Hey all! Here is our feature running Monday through Friday that will bring you up to date on what's going on in the media pertaining to the Winnipeg Jets and elsewhere in the NHL.
Here is what's in the news for Thursday, October 3, 2013:
Fighting is having its place in the NHL questioned lately so who better to ask about the importance of knuckle-chucking than a player who's career depends on it. That's right, Chris Thorburn opposes a ban on fighting; shock of all shocks. Ed. Note: The article sources quotes from a variety of Jets' players other than Thorburn. [Winnipeg Sun]
In which Craig Heisinger goes head-to-head with a moose. [Winnipeg Free Press]
Jim Matheson is buying the hype, touting defenceman Jacob Trouba as a player to watch: "Remember this rookie. Trouba scored the his team's fourth and tying goal in the third period of the Jets' 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night and should be on the list of Calder Trophy candidates as best first-year player in the National Hockey League come season’s end." [Edmonton Journal]
Around the NHL:
Our pal J.R. Lind welcomes us to Conference III. Join the arms race! [Conference III]
Unlike their NHLPA counterparts, three NHL General Managers have stated they want to eliminate fighting from the game. Huge points if you can guess all three. [SB Nation]