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Latest Jets and Moose news.

Note:  From an emotional game against the Dallas Stars here in Winnipeg on Tuesday night the Jets will face off against the Dallas Stars once again this evening in a rare home and home series against their central division rival.  Be sure to check us out throughout the day for latest Jets game day news. As soon as illegalcurve.com is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Note II:  After winning four straight games (including three on the road) the Moose return to Winnipeg losers of two straight.  They will play a pair of road games against Charlotte at the MTS Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

Note III:  TNSE formally announced True North Square.  Read about the project and hear from chairman Mark Chipman here.

Jets news:

ESPN:  Buyers and sellers in the Central Division.  Bet you cannot guess which side of the ledger the Jets fall into?

Winnipeg Sun:  Long list of suitors for Ladd.  Ken goes through the list of teams that might be in the market for a left winger with Stanley Cup experience.

Winnipeg Free Press:  The pros and cons of trading for Ladd.  J.P. Vigier has his whiteboard out and goes over the pros and cons for a team trading for the Jets captain.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets missing five from practice, including Ladd. (Paywall).  How odd would it be for a Jets/Panthers trade to happen and then the Jets would face their former captain the day after the trade deadline.  Wouldn’t that make for some unusual theatre at the MTS Centre on Tuesday night.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Here’s something to get excited about.  (Paywall).  Suggesting the NHL draft lottery and trade deadline are the best storylines Jets fans can hope for.  As is evidenced by our poll most readers feel that the Jets are going to be making a top pick in Buffalo.  And if so you may want to get familiar with this old/new name to Jets fans.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Sun:  Deja blue for Myers and Stafford.  After getting an old too brief taste of the good life last season it is back to the same old same old for these two former Sabres.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets hit road with Ladd, no Little.  Leaving behind #18 is not good for business.  Taking #16 and playing him may also not be good for business.

TSN:  Leafs Lunch. (Video).  Darren Dreger joined Leafs Lunch and gave the latest on what’s going on with the Winnipeg Jets, and if they will be looking at trading more than just Andrew Ladd.

ESPN:  Best fits for four top NHL trade deadline targets.  Has Jets captain heading out East but not to the team that will be here next Tuesday.

Fox Sports:  Trade Deadline outlook for the Winnipeg Jets.  Includes: 1) Buyers or sellers? 2) Team needs and 3) Key players.

Illegal Curve:  Bryan Little being given further tests; could join team on road trip in Pittsburgh.  When you lose your top line centre for any period of time it is never good for business.

Illegal Curve:  Jets Practice Report.  See the players who were on the ice yesterday for skate at the MTS Centre.  Hear from Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Darren Dreger joins the show to discuss the unresolved situation between the Winnipeg Jets and Andrew Ladd. Dreger says the trade market for a player like Ladd still hasn’t been set, and might not be set until Monday morning.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  The guys clear up the characterizations that either side ended the Andrew Ladd – Winnipeg Jets contract negotiations, and posit whether more Jets players should be traded.

Illegal Curve:  Coach Maurice scrum.  On the players missing from the skate today.  Might Little join for Pittsburgh. Trying to beat the Stars for the first time in five tries.  Does he talk about the playoffs with the players?  How hard is it to keep players motivated as the playoffs slip away?

USA Today:  Top Shelf Podcast.  The Andrew Ladd talk begins at 1:37 (goes to 5:38) with Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet joining the Top Shelf crew of Kevin Allen, Kristen Shilton and Jimmy Hascup.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  The Big Show.  Matt Larkin of the Hockey News dropped by for some hockey talk including teams looking to make moves at the deadline, the frontrunner in the Andrew Ladd sweepstakes and why the Jets should keep their captain out of action for the final two games before Monday’s deadline.

Moose news:

Chronicle Herald:  Maxime Fortunus leads Iowa Wild past Manitoba Moose 2-1.  The road trip started off so well but the Moose have now dropped two straight to fellow basement team Iowa.

Jets prospect:

Michigan Wolverines official site: Connor’s path to greatness includes the company he keeps.  Jets fans continue to get more and more excited about their top pick in 2015.

Yahoo Sports:  Kyle Connor’s case for Hobey Baker.  Hard to argue with the season he has had to date.

Thanks very much for joining us on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show this morning.

@ICdave hard at work to get the podcast posted.

Check out the Jets and Oilers pre-game report ahead of tonight's game in Winnipeg.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-4-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-oilers-pre-game-report/

For a look around the NHL, where training camps are in full swing and hope springs eternal (except for certain woebegone teams), we are pleased to be joined by @hailey_salvian of @TheAthletic.

Tune in and join the conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muA3h6Zc8KY

During #NHLJets Training Camp, it's easy to be Mr. Brightside.

Our next guest on The IC Hockey Show, @mikemcintyrewpg, is hopefully going to Smile Like He Means It, but regardless if we can Read His Mind, he will definitely remain The Man.

Watch/Chat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muA3h6Zc8KY

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