For those fans on the outside looking in, today was a chance for those on the wait list to get preferential treatment. Fans were given access to the Jets practice. It was a party atmosphere inside the MTS Centre as approximately 2500+ showed up to watch their team run drills.
Sean MacDonald is an instructor in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining. He will be contributing a regular column on Illegalcurve.com. His first article is about some of the current machinations of the NHL/NHLPA during the CBA negotiations.
A hockey roadtrip, why not! There is something quite exciting about supporting your team when they are on the road. Perhaps it is the thrill of an impending thrashing (hopefully only verbally and not physically) at the hands of the opposing teams fans whose arena you’ve invaded but as David Puddy said on Seinfeld, “you gotta […]
Recently The Hockey News did a Top 10 games to watch this season, which included two Jets games (Home Opener vs. Montreal and the December 1st game against the Coyotes) but THN based the order on the dates they appeared on the NHL calendar. With that theme of Top 10 in mind, Illegal Curve decided […]
In early July on The Illegal Curve Hockey Show (Sports Radio 1290 AM), Drew, Richard and I discussed (bickered?) whether or not we thought the Winnipeg Jets would be a playoff team this season. I was the only one on the show who thought the Jets would make the playoffs in 2011’12 and I’m going to use […]
Craig Heisinger has come a long way since the days of equipment manager for the Winnipeg Jets. Today was a special day for him as he was named Vice President of Hockey Operations & Assistant GM of The Currently Unnamed Winnipeg NHL Franchise. Deciding to start a career in hockey, is similar to moving to […]
We’re number 7! Well, the good news for Winnipeg/Manitoba hockey fans is that might mean the chance to draft the next Jeff Skinner for our new NHL franchise. Winnipeg/Manitoba will have the 7th overall pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday, June 24, 2011 and if last year’s 7th overall pick, […]
As most of you saw today Richard returned to Illegal Curve with a flourish and provided an in-depth analysis of the roster that will be arriving in Manitoba this summer/fall. Because it was so comprehensive we broke it into 5 sections. In case you missed any, here they are again, with links to the post. […]