With approximately three weeks to go before the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania, we thought it would be a good idea to kick-start our 2012 NHL Draft Coverage with a look back at the 2011 Winnipeg Jets Draft Class.
It was quite the exciting week as IC was able to send 1/2 our squad down to St. Paul, Minnesota to cover the 1st draft in Winnipeg Jets 2.0 history. Here are some of the pictures, interviews and thoughts from this past weekend. Sights & Sounds from the Draft – Covers Friday morning when the [...]
There were plenty of sound bytes provided for Winnipeg Jets fans on Day 2 of the NHL Entry Draft. Listen to our clips below from pick #78 Brennan Serville, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien & GM Kevin Cheveldayoff’s post draft comments. Brennan Serville after being picked #78 overall by the Winnipeg Jets More after the [...]
Day 2 at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft was an exciting day for us at Illegal Curve. Day 2 is more about business, and not so much about looking good for TV. The picks went by quickly and if you weren’t paying attention it was hard to keep up. Illegal Curve conducted various interviews throughout [...]
Question and Answer from the Media Scrum: MARK SCHEIFELE: You know, in the draft there’s always picks that aren’t expected. Some people go later. So for me to go early is definitely a dream come true of mine. I’m just so happy right now. Q. One year for you in the Ontario Hockey League, can [...]
The first draft pick in the new team’s history was made just a short while ago. The highlight was definitely True North’s Mark Chipman saying “who will make our first pick on behalf of the Winnipeg Jets……”, a moment that will stand out for a long time. Then GM Kevin Cheveldayoff went off the board and picked [...]
Illegal Curve ran into Los Angeles Kings Assistant GM Ron Hextall at the NHL Entry draft, and had the opportunity to ask him about LA’s recent trade to acquire Mike Richards. IC: How did the trade to acquire come about to acquire Mike Richards? Ron Hextall: Well, obviously our GM Dean Lombardi, talkin to Paul [...]
One of the Prospect Pulse columns from last week focused on who the Winnipeg franchise might call to the podium with the seventh overall pick on Friday. At the time, my best guess was Ryan Strome with an outside chance of Dougie Hamilton, Mika Zibanejad or a couple of others. As is often the case [...]