Note: Reminder it is going to be a busy July coming up for Illegal Curve as we conclude the 2021 season. Our regular Illegal Curve Hockey Show will continue on Saturdays in July at 9 AM. In addition to these shows we will have three extra shows including one with a focus on the Seattle Expansion Draft on July 21st, the 1st round of the NHL Draft on July 23rd as well as a Free Agency Round Up show on July 28th.
Winnipeg Free Press: Give us a reason to watch, Habs. (Paywall). Mike is in Montreal so he’ll have no choice but to watch but my guess is the ratings will be just atrocious for this Final and if I had to guess if this is the final game of the series folks (including yours truly) will be tuning in for the final five minutes and will turn it off shortly thereafter.
Winnipeg Free Press: Habs sticking with Price. (Paywall). Not a surprise that they will continue to live and die by their veteran netminder.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Wild planning talks with Kirill Kaprizov, Kevin Fiala after signing Joel Eriksson Ek. Check the latest on one of the Jets rivals.
New York Post: Rangers’ Adam Fox wants to ‘dominate games’ after earning Harvard degree. Been quite the summer for the defenceman.
The Athletic: ‘He’s going to help so many people’: Stephen Johns finds purpose, and Bobby Ryan, at end of #MentalMiles journey. (Paywall). A worthwhile endevour at the end of his pro hockey career.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: Jets expansion draft discussion (whether to protect DeMelo or Stanley). Andrew Copp contract talk. Potential trade targets for Winnipeg. Stanley Cup Final thoughts.
Guests: Ted Wyman (Winnipeg Sun) at 24:40 and Joe Smith (The Athletic Tampa) at 1:15:50. (please note the times listed are for the podcast not the YouTube video).
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