Note: This is day 121 since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season.
Note II: Stay tuned as we will have some exciting news coming up regarding the return of The Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Radio. We didn’t do a CurveCast last night but you can go check out some of our old IC Zoomcasts.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets prospect Kovacevic draws confidence from his unusual journey to the pros. If you’re looking for a kid who is loving his time in the pros you’ve come to the right place. But beneath that enjoyment you get the sense Kovacevic is a prospect who is working hard to get himself to that next level.
Global News: Jets’ players back in the city and set to return to ice. It is somewhat unfortunate that at the nicest time of the year in ‘Peg city the players have to be in isolation.
Sportsnet: Phase 3 Training Camp Preview: Can Jets’ Hellebuyck recapture Vezina form? Look at who is writing his first Sportsnet article as Ken took a pause from the Manitoba Golf Tour to pen this training camp preview. Ken looks at some injury updates, a player to watch, an interesting stat, possible line combinations and the biggest question facing the Jets is……
The Athletic Winnipeg: Fun with long odds – What if the Jets won the draft lottery? (Paywall). Murat goes speculative in his latest piece but it is one Jets fans would enjoy as a consolation prize for not winning the Stanley Cup.
Sportsnet: Why a physical series versus the Flames may benefit the Jets. As training camps begin ahead of the NHL restart, Ken Reid and Sean Reynolds discuss the challenges facing the Winnipeg Jets.
Sportsnet: Ken Wiebe shares his thoughts on the Flames and Jets matchup. Ken Wiebe joins Pinder and Nault to give his take on the Flames and Jets series. He weighs in on Winnipeg’s lineup and how they matchup with Calgary.
TSN: Ratification of RTP, CBA extension could be announced today. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie joins Gino Reda to update the ratification process of the Return to Play as well as the CBA extension, discuss his biggest area of concern when it comes to starting and finishing the Return to Play, what the bubbles could look like in Toronto and Edmonton, and more.
Sportsnet: Why NHL’s return to play will take incredible stamina — from fans. With six essential playoff games per day for weeks, the NHL’s return to play may even be too much of a good thing — not that anyone’s going to complain.