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Note: There was some clarity on Sunday morning regarding the relevant NHL dates and the taxi squad rules.

Note II:  Check out the assessment made by TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button regarding the three Jets prospects playing in the World Junior tournament.  Listen here.

Note III:  The tenth overseas prospect report can be read here.

Jets news:

Sportsnet:  How the Winnipeg Jets are impacted by NHL’s return to play rulesKen looks at the impact of the updated rules on the Jets ahead of the start of the season.

The Athletic Winnipeg:  What are the biggest questions facing the Jets heading into the 2021 season? (Paywall). Murat has six questions for the Jets ahead of the season including: 1) Will the defence hold? 2) What happens if Hellebuyck is less than perfect? 3) Can Scheifele can dominate at 5-on-5 again? 4) Which player takes the biggest surprise leap forward? 5) Will we get that long rumoured blockbuster trade? 6) Can the Jets claim a Canadian division playoff spot? Canada division in NHL will be ‘awesome,’ Maurice says.  Tim spoke to the Jets bench boss about the upcoming season and the play between the Canadian teams.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Toronto Star: There’s still hope for NHL games in Canada after board signs off on season blueprint. Count me as someone who is looking forward to watching these Canadian teams duke it out this season.  It will have an AHL feel with all these games against each other and I’m excited about that.

Jets video:

TSN: Motivated by being cut last year, Perfetti looks to make impact for Team Canada. “Being cut definitely sucks” Cole Perfetti said in a blunt assessment of his situation with Team Canada last year. Now, solidly a member of the team for the upcoming World Juniors, Perfetti is still motivated by being cut last year and aims to show the Team Canada brass that they made the wrong decision last time around.

Moose news:

Illegal Curve: Interview with Moose head coach Pascal Vincent. We had a long chat with Moose bench boss Pascal Vincent on Saturday. We covered 1) return to play impact on the AHL 2) NHL taxi squads 3) communicating during long offseason 4) overseas prospects 5) Mikhail Berdin 6) David Gustafsson and 7) his acting in Moose holiday video.

Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:

Topics: NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement for 56-game season, Jets sign G Mikhail Berdin to a two-year contract extension starting in 2021-22, Should the Jets use a 7D-11F model like the Tampa Bay Lightning have employed, Who will be on the Jets taxi squad, Should the Jets have any interest in some of the remaining Unrestricted Free Agents

Guests: Murat Ates (The Athletic Winnipeg) at 29:06 and Pascal Vincent (Manitoba Moose Head Coach) at 51:16.

To listen to part 1 click here.

Topics: Identifying the best Christmas presents for Jets fans, The All-Canadian division could be in jeopardy due to varying provincial health restrictions, Washington Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to miss season due to heart condition, Alex Steen’s retirement

Guests: Craig Button (TSN Director of Scouting) at 23:00 and Sarah McLellan (Minneapolis Star Tribune) at 40:14.

To listen to part 2 click here.