Note: This is day twelve since the NHL and AHL hit the pause button on their respective 2019-20 seasons.
Note II: NHL provides Q&A regarding coronavirus pause. Check it out here.
The Athletic: NHL awards for the 2019-20 season. (Paywall). Still not sure if these will be handed out but if they are the Athletic folks are certainly behind Connor Hellebuyck for Vezina.
Winnipeg Free Press: Forever Champions. (Paywall). Time to get in the time machine and travel back 40 years for some WHA nostalgia.
The Athletic Winnipeg: The Boarding Pass. Winnipeg native and former NHL’er Trevor Kidd joins Murat and Ken to discuss the new normal and how all three of them are coping and keeping busy with their families during self isolation. The Jets Analyst and the Boarding Pass team also talk hockey as the Jets were poised to make a run for a playoff spot when the NHL season was paused. The boys praise the Vezina type season for Connor Hellebuyck, the dynamic Connor shares with his goalie partner Laurent Brossoit and how the goaltending position has evolved. Plus, the guys ask Kidder about his famed checker board pads, his junior hockey career, winning the Memorial Cup in Spokane and playing with Eddie Belfour in Toronto. Fear not Boarding Pass followers, Kidder will be back on the Pod, in the future as we get through self isolation together!
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: NHL tells players they are free to travel but must stay in isolation, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the possibilities are endless in terms of ending the 2019-2020 season, Jets players donate $100,000 to Winnipeg Harvest, Players discussing return to action in late July/early August, The Jets 2020-21 Salary Cap situation if the cap stays flat, The possibility of and format for different Playoff play-in games
Guests: Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press) at 27:02 and Nick Wolff (University of Minnesota Duluth defenceman, recently signed with the Boston Bruins) at 51:18.
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: Chicago Blackhawks announce that Jeremy Colliton and Stan Bowman will return next season, Tie Domi calls out Scott Stevens saying he’s the biggest phony out there, The Return of The Ezzy Awards, How will the NHL & NHLPA deal with the escrow issue
Guests: Stephen Whyno (Associated Press) at 00:45 and Jennifer Botterill (New York Islanders analyst) at 22:10.
To listen to part 2 click here.