Note: The Jets six days off ends today as the team gets back to the business of practicing in Philadelphia as they prepare to face a Flyers team on Monday night that are third last in the Eastern Conference although they have won three straight games. The Practice Report will bring you up to speed with the latest news and audio from Philadelphia.
Note II: After securing a point in nine straight games the Moose streak came to a screeching halt yesterday afternoon in Milwaukee as they lost 8-2 to the Admirals. They fell to 19-19-3-2 on the season and will get a chance for revenge against the Admirals when the season resumes on Friday in Milwaukee. The good news for the Moose is since they hit the “reset” button post-Christmas the team has gone 8-3-1-2. Still a long climb but the team is trending in the right direction. The team is off right now for the AHL All-Star break except for Logan Shaw who is heading to Springfield, Massachusetts for the event.
TSN: Who might the Jets target as a rental? Usual cast of characters mentioned here and a few new names.
Winnipeg Sun: With 34 games in 68 days, Jets stretch drive is going to be a real test. Gonna be quite the run with the Jets and Predators in a two-horse race which may also include a trade bidding war (see below) between the two Central Division front runners. Ted looks at the remaining portion of the regular season.
TSN: Predators, Jets locked in race for rentals. With the trade deadline looming and the Predators and Jets tied atop the Central Division, both will be searching for reinforcements for a deep playoff run. Will David Poile’s and Kevin Cheveldayoff’s interests intersect, leading to a bidding war? The Panel explores a potentially busy deadline around the league.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
Topics: Expectations for the final 34 games of the Jets regular season, What will the Jets Top-6 defence look like when Dustin Byfuglien and Ben Chiarot return from injuries, Jets/ Philadelphia Flyers Preview, Should Flyers goaltender Carter Hart spend the rest of the season in the NHL or AHL, Jets/Boston Bruins Preview, PHWA Award winners at the All-Star Break.
Guests: Jason Bell (Assistant Sports Editor, Winnipeg Free Press), Anthony San Filipo (Philadelphia Flyers writer for CrossingBroad.com).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: ESPN’s players to watch prior to the NHL Trade Deadline, Open phones during the last three segments of the show.
Guests: Ty Anderson (98.5 The Sports Hub Boston), David Marcoux (David Marcoux School of Goaltending, Former NHL goalie coach with Carolina Hurricanes & Calgary Flames).
To listen to part 2 click here.