Note: On Saturday morning the Jets announced they had signed Finnish forward Joona Luoto to a three-year, two-way contract. Better start boning up on your Finnish between the Jets and Moose.
NY Post: Rangers, rivals set to battle for Jets’ Jacob Trouba at steep cost. As I spoke about on yesterday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show anytime you can create a bidding war for your player (especially among these three bitter rivals) it can only help with your return.
NBC Sports: Five candidates to have contracts nixed from the books. Not a surprise to see number 5 on this list of five.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: St. Louis Blues defeat Boston Bruins in Game Seven 4-1; Win the Franchise’s First Stanley Cup, Pending RFA Andrew Copp and his next contract, Trade rumors surrounding Nikolaj Ehlers, Kevin Cheveldayoff on Jacob Trouba: “We’re having conversations with teams about the potential of trading him…”
Guests: Scott Billeck (NHL.com, Winnipeg Sun, NBC Pro Hockey Talk), John Matisz (National hockey writer for The Score)
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Jordan Eberle signs 5 year, $27.5 million dollar contract extension with NY Islanders (AAV of $5.5 million), Philadelphia Flyers acquire Matt Niskanen from Washington in exchange for Radko Gudas, UFA of the Week: Jake Gardiner, Jets sign Joona Luoto to a three-year, two-way contract
Guests: Matt Vensel (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Craig Button (TSN Director of Scouting), Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants goaltender)
To listen to part 2 click here.
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.