Note: This is day four since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season.
Edmonton Journal: A lot of possibilities for playoffs when NHL returns from pause. There are gonna be a lot of these types of articles for the next while.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets ownership doubles down on decision not to pay casual, part-time staffers. This has become quite a divisive issue online which is less than ideal at a time when folks are supposed to be banding together. Essentially True North is saying the majority of these employees will be paid when the events resume while the criticism is that due to these extraordinary circumstances employees should be taken care of (at least in the short term). True North has replied to the criticism with a letter to their employees which you can read in Scott’s piece. What side of the puck do you fall on with regards to the above?
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: NHL suspends 2019-20 regular season due to COVID-19 pandemic, Jets win 4 games in a row before NHL season suspended, NHL urges players to self-quarantine to help save season, How will the NHL handle the rest of the regular season and the playoffs, True North’s response to the NHL shutdown.
Guests: Murat Ates (The Athletic Winnipeg) at 27:53 and Scott Cruickshank (The Athletic Calgary) at 49:39.
To listen to part one click here.
Topics: The financial impact of the NHL shutdown, Should the NHL use this opportunity to rethink their season calendar, Could the NHL shutdown impact the 2020 NHL Draft.
Guests: Tom Lynn (Former Minnesota Wild Assistant GM, Principal/Player Agent at Veritas Hockey) at 00:32, Cam Robinson (Elite Prospects, Dobber Hockey, Dobber Prospects) at 24:31 and Jacob Micflikier (Växjö Lakers HC / SHL) at 54:53.
To listen to part two click here.