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Note: This is day five since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season.

Note II:  The NHL has provided a new directive for players this morning saying they can return to their home cities but would need to self-quarantine.

Jets news:

Sportsnet: How 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs could look after halted seasonSounds like a better idea than re-starting the regular season.  Like the idea of the teams that are top getting a bye and the rest playing a best of three series to get in.  May as well reward the top teams.

Winnipeg Sun:  Blake Wheeler: Stay home Jets captain Blake Wheeler spoke out on twitter about the ongoing situation.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Emotional few days after Jets’ owner changes course and agrees to pay employees. (Paywall).  Murat touched base with a worker impacted by the decisions made over the last few days.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets finally end self-inflicted PR nightmareWasn’t a good look and it appeared that the overriding sentiment was a negative one to the initial comment and secondly the letter released by the organization.

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets fan calls on grassroots fundraising for arena workersNice to see but certainly not the responsibility of fans to pay the costs in this instance.

Fans at Bell MTS Place

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets alter course, will pay part-time workers.  (Paywall).  Not surprised this was the conclusion reached and I did say on Saturday’s show that I would expect something before when the next home Jets game would have been (which is tomorrow).

Illegal Curve:  With the NCAA cancelling winter championships what might be next for Winnipeg Jets draft pick Dylan SambergAll eyes are on the Hermantown, Minnesota product. 

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.