Note: This is day 16 since the NHL and AHL hit the pause button on their respective 2019-20 seasons.
Note II: Tomorrow’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show moves to two hours, so we will kick off the show at 10 AM until 12 noon.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How recent former Jets have fared with their new team. (Paywall – 90 days of free access). Ken takes a look at what some former Jets are doing with their new squads.
The Athletic Winnipeg: The Boarding Pass. Jets play by play voice Dennis Beyak joined Murat and Ken to catch up on what he is doing during the pause in the NHL season due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The guys discuss the article written by Ken, that looks at what Jets players could be vulnerable when the expansion draft happens to welcome Seattle into the NHL. Plus, Dennis offers his experience working on past Memorial Cup’s in light of the Canadian Hockey League’s decision to cancel this years tournament in Kelowna. Dennis provides hope that the NHL will indeed return this summer, completing the regular season ahead of a late summer drive to the Stanley Cup. We hope he is right! Ken and Murat wrap up the podcast with a tease on their inaugural Manitoba Hall of Fame feature, which highlights 10 individuals to start, including Corey Koskie, Jennifer Botterill, Desiree Scott, Jonathan Toews and more.
TSN: Insider Trading – How long will the NHL go before making decision on season? Hockey Insiders have the latest on what some NHL general managers are suggesting should play resume, how long the league will go before making decision on the season, what to do with the draft and more.
The Athletic: NHL weighs options for this year’s draft, assures Montreal another chance. (Paywall – 90 days of free access). Hard to see this one being anything other than virtual.
ESPN: Cancel the NHL regular season already. A solid argument as to why the NHL needs to forget the regular season in 2019-20.