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Note:  The big news on Tuesday was that the Jets and Flames will do battle in a Heritage Classic next season at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The game will take place October 26th, 2019.  The team didn’t practice but did hold a media availability.  Today they will remain off the ice (during the day) as they prepare for the Skills Competition which takes place at 7 pm inside Bell MTS Place.  This is always a fun event and even if you cannot attend we will have complete coverage on here and be sure you follow our Illegal Curve Instagram account for the up close and personal shots.

Note II:  The Moose traveled to Texas on Tuesday to kick off three games in the Lone Star State which begins with a showdown in San Antonio with the Rampage.  Morning skate gets underway at 11:15 am and puck drop is at 7 pm.

Note III:  NHL This Week with IC Radio will be LIVE on TSN Radio 1290 tonight immediately following the Canada/Finland World Junior Quarterfinal game for an abbreviated version of the show (8:15 pm CT-9:30 pm CT).

Jets news:

Sportsnet:  31 ThoughtsNothing overly insightful regarding the Jets as he simply asks who will be the Jets Paul Stastny type acquisition (point 6) this season.  Perhaps as our own Drew Mindell mentioned on twitter it may be someone like Brock Nelson who Friedman later references (point 9) as a UFA.

The Globe and Mail: Jets look poised to soar through postseason. (Paywall). Part of the success of the Jets is keeping focused on the here and now without looking too far down the road.  It would be folly to ignore the present.

Winnipeg Free Press: Regina to host Jets and Flames in Heritage Classic in October. (Paywall). The big question now from fans is will a new uniform be part of this game? Seems like many are hoping it will be the same Heritage Classic look but of a darker variety.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets reflect on great year for franchise.  (Paywall).  Lots of good memories this past calendar year.

Whiteout Street Party 1

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets Snapshots Ted’s list includes:  Brendan Lemieux. Hellebuyck hits 100. Laine looks to pick it up. Fourth-line praise.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets captain Wheeler far from satisfied after his team’s impressive yearThe captain is trying to keep his focus narrow and not allowing the outside hype to cloud things.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets looking forward to hosting Flames in Heritage Classic next season in ReginaA Winnipeg based reaction to the news of the game.

Calgary Sun: Flames to play Jets in NHL Heritage Classic in Regina. Kristen gives you the view from Calgary.

Regina Leader Post: Bettman announces that Regina will host 2019 Heritage ClassicRead about the event from the perspective of coverage from the host city.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Dustin Byfuglien’s injury puts Jets’ blueline on uncertain ground. (Paywall).  Missed this from Murat the other day on what the loss of big 33 means to the Jets D core.

Jets video:

Sportsnet:  Bettman explains how Regina got Heritage Classic. Gary Bettman spoke about how Regina got the Heritage Classic and the difficulty of holding the event every year.