Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers
Note: Reminder that if any Stanley Cup Playoff games go to overtime, we will be having our #ICOTpool contest. Similar to the #ICGWG contest in that you pick one player (total) from either team and @ tweet us (@illegalcurve) with your selection as well as the hashtag #ICOTpool. Winner gets IC Gear.
Note II: Stay tuned to Illegal Curve as we celebrate Winnipeg Jets Contract Week all week long. Richard will be breaking down some of the contracts and decisions that GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will need to make as he figures out his roster for the 2013-14 season. Second up, RFA Zach Bogosian at 10 AM CST.
Jets, prospect and World Championship news:
Winnipeg Free Press: Burmistrov wants out of Winnipeg. This doesn’t come as a big surprise. He likely wants top line minutes but hasn’t shown the production to merit same. But at the same time, this could simply be a ploy in the negotiations.
Winnipeg Sun: Trouba fits right in. Jets fans have to be salivating at the prospect of this young gun wearing the team jersey next season. All indications are the Jets stole him when they drafted him 9th overall last year.
Illegal Curve: RFA Analysis Bryan Little. The Winnipeg Jets have an interesting off-season upcoming in terms of their pending unrestricted and restricted free agents. In the first of a series of in-depth analysis, Richard looks at RFA Bryan Little.
– Lukas Sutter and the Saskatoon Blades take on Winnipegger Brendan Leipsic and the Portland Winterhawks.
Stanley Cup news:
Scores: Bruins 2 Rangers 1 | Sharks 2 Kings 1
Games: Penguins @ Senators
Bruins 2 Rangers 1 (Boston leads series 3-0):
Boston Herald: Torey Krug stirs echoes of Greg Hawgood.
Boston Herald: B’s take 3-0 series lead.
New York Times: Bruins take control of game and series.
Sharks 2 Kings 1 (Series tied 2-2):
San Jose Mercury News: It wasn’t easy, but Sharks get the win they needed over the Kings.
San Jose Mercury News: Goalie Antti Niemi barely breaking a sweat against Kings.
Los Angeles Times: Sharks hope they can finally live up Stanley Cup expectations.
Los Angeles Times: Kings’ last line of defense is shifting in playoffs.
Los Angeles Times: Kings discovering that the road to a repeat is tougher than expected.