Note: With Neal Pionk signed and sealed on Sunday attention moves back to Andrew Copp who had his salary arbitration hearing early on Sunday. The arbitrator award will be today and the number is in….2.28 AAV for the next two years.
Winnipeg Free Press: Lowball offer, arbitration hearing not necessarily beginning of the end for Copp and Jets. (Paywall). I was also a bit surprised that the two sides couldn’t avoid arbitration. Will Copp break the trend of players who go to salary arbitration and shortly thereafter are no longer playing for that same squad? Stay tuned to find out.
Jets defenceman Neal Pionk joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed his new two year contract with the Jets, his style of play and what he knows about his new team.
Murat Ates of The Athletic joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed Andrew Copp’s arbitration hearing, his role on the Winnipeg Jets next season, the expectations for the team and Neal Pionk’s new contract.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.