The Winnipeg Jets prospects put in a solid effort for the second straight night but didn’t get the result they wanted Monday to close out a tournament of NHL hopefuls in Belleville, Ont.
The Jets prospects were edged 2-1 by the Ottawa Senators in the last game of the 2019 Rookie Showcase. Our Jason Bell has the full story.
Also Monday, Mike McIntyre had a one on one chat with Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck. You’ll recall he bailed on garbage bag day in April so we truly haven’t heard a peep from him since the season ended.
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In today's FlightClub, we include Doug Brown's column on the Banjo Bowl — the type of content typically sent out in Playbook.
— Sports editor Steve Lyons
- 'I'm excited to get after it': Hellebuyck eager to right last season's wrongs
- Lacklustre: Jets prospects don't shine bright enough to beat Sens
- Perreault happy to stick around: With Laine and Connor still not signed, veteran forward could see more ice time
- Doug Brown: Bombers show the value of 'next man up'
What we're reading
- Ken Campbell: Phil Kessel is an interesting cat for the Desert Dogs and will be missed by Crosby in Pittsburgh (The Hockey News)
- Cream of the crop: ESPN's Greg Wyshynski gives his All-Decade Team for all 31 NHL clubs
- A masterful blend of patience and opportunism: Other NHL teams could learn from Hurricanes’ great offseason (NBC Sports)
- Stephen Brunt: Andreescu’s storybook U.S. Open run stands alone in Canadian sports lore (Sportsnet)
In case you missed it
- New season, fresh approach: Jets centre Mark Scheifele puts last season's troubles behind him
- Andrew Berkshire: Jets likely flying into turbulence after losing half of top-six D-men
- Report for duty: The Jets open their 2019-20 training camp this week with first on-ice workouts slated for Friday. The team's first pre-season game is Monday in Edmonton vs the Oilers.
- New kids on the block: The Winnipeg Ice open their first season when they play in Brandon on Friday, Sept. 20. The two teams then play on Saturday in Winnipeg for the Ice's home opener. Both games are at 7:30 p.m.