barring injury.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets revved up. The fans will be buzzing for the entire season.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets love Mellchiroi’s upside. These young prospects should be happy that they aren’t being rushed to the NHL. A lot of them need the seasoning of another season in jr before they are ready to make an impact. Long term development for the franchise will see the benefit.

Portage Online: Local Jets player flying high after first win. Portage la Prairie’s Troy Bodie talks about playing in his first Jets game.

CBC: Winnipeg Jets are a true Hollywood story. This is a story not yet finished. While many Jets fans feel the happy ending (Jets return) has occurred, the true end is a parade which ends at Portage and Main and Winnipeg celebrating its first Stanley Cup victory. (of course it might take a few years for that to happen, but we can wait).

Winnipeg Sun: Scheifele’s a keeper. I think that it is premature to start making emotional decisions and IC’s Richard Pollock will have a post at 10 am today further to that point.

Globe and Mail: Keep fourth line on the bench. If you haven’t bookmarked Roy MacGregor’s column in the Globe and Mail, you are missing out.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets debut to include party at Forks. It is the meeting place in the city and an appropriate spot for Jets fans who will miss out on watching the game at the MTS Centre.

Illegal Curve: Winnipeg Jets Annual Magazine. We will be hosting a launch party October 12, 2011 at McNally Robinson in Grant Park Shopping Centre. RSVP by visiting the Facebook Event Page.


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Scheifele-ing Expectations

Mark Scheifele is the second coming of Dale Hawerchuk. At least that is the prevailing theme in Winnipeg these days. The Winnipeg Jets’ first round selection (7th overall) is everything you’d want a first round pick to be. He is mature for his age, unassuming and modest. In fact, he personifies what the City of Winnipeg is all about.


That makes him likeable. His play on the ice, at least thus far in training camp, makes him even more likeable. With only one season under his belt in the Ontario Hockey League, Scheifele has surprised many with his impressive rookie tournament, solid play in the team’s intra-squad scrimmage and, of course, his four-point performance in the first NHL game (exhibition or not) in Winnipeg featuring the name Jets in 15 years.

The youngster has demonstrated excellent poise, especially off the rush. He has soft hands, great vision and plays a mature game. His strengths have overshadowed his weaknesses, that being strength along the boards, first step and a tendency to sometimes try a pass that may be too cute—at least for the NHL level.

All of the above is fine and dandy. It is certainly encouraging but at the macro level there are many reasons why Scheifele should be returned to Barrie for another year playing under one of the greatest Jets of all-time, the aforementioned Dale Hawerchuk.

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Mark Scheifele is the second coming of Dale Hawerchuk. At least that is the prevailing theme in Winnipeg these days. The Winnipeg Jetsí first round selection (7th overall) is everything youíd want a first round pick to be. He is mature for his age, unassuming and modest. In fact, he personifies what the City of Winnipeg is all about.


That makes him likeable. His play on the ice, at least thus far in training camp, makes him even more likeable. With only one season under his belt in the Ontario Hockey League, Scheifele has surprised many with his impressive rookie tournament, solid play in the teamís intra-squad scrimmage and, of course, his four-point performance in the first NHL game (exhibition or not) in Winnipeg featuring the name Jets in 15 years.

The youngster has demonstrated excellent poise, especially off the rush. He has soft hands, great vision and plays a mature game. His strengths have overshadowed his weaknesses, that being strength along the boards, first step and a tendency to sometimes try a pass that may be too cuteóat least for the NHL level.

All of the above is fine and dandy. It is certainly encouraging but at the macro level there are many reasons why Scheifele should be returned to Barrie for another year playing under one of the greatest Jets of all-time, the aforementioned Dale Hawerchuk.

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very good article that is spot on!!

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Prospect Pulse: Michael Forney

In the realm of dark horse prospectís, Michael Forney may be one of those guys who you should have seen coming, but didnít. A 2006 3rd rounder (80th overall) by the Thrashers, Forney is a product of the Thief River Falls, MN high school hockey program.

A very promising high school player, Forney attempted to make the jump directly from the Thief River Prowlers to the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (with a 3-game pit stop in Des Moines of the USHL). As is evidenced by his very brief stay in Grand Forks, the transition was not smooth. Slowed by injuries, Forney never really adapted to the pace. Forney played (sparingly) in 19 games over two seasons with the Sioux, registering only 2 points. I recall one painful (to watch) sequence when the Sioux were hemmed into their own zone, with Forney on the left wing. He had numerous chances to clear, but was either stapled to the boards or just failed to get it out. The other team (I forget who) ultimately scored and Forney never saw the ice again. His body language in games and even in pre-game skates told a lot, he was just out of his element.


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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News

Winnipeg Jets Afternoon News

Note: We were down at the MTS Centre for practice and had a chance to catch up with Tanner Glass, Tim Stapleton, Ben Maxwell and Brandon boy Shayne Wiebe. We should have those 1 on 1's up on site later today.

CBC: Celebrating the NHL, Jets opening games. If you live in Winnipeg or anywhere close by, be sure to check out this all party which will be going on all weekend long.

Winnipeg Free Press: The Academy is now The Cheer. Perhaps this was because George Wendt (Norm from Cheers) was in the city all summer long. Regardless of that, the place will provide a good venue to watch Jets games.

Jets Nation: Jets the toast of Winnipeg. The city is brimming with positivity.

IceCaps News:

TheAHL.com: IceCaps unveil jerseys. More info on the Jets affiliate’s new jerseys. To see the new home and away jerseys being worn by Danny Williams and IceCaps forward Jason King, click here.

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