Note: Puck drop is at 9:00 pm CST tonight as the Jets go up against the Oilers in Edmonton. After the game, be sure to check out illegalcurve.com for all the post-game reaction.
Note II: We want you to be part of the conversation on the final Illegal Curve Post-Game Show of 2022. This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc after every single game and now a grand prize of a pair of tickets to an NHL game of your choice (For a variety of ways to enter click here).
Sportsnet: With future of core players unclear, 2023 could be defining year for Jets. Wieber dropping a Seinfeld line to open his article alone makes it worth reading and then you can delve into why this next year or so is going to be so significant for the NHL franchise of Winnipeg.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets fan survey, part 2: Just how bright is this team’s future? (Paywall). Murat asked and you answered. This is part deux of his survey which covers plenty of ground.
The Hockey News: How Sam Gagner reached 1000 names. My smartass response is that he played 999 games prior to game 1000 but Jacob spends time looking at how the veteran forward has become just the 375th player in NHL history to achieve that mark.
TSN: Oilers’ Draisaitl unlikely to play vs. Jets, but could return soon. Half of the amazing duo for Edmonton out of the lineup but they still pummelled Seattle last night without him so they remain formidable .
Illegal Curve: Jets vs Oilers pre-game report. The Jets held a morning skate as they prepared to face Edmonton. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players/coaching staff media availabilities.
Illegal Curve: Morning Papers. If you missed any of the news from earlier today, we have you covered.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show: Saturday Show. Lots of Jets topics discussed including: The Jets stop the bleeding with win over Canucks/Scheifele hat trick on pace for 50+ goals. Status of Josh Morrissey? Thoughts on Adam Lowry as a winger alongside Mark Scheifele? What would you do with the Jets current roster? Are you making a trade? Expanding on Mike McIntyre’s article about whether the Jets should go “all in”. Jets sign 2022 3rd rounder Danny Zhilkin to three-year ELC. Previewing Jets/Oilers. Best Jets moment of 2022. We were joined by Moose assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner for a chat.