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Latest Jets news.

Note:  After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as the site is updated we notify you via twitter @illegalcurve and Facebook.

Kane news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Kane to have surgery, will be out for the season.  Tim sums up some of the insanity we experienced this morning at the MTS Centre.

Photo Credit:  Colin Jensen

Photo Credit: Colin Jensen

Winnipeg Sun:  There’s no conspiracy: Kane’s agent.  Kane’s agent has been making the rounds with print media and on the radio to cover his player’s position as any good agent would do.  It is up to you as a reader to decide if you buy what they are selling.

Winnipeg Sun:  Kane to miss 4-6 months.  Hope you have some time cause Ken breaks it down in this article.

Times Columnist:  Forward Kane to undergo shoulder surgery, out 4-6 months.  The CP article from Stephen Whyno that include quotes from Kane’s agent.

TSN:  Dreger Report – Any takers for injured Kane?  Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has this update including news ten teams presented serious offers for Kane.

USA Today:  Kane surgery decision puts Jets in bind.  Interesting last line by Kevin Allen “The Jets have to make the playoffs this season or Cheveldayoff might not be the guy who trades Kane next summer”.

The Score:  Dressing room culture will dictate that Evander Kane’s time is up in Winnipeg.  Former NHLer Justin Bourne chimes in with the thoughts of a former professional hockey player on the environment within the room.

National Post:  Evander Kane is reportedly on the trading block — should the Toronto Maple Leafs be interested?  I suspect we will be seeing these types of articles throughout papers across North America as scribes consider Kane as an addition for the team they cover.

Montreal Gazette:  Canadiens don’t need Evander Kane.  See my comment in reference to the above link.

Illegal Curve:  Kane to have surgery.  Coach Maurice dropped the bomb to open the pre-game scrum with news of the surgery including expected recovery of 4-6 months.

Illegal Curve:  Kane news.  With all the drama surrounding the winger he got his own dedicated page with all the news surrounding him this morning.

Kane audio:

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.  Mostly Kane talk with a smattering of chatter about the Hawks.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler & Lawless.  Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun joins Hustler & Lawless from Saskatoon ahead of Gordie Howe’s tribute dinner. LeBrun says Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will continue to seek a trade for Evander Kane, but Kane’s surgery has reduced demand.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler & Lawless.  Craig Oster, Evander Kane’s agent, joins Hustler & Lawless to discuss his client’s recently announced shoulder surgery. Oster says reported events in Vancouver had nothing to do with the medical decision. Oster also says Kane’s relationship with the Winnipeg Jets is not damaged.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Rona Roundtable.  Aaron Ward discusses Evander Kane’s departure from the Jets and his decision to have surgery.

TSN 1050 Toronto:  Leafs Lunch.  Former Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel joined TSN 1050 and spoke about his relationship with Evander Kane, Kane’s off-ice antics, when it’s time for a young player to finally mature and more.

TSN 1050 Toronto:  Macko & Cauz.  Leafs Lunch co-host Jeff O’Neill joins Macko & Cauz to talk about the perceived leadership problems in Winnipeg. (Jets talk starts at 4:41).

TSN 1050 Toronto:  Mike Richards in the Morning.  NHL on NBC analyst Pierre McGuire discusses whether Jets forward Evander Kane would be able to thrive on another team.  (Jets talk starts at 4:20).

TSN 1200 Ottawa:  In the Box.  Steve and Chris talk to former NHLer and current Jets analyst Shane Hnidy about Chris Phillips setting the Sens record for games played, and the situation surrounding the Jets and Evander Kane. (Jets talk starts at 2:45).

Kane video:

Sportsnet:  Kane electing surgery first step in ‘divorce’.  Is Evander Kane’s time in Winnipeg over? The Hockey Central panel seems to think so, calling his decision to undergo shoulder surgery the first step in the so-called divorce between the team and the player.

Jets news:

Illegal Curve:  Game day set-up.  Setting up tonight’s Jets and Blackhawks game with projected lines, starting goalies, games notes and more.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice pre-game scrum (audio).  Some pre-game chat about facing the Hawks and his expectations of his team.

Illegal Curve:  Jets vs. Blackhawks projected lineupsTake a look at what the lines looked like after practice today and what combos you should expect to see at MTS Centre this evening.

Illegal Curve:  Morning PapersIf you missed any of the news this AM we have you covered.