Note: Join us for three hours of The Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg this morning starting at 9:00 a.m. CT. Today’s guests on the show include: Murat Ates (The Athletic Winnipeg), Pascal Vincent (Head coach of the Manitoba Moose), Craig Button (TSN Director of Scouting) and Sarah McLellan (Wild beat writer for Star Tribune). You can listen to show here.
Note II: According to the various hockey insiders last night the NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative deal on a 56-game season. Training camp would begin (tentatively) on January 3rd with the season to get underway on January 13th. There’s a plan for an expanded roster of 4-6 on a taxi squad. Lots still to come on all fronts.
Winnipeg Sun: All-Canadian division not all it’s cracked up to be. Don’t count Paul as someone who is frothing at the mouth to watch the seven Canadian teams duke it out this season.
The Athletic Winnipeg: How Neal Pionk became a power play force in his debut Jets season. (Paywall). That is some significant company that the Jets blueliner finds himself with and Murat heads to the video room to check out the how and why.
Global News: Veteran broadcasters Paul Edmonds, Jamie Thomas to call Winnipeg Jets games. Congrats to both of these guys. Sorry to see Paul leave our station but I am happy that he will continue to be the voice of the Jets on radio.
TSN: What to expect from each Canadian NHL team? With the NHL season now officially approaching, let’s takes a look at what to expect from all the Canadian teams. Jets talk start at :58 second mark.
TSN: Prospects to watch at WJC from Western Conference Canadian teams. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins That’s Hockey to break down the Canadian teams’ prospects that will be playing at the World Juniors, focusing on the four Western Conference teams. The video starts with him talking about Winnipeg prospects.
The Athletic: What will the AHL look like next season? (Paywall). Not an article specific to Manitoba but obviously relevant for the local AHL club. Talks about the All-Canadian division.