Note: Congrats to the Blue Bombers for a dominating win in Grey Cup 107 as they ended a 29 year drought for the City of Winnipeg with their 33-12 defeat of the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Fans took to Portage and Main last night to celebrate the victory and the parade will be held tomorrow.
Note II: The Jets were off on Sunday and will not skate today. The Jets will still be in action however as they host their annual Skills Competition this evening at Bell MTS Place. As we are every year be sure to stick with us for complete coverage of the events and be sure to follow our Instagram for pictures from the event.
Note III: The Moose ran into a very good Toronto Marlies team who swept them this weekend and ultimately swept the season series 4-0 thanks to another win on Sunday afternoon. Manitoba will travel today and their schedule will not get any easier as they take on the Admirals in Milwaukee on Wednesday. They are the hottest team in the AHL going 10-0-0-0 in their last ten games. Coach Vincent confirmed that the team will continue to use a rotation for their first year Jets D prospects.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Which Jets are most likely to be traded in 2019-20? (Paywall). Murat looks at the roster of both the Jets and some of the players from the Moose and categorizes them in terms of untouchables, almost untouchable, it isn’t likely, conceivable, hard to imagine as trade centrepieces and candidates.
Illegal Curve: Updates on Josh Morrissey, Nathan Beaulieu and Laurent Brossoit. Following the game on Saturday the biggest questions surrounded the health of this trio who didn’t finish the game against the Blue Jackets.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Four observations from Jets’ past five games. (Paywall). Ken’s observations included: 1) Wheeler hitting 600. 2) Time for change on the PP. 3) Leaks in the PK. 4) Tough luck.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Recapping the Jets four game road trip, Has the Jets recent stretch of success changed their outlook, Could Blake Wheeler be a centre permanently going forward, The decision to keep Sami Niku in the AHL, NHLPA officially files grievance regarding Dustin Byfuglien’s suspension
Guests: Scott Billeck (Winnipeg Sun) at 28:44 and Mike Zeisberger (NHL.com) at 51:10.
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Jets/Blue Jackets Preview, More on the Mike Babcock firing/Sheldon Keefe hiring, The struggles of the Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames, Giving Thanks at American Thanksgiving, Cheers/Jeers
Guests: Aaron Portzline (The Athletic Columbus) at 00:29 and Josh Smith (Scouting The Refs) at 47:11.
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.