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Jets news: KHL team offers a contract to Alexander Burmistrov. Plays of the year.

Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps: Turning focus to Penguins. Pens have a date on East coast.

Stanley Cup news: Ovechkin on ‘bad decisions’ and being better. Youth serves Rangers well in playoffs. Slava Yoynov helps Kings to get going. Hitchcock tinkers with his offense. Alex Pietrangelo is injured. Coyotes take 2-0 series lead. Flyers nip Devils in OT to take Game 1.

Jets news:

Edmonton Journal:  KHL team offers a contract to Alexander Burmistrov.  The web has been abuzz with this rumour for awhile.  Lots of speculation as to whether it is an attempt to poach him or just extend his KHL contract. Update: The response from the Winnipeg Jets regarding the Burmistrov/KHL article, is that “we won’t be making any comment on stuff like that”.  

Winnipeg Free Press & Winnipeg Sun both have updates on the Burmistrov story.  Free Press has a quote from NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and the Sun spoke with Burmistrov’s agent.

Jets official site:  Plays of the Year – Round 1, Match-Up 7Kane vs. Pavelec in today’s latest contestGonna have to go with the tender on this one, as Kane’s is nice simply because Wheeler does 99% of the work.

Affiliate news – St. John’s IceCaps:

The Telegram:  IceCaps turn their focus to PenguinsI didn’t even think of all the cliche headlines this series (Penguins vs. IceCaps) will provide for writers.  Focusing on the hockey, these two squads should provide some entertaining 2nd round action.

Citizens Voice:  Pens have a date with IceCapsBoth teams were statistically similar during the regular season.

Stanley Cup news:

Washington Post:  Ovechkin on ‘bad decisions’ and being betterThe team has gotten away from living or dying based solely on the play of their captain, but that doesn’t yet diminish the need for him to get on track, if this team is hoping to even their series with New York.

New York Daily News:  Youth serves Rangers well in playoffsEveryone is talking about the Flyers youth movement, but the Blueshirts from Broadway are themselves being helped by a number of young guns.

L.A. Times:  Slava Yoynov helps Kings to get goingIf you haven’t paid attention to what is happening with the team of upstarts on the West coast, read Helene Elliott’s always informative articles.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Hitchcock tinkers with his offenseExpect a better Blues team tonight then the one we saw in Game 1.    You will also see a different looking team as defenceman Alex Pietrangelo is injured.

Arizona Republic:  Coyotes take 2-0 series leadAnyone who expected this after two games please raise your hand.  Everytime the Preds came back in last night’s contest, the Coyotes had an answerIf they can get a split in Nashville, the 3rd round is looking like a distinct possibility.

Globe and Mail:  Flyers nip Devils in OT to take Game 1This might end up being the closest series in the 2nd round.  The Flyers showed a bit of ‘layoff’ rust but were able to overcome this and win it in OT.

Illegal Curve Hockey Replay:

Part 1Show intro, recap of Friday night, recap of first round predictions.  Interview with Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post & ESPN.  New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals series preview.  Vancouver Canucks postmortem.  Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins postmortem.  Interview with Keith McCambridge, Head Coach of the St. John’s IceCaps.

Part 2San Jose Sharks, Detroit Red Wings postmortem.  Los Angeles Kings vs. St. Louis Blues series preview.  Interview with Jim Fox colour analyst for the LA Kings (FSN West).  New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers series preview.  Interview with Matt Laughlin play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Devils on WFAN.  Rapid Fire, Cheers & Jeers.

The Illegal Curve Hockey Show airs Saturdays on TSN Radio 1290 from 12pm-3pm.