Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers,Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers on November 1, 2012 — 4 Comments

Note:  Today is the first day of Movember.  During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.  If you’d like to help the Illegal Curve team as we raise money and awareness you are welcome to do so;  Dave, Ezra & Drew.  Things kick off in Winnipeg with a big shave off starting at 2:30 pm today at Rudy’s downtown.

Jets, Affiliate & local news:

Muse:  IceCaps meet Admirals in a spooky series. The Caps were very good at sweeping series last season, so this early trend of splitting is likely worrisome for coach McCambridge and company.

Reporter Herald:  Colorado Eagles seeing plenty of players from St. John’s in 2012-13Not surprisingly the lockout in the NHL is causing a downward effect of AHL talent to the Jets ECHL club.

CBA news:

Winnipeg Sun:  NHL taking fans and their money for grantedWith hardcore hockey fans this is expected but the long term ramifications for the fair weather fans will be interesting.

National Post:  Fans should make NHL pay if Winter Classic is cancelledWhy should the Winter Classic matter to a Winnipeg Jets or any other fans?  Sure they will likely watch the game, but I a bit mystified as to why this game should matter more than the 10+ home games NHL fans have already lost.  The Winter Classic is a money maker for the league and players not the fans, so why should they give a hoot if it is cancelled?

Globe and Mail:  Seeds of the lockout sown seven years ago and for that, both sides are to blameHe is absolutely right.  Both sides are to blame.  Show up to the bargaining table without any preconditions and start the negotiations.  The current level of intransigence by both sides is practically criminal.

TSN:  Could NHLers be fired if they get hurt playingNot exactly cheap to have your contract insured but worth the price in order to ensure that if you get injured you have some back-up.

NHL news:

Toronto Star:  Hockey Night in Canada book looks back at 60 years of NHL broadcastingIf you are looking for a holiday gift this seems ideal for any hockey fan.

CFL news:

Illegal Procedure: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Papers. If you are a fan of CFL football, check out our other site, which gives you all the latest Bombers & CFL news. Talk today focuses on the things that can be done to fix the Bombers.

Illegal Procedure:  ‘Interim’ tag removed and Tim Burke named 29th Head Coach of Winnipeg Blue BombersDo you like this move by the Bombers?

Illegal Procedure:  Season on the Brink – RegressionIt has been a banner year…in terms of steps backwards.

  • http://twitter.com/dhfromkw Dan Heaford

    Why should Jets fans care if the Winter Classic is cancelled? Well I bought tickets through the Random Draw and I’m sure I would not be the only Winnipegger going. I’d be willing to bet fans from all thirty markets would have been in attendance to soak up the biggest hockey game in history.

  • http://twitter.com/ICdave ICdave

    To slightly dial back my above comment, I can understand why it would matter, as in your situation you were obviously prepared to go to the game. However the vast majority of Manitobans will likely be a lot more upset by the fact that 19 Jets home and away games have been cancelled so far.

  • KN

    I give a hoot about the impending early (that is, long before the logistical drop-dead date) cancellation _because_ of the huge sum of fans’ and sponsors’ money the NHL is willing to lose, just to avoid the appearance of allowing the players to have any leverage. This decision will show that the owners care more about not giving in to the players than they do about league revenue; if they truly wanted to salvage a season, they wouldn’t be so quick off the mark to turn off this source of revenue. The owners are demonstrating that they won’t be biased around by the players, or by Fehr, or even by their own self-interest in the form of league profits. How does one negotiate with people who rank their reputation for ballsiness above their own economic interest?

  • KN

    Damn autocorrect and my clumsy fingers! “Biased” above should read “bossed” around.